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webOS 2.1 on Pre Plus Hands On [Video]

by Dieter Bohn Tue, 22 Feb 2011 3:19 pm EST

Even though we're not in Europe, we couldn't hold back on the dangerfun of installing webOS 2.1 on our AT&T Palm Pre Plus. While there's some progress already on the necessary steps to make this fully functional on US devices, we're still recommending all but the most expert users hold off - and those expert users should still only try it on test devices.

Now that we have those warnings in place, how is webOS 2.1 on a Pre Plus? Insofar as we've used it so far, quite good. Performance is slightly better than what we have on 1.4.5 - though as always it's difficult to compare a freshly doctored Pre with one that's been in use for some time.

Sadly, it doesn't look like Flash is included in this ROM and neither is voice dialing or Skype. In fact, the only major difference we are seeing is that this build contains the first working and live version of Exhibition mode that we've yet seen. It works as advertised, so well in fact that at least with the default options there actually isn't much to say. You've got your clock, your agenda, and a photo slideshow to choose between. QuickOffice reader is also on deck.

If you're unfamiliar with the major changes that came in webOS 2.0, might we recommend our full webOS 2.0 review as a starter before you partake in the video above.