webOS 1.4.5 lands for Verizon Pixi Plus; Verizon Pre Plus & AT&T users standing by | webOS Nation

webOS 1.4.5 lands for Verizon Pixi Plus; Verizon Pre Plus & AT&T users standing by

by Dieter Bohn Tue, 31 Aug 2010 1:01 am EDT


We've heard a few rumors over the past few days that the Verizon Pixi Plus would receive webOS 1.4.5 before the Pre Plus would. That appears to be panning out as a few PreCentral members have let us know that they're downloading the update right now. Indeed, Palm has posted the release notes for the Verizon Pixi:


Palm Pixi and Palm Pixi Plus phones can now run 3D games and other apps developed with the webOS PDK. Check App Catalog for titles that are compatible with your phone.

This release includes minor fixes and enhancements to support the public release of the webOS PDK.


If a user enters text in a field on certain websites, the screen focus now remains on the text being entered.
This release fixes a rare problem so that podcasts now download correctly.


This release addresses several security issues with the Palm webOS software.

We’d like to thank Nils of MWR InfoSecurity and Chris Clark for their help in identifying the issues addressed in this release. Individuals interested in contacting Palm to report suspected security issues can find more information at palm.com/security.

The update comes just under three weeks after it arrived for Sprint users, bringing the PDK 3D Gaming goodness we've come to know and love (though several games aren't yet available for the Pixi). 

As for when the Pre Plus on Verizon and both the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus on AT&T will get the update: all bets are off - the release notes for the Verizon Palm Pre Plus don't yet feature 1.4.5.  In the meantime, Verizon Pixi users: tell us how it's treating you in our forums.

Remember: homebrewers should probably uninstall themes before updating and definitely should uninstall patches from this list of non-OTA-safe patches. Uninstalling kernels before the update is also the safest route.

Thanks Kurt & SuzukiGS750EZ!