webOS 1.4.5 Release on Sprint

If you haven’t already downloaded webOS 1.4.5 on your Sprint device, then go ahead and open the Updates app and get ‘er done. Only some small changes overall, but of course 1.4.5 enables sandboxed third-party PDK apps. Hopefully, we’ll see an avalanche of new PDK apps soon competing for the prizes available in the Palm PDK Hot Apps contest.

Here’s the official changelog:


Version information

  • Version: webOS 1.4.5
  • Release date: 10 August 2010

New applications

NONE

Feature changes to existing applications

System

  • This release includes minor fixes and enhancements to support the public release of the webOS Plug-in Development Kit (PDK).
  • This release may require you to update certain apps to their latest version to properly support the launch of the webOS PDK. If you have a game that is not saving your game information correctly (high scores, stages, settings) check the App Catalog for updates. For more information on updating apps, see Using App Catalog

Web

  • 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.

Security

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 .

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