webOS to Hit Sprint Tomorrow?

According to this post at the Precentral.net forums, webOS is supposed to become available via an OTA update tomorrow, August 10. As far as rumors go, this one seems to have some legs:

Sprint announced in ISC that the new update should be out 08/10/10. I will email screenshots to anyone who is willing to host them for me. I’m a bit paranoid of image hosting services.

The new build # is 268.

Palm Pre Software Update to webOS
Specialists: All Customers: Palm Pre Users
Effective Date: 8/10/10
Details: A software update is available for the Palm Pre on 08/10/2010.

Fixes, Feature Updates and Enhancements
Web: Podcasts now download correctly. Web: text entry can now be entered correctly
Email: Sprint branded default email signature correctly branded Power consumption / battery optimization
Videos: A user can now send a video via multimedia messaging from the Video application
Video: the video trim feature now works to send in a message.
Sprint TV: Upgrade to V 3.5.4
Sprint TV: Enhanced Parental controls

Actions: Complete the steps below to update Palm PreTM
Current devices should be on:
Version: Palm webOS
Configuration: Sprint 2.4
Build: 225

This description seems to support the more general rumblings about the update, but oddly enough doesn’t mention the most important change: compatibility with the sandboxed PDK apps that have hit the Palm App Catalog for webOS 1.4.5. While international users have had the update for a few weeks now, US Sprint users will now have access to these apps. Given that Palm’s PDK Hot Apps contest has been going on for awhile now, that’s a good thing for webOS developers.

Now’s the time to cross your fingers if you’re so inclined.

Update: 8/10/2010 – Sprint has posted the change log for webOS 1.4.5 (no .1, oddly enough), and so it looks like the it might hit today.


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