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webOS 3.0.2 68 update now available for HP TouchPad! 76

by Derek Kessler Mon, 01 Aug 2011 6:22 pm EDT

So maybe things got a little delayed this morning when Richard Kerris tweeted out that the first webOs update would be available this morning. But never fear, for the update's available now!

If you fire up the System Updates app on your TouchPad you'll be notified to download the 38MB webOS 3.0.2 68 update (that'd be webOs 3.0.2, build 68), which offers improvements to the Calendar, Email, Music, Photos & Videos, Text Assist, and web browser apps, as well as generl system and security updates. We're downloading it now and will report back to you if we find anything interesting.

UPDATE: Official changelog from HP's TouchPad support page is after the break!

webOS 3.0.2

HP webOS system update 3.0.2 provides increased system performance and stability and addresses a number of bugs.

HP webOS system update 3.0.2 offers improvements in the following areas.

Core applications

Calendar

  • Quicker Just Type event search and event creation
  • Improved handing of meeting cancellations

Email

  • Faster scrolling
  • Improved message content and image display
  • Improved management of multiple emails in Draft and Outbox views

Music

  • Reduced audio skipping when the device is running other applications
  • Better display of album art

Photos & Videos

  • Added ability to set wallpapers
  • Faster and more reliable handling of individual photos and albums

Text Assist

  • Improved speed and accuracy of auto-corrections

Web

  • Increased scrolling support compatibility within web pages
  • Improved performance of remote HTML5 video playback
  • Improved responsiveness of auto correction within the browser

webOS System

  • Fixed issues with oversensitive screen rotation

Security

This release addresses a number of security issues with HP webOS software.

Individuals interested in contacting HP to report suspected security issues can find more information at hpwebos.com/security .

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76 Comments

woohoo! first to comment

hmmm... tempted to be the first to thumbdown your comment... but this is a happy day, here's a thumb up.

I'll do it. Stupid is stupid no matter what day it is.

sheez... you're right. I took my thumb back

clearly both trolls = if you can't be happy about this long awaited update...

are you two even downloading it? Mines' 50% done so far.

I'll get it when i get off of work. I guess I could ask my wife to do it for me.

be sure to charge it to 50% (or tell your wife to charge it up). I'm stuck now waiting for mine to charge up!

downloaded and installed. currently restarting. It takes a while.

This is a real community effort eh?

Getting it now

its about effing time

Downloading now! 3:26pm PDT

Success! 3:56pm PDT

Only one reboot during install as you would expect. Took about 10% of the battery to perform download and update.

Fyi, I uninstalled all preware patches before the update but left the preware apps and services.

Final Thought, Buttery smooth. :)

Downloading! Does anyone know if the camera app is expected to be added? It would be nice to use the camera for something other than Skype!

I wrote a camera app for the TouchPad which should be in the catalog soon!

Excellent, I look forward to it! I thought for sure it would be added with the Calculator and Clock apps, but unfortunately not. All I'd like to do is take some pictures and apply some effects if needed, like the photobooth software on the ipad 2.

wow can't wait for your camera app kesne = what is it call. AFAIK the 3.0.2 isn't including a camera (at least our developer NDA version didn't have one).

First rule of the NDA: Don't talk about the NDA.

I'm installing mine now. It had better fix EVERYTHING or I will drown a kitten. ;-)

It won't add GPS, a rear facing camera or refund you $150 to justify the wrong price.

Weird cuz my update put $200.00 into my paypal account...

lol

i just watched the TP ad on MTV with Russell Brand.... MTV plays A LOT of these tp commercials... A LOT... I wonder who their market is :)

I also see a lot on TNT or TBS and during sporting events.

If you are here on this site commenting on stories about updates and you are seeing this commercial so much, wouldn't it be safe to say that YOU might be a key part of the target market HP has in mind? Would you say that you are a bad target for them to focus on? Because if you are, then they are doing a great job targeting the wrong consumer.

improved *handling of meeting cancellations

also, no mention of the clock/calculator? That's odd.

They may not have wanted to point out the lack of these apps on the original release.

If this fixes the scrolling within a web page issue I will be HAPPY!!!

