Palm Pre Gets 1.3.5 webOS Update


It looks like the Palm Pre, currently available only on Sprint in the US, is getting an update to bring its version of the webOS operating system to 1.3.5. Chief among the fixes for the Pre include optimized battery life, which if you’re a webOS user, is a welcomed change as using the phone feature on the Pre quickly diminishes battery life. The update isn’t terribly exciting, but should be easy enough to install over the air–something that we wish Windows Mobile 6.5 would quickly implement–on Sprint’s 3G EVDO Rev. A speeds or via WiFi.

Here’s the run down on what’s to be expected with webOS 1.3.5:

-Improvement in battery life optimization when in marginal coverage areas.

-QCELP capability fix to allow play and audio of video sent via MMS.

-Launch Google Maps or Sprint Nav when tapping an address from contacts.

-Minimized package of MR size through binary difference. Customers can now download over 2G connections if necessary.

(via: PreCentral)

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