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Whither Verizon webOS 1.4.5 for the Pre Plus? Should be soon (Updated)

by Dieter Bohn Fri, 10 Sep 2010 1:03 pm EDT

Palm's webOS 1.4.5 update hasn't exactly had the smoothest of rollouts - arriving in Europe and Canada on July 14th, Sprint on August 11th, and the Verizon Pixi Plus on August 31st - not to mention that pesky bug that breaks some games. Meanwhile, Verizon Pre Plus and AT&T users are standing by, unable to get their Angry Birds on.

Well, Shad emailed us (and others) to let us know that somebody from Verizon corporate is telling him the update should hit in about two weeks. We've heard plenty of empty promises from mid and high-level carrier employees before, though. However rwinger in our forums points out that Verizon's very own OTA Update Information page for the Palm Pre Plus sports screenshots showing 1.4.5.

We can't have much longer to wait now, can we? This rollout stands in stark contrast to previous webOS updates that managed to hit multiple carriers in multiple countries in fairly short order. The delayed rollout on Verizon and AT&T also seems to be putting a damper on the PDK Hot Apps $1 million giveaway - if folks can't install the apps, it makes it quite a bit harder to generate buzz for the latest and greatest - only 20 days left in that contest.

Update: Shad points us to this PDF on Verizon's support site that indicates updates for 1.4.5:

webOS 1.4.5 Build 171 update includes numerous enhancements. [...]

+ Better Mobile Hotspot connectivity
- Your Palm Pre Plus can easily connect through the Mobile Hotspot application even when using Windows Vista® 64-bit with Windows LiveTM OneCare.

+ Better Web functionality
- Preview all ringtones on the Verizon Mobile Web 3.0 site.

+ Overall improved battery performance

Thanks, Shad and cantaffordit!