Web

Increased scrolling support compatibility within web pages
Improved performance of remote HTML5 video playback
Improved responsiveness of auto correction within the browser

well, does not fix, what to me, is my major issue with the web browser.

Still cannot move around elements within a web site.
Either a javascript or CSS3 issue or both.

e.g. http://maps.google.com I just want to be able to move the map around with my finger. This is a pretty common thing and I can't believe a web browser that is supposed to "give us the entire web" can't do this basic thing.

F*CK YES

no comments about the calculator or clock apps in the release notes?

Hi all, Is this the much promised update to correct lag time and the other issues reviewers complained about??? Take care, Jay

yes, lag should be vastly improved/resolved.

Let's give HP some credit. By the way, I think too many people are trying to download simulataneously. I think I got bumped and have to retry. Too many rabid blog reading TP owners!

I'm concerned the only thing they list in core OS update is the over sensitive screen rotation. What about the lag, freezing and restarts people have been complaining about?

overview says "HP webOS system update 3.0.2 provides increased system performance and stability and addresses a number of bugs." so we can hope... (at least once my download goes through)

I have pressed "Update" three times on my Pre Plus and "Your phone is up to date." Oh well I guess I will wait for HP to "Make it right".

This update is for the TouchPad only.

Insert icon of head banging against a brick wall.

HP will never "make it right" on the Pre Plus. Just accept it.

I will never accept it, which is why I am running WebOS 2.1 on my AT&T Pre Plus.

Just finished the update (no issues) email scrolling is a bit faster and there is a new calculator and clock app too.

I just got a message saying that "Your battery must be at least 50% full before you install the update. Please charge your battery before installing the update."

Its stuck on Validating.....

Anyone has this issue yet?

I had the same issue. As soon as the battery hit 50%, it started the install. It says it will take about 15 minutes.

Update - Even though it switched to installing, it didn't start. I had to exit the update ap and go back in and then it gave me an install now button.

yeah make sure your battery's 50% = mine's on the 'stone now waiting.

YEP THE CLOCK APP IS PRESENT.

webos update notes have never been all inclusive. I wouldn't get too caught up in what is/isn't present. For instance they don't mention the clock/calculator, but they are indeed present.

Also the Doctor is updated on your HP profile. You can download it there and apply as needed! I just downloaded my copy for safe keeping.

Finally, the videos have the title under them!!!! Thank the Lord!

hey, that's a great update. Thanks a lot dear palm/hp devs for your work !!!!

Thanks

Seems to have fixed the major problems I had with Facebook (click on weblink, article fails to show up in lower part of panel, couldn't see comments (on articles posted by others) from anyone, couldn't see my own comments (during or after entering them). Happy, happy...

Addendum: well, there is *one* problem so far with it. After opening a website within Facebook, no back button to go back to the earlier panels or to the main interface! You can use the menu to "Open new card". This launches a new instance from the main screen. (An intermittent problem, apparently...)

Addendum II: And now there's a Facebook update! Now THAT'S what I'm talking about. Keep that up, HP, and I might forget about that whole "making things right" thing... :)

Wow, facebook chat now works in the Web browser now!!!

twitter: richardkerris
It's 8:15 am in Guam... good morning. ;) OTA for #hpwebOS is live. Thanks for your patience as we had some offline server issues. Enjoy.

well, does not fix, what to me, is my major issue with the web browser.

Still cannot move around elements within a web site.
Either a javascript or CSS3 issue or both.

e.g. http://maps.google.com I just want to be able to move the map around with my finger. This is a pretty common thing and I can't believe a web browser that is supposed to "give us the entire web" can't do this basic thing.

You can still scroll boxes inside of a page, for example at avclub.com.

Other tablet browsers that shall not be named cannot.

If you're referring to the iPad, yes you can. You scroll within a web page by using 2 fingers instead of one. It's a pretty clever way to handle it.

From HP's blog:

A few highlights from the hundreds of improvements included in the update:

The Email app offers faster scrolling and improved image rendering, as well as improved management of multiple emails in Draft and Outbox views
You can now set your wallpaper from photos in the Photos app
In the Calendar app, you'll notice improvements in layout, searching for events with Just Type, and more
Can't live without "can't"? You'll appreciate enhancements in autocorrection of contractions.

You'll notice they say "hundreds" of improvements... be interesting to find them all...

Just like M$ does with their "over 500 new features" with Mango.

they updated the Facebook app as well

Got the first hard lockup of my TouchPad about 5 minutes after the update finished. The screen was rotating, and I was also setting the Touchpad down on the table. The screen froze after rotating about 10 degrees.

The only way I know to reboot my TouchPad after a hard lock, is to use novaterm to get to the command line and use the "shutdown -r now" command.

Is there a different way to reset the TouchPad when the Power button doesn't respond anymore?

hold power, volume-up and the front button for a while. may be that only power and front button is necessary, mine has only locked up once so far and the trifecta did the trick.

Just uninstalled everything (patches) and downloading the app. want to see if it runs better without the patches and if it still has it's random reboot and stutter issues.

WOOT!

Broke 1.5 GHz Uberkernel. Anyone know if a reinstall will repair this???

Smooth as silk, text still doesn't work with the Pre-. Sucked I was at 34% when I got the update...

Oh, oh and DEREK, we still can't comment on the front page of PC!!! This seems to be my only use for a laptop these days! Uhg!

Also tabbed browsing works as was said in Advanced Browser! :)

Can anyone confirm whether this update fixes the issue with deleting apps? That is, that databases disappear from all apps upon deleting one?

I hope so, 'cause I just deleted a bunch... ;)

The screen-clipping problem I had in the WordPress app appears to be fixed! Add Facebook to that, and I'm already glad for this update. Now we just need NetFlix and QuickOffice (or LibreOffice or *something*... :)

Addendum: It just occurred to me that you can use WordPress to do basic word processing once you've set up a free account with them (it handle italics, bold, etc). I haven't really explored WordPress much, so I can't say much for that aspect of it. New blog posts are private by default. They can presumably read your "documents", but if you'd rather not use Google Docs in your browser, it's an option...

Still can't:

1. Move a Google map
2. Scroll some web selection boxes (ex: http://www.lockheedmartinjobs.com/searchall.aspx?sitesel=All)
3. Thumb up down or post on this site.
4. Rename or add launcher tabs
5. Reorder lists (bookmarks?)
6. Scroll easily in app reordering mode (when you have a full page you have to touch the very edge or between rows/columns to scroll)
7. Remember where it was in app reorder mode (when trying to move several apps from the bottom of the downloads to to the favorites tab, everytime I move back to the downloads tab I have to scroll back down. See #6 for why this is especially annoying).
8. Fit more than 5 apps in the launcher bar.
9. Up swipe off center apps to close them.
10. Tap in the background to get the zoomed out view of your windows.

Now can't:
Scroll down in a Google Doc.(although I can select the text now, just can't see or edit what's beyond the first page. I was able to before...)

That's after about 10 minutes...

3. is a website issue. Don't blame HP
8. ? never could on any webos
9. safer if you ask me.

I understand you have issues but some of these are not HP's fault, others are not going to happen. others need to happen and will someday, even if it's through homebrew.

Thanks for the list though.

3. Funny, posting on this page works from every other browser. Sounds like an HP issue to me. I can understand if Precentral has to deal with the same CMS as the other smartphone experts so they can't just update to make their users happy.

8. No other webOS device had a 10" screen.

9. A pain if you ask me.

Listen, I'm not trolling here. They broke the only useful document editing by whatever they did to Google Docs. They didn't fix several issues. Homebrew is great. I bought the documentation app and have supported in other ways. But it is not an excuse for HP to be slopppy.

Well, the browser updates ruined my ability to load PreCentral correctly and I can no longer comment from TP on Precentral articles. The REPLY and Voting Buttons no longer show up.

I had that issue before the update. I could usually reply and vote, but then one time they weren't there.

So it may not be the update, try clearing your cache and see if that fixes it.

Ya! it's here. I'm waiting for 50% battery
Edit: installing. If you have less than 50%, expect to have to restart the app to continue the install once it hits 50%.

Great! Installed update 2 hours ago and just had to reboot... bugs are still alive.