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Software update information and release notes for Palm Pre for Sprint

Software update information and release notes for Palm Pre for Sprint

Article ID: 50607

This article lists new applications and feature changes in software updates for the Palm Pre phone for Sprint.

For instructions on updating the software on your phone, see How do HP webOS system updates work?

webOS 1.4.5

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 HP 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 .

webOS 1.4.1.1

Version information

  • Version: webOS 1.4.1.1
  • Release date: 31 March 2010

New applications

NONE

Feature changes to existing applications

Bluetooth

  • This release fixes an issue so that the phone now correctly connects with supported BMW car kits.

Camera

  • This release corrects a lag in the shutter sound when you take a picture.
  • This release fixes an issue so that newly taken photos and videos do not overwrite existing ones.

Contacts

  • If you crop a picture before adding it to a contact, the picture appears cropped correctly in the contact entry.
  • If you previously assigned either the Z or the B key as a speed dial, you can now continue to create speed dials.

Doc View

  • If you open a file and perform the back gesture, the app now returns to the file list screen.
  • Pinching in/out to zoom out/in now works correctly.

Messaging

  • If you try to attach a video to an outgoing multimedia message, the list of available videos now displays only videos you recorded.

PDF View

  • If you open a file and perform the back gesture, the app now returns to the file list screen.
  • Pinching in/out to zoom out/in now works correctly.

Sprint Football Live

  • The app previously named NFL is now named Sprint Football Live.

System

  • This release fixes an intermittent issue so that the volume slider no longer appears onscreen incorrectly.

Touchstone charging dock

  • When the phone is on a Touchstone charging dock, the screen now consistently turns off correctly (displaying the lock icon and the time) after the shut-off interval.

Videos

  • If you record a video, upload the video to YouTube, and send a link to the video via email, the email recipient can click the link and view the video. Previously, clicking the link displayed an error message.
  • This release fixes an issue so that when you upload a video to YouTube, the file always includes both video and audio.

Web

  • The forward gesture now works correctly in the browser.

Security

Individuals interested in contacting Palm to report suspected security issues can find more information at palm.com/security .

webOS 1.4.0

Version information

  • Version: webOS 1.4.0
  • Release date: 25 February 2010

New applications

NONE

Feature changes to existing applications

Amazon MP3

  • When you download a song, the application shows the estimated download time.
  • If you purchase an album containing two or more identically named songs, Amazon MP3 now downloads all of the songs correctly.

App Catalog

  • An application developer can feature a video in App Catalog by providing a YouTube URL for the developer?s application. The URL appears as a link on the app details screen. Tapping the link opens the video in the phone?s YouTube application.

Bluetooth

  • If you create a conference call from two outgoing calls, you can now end the conference call from a headset, if the headset model supports this feature.

Calendar

  • You can customize calendar notification sounds in Preferences & Accounts. The options include Mute, System Sound, Ringtone, and Vibrate. The Ringtone option includes new notification sounds to give you more customization choices.
  • With this release, future occurrences of repeating Calendar events consistently appear correctly.
  • If you create an event and enters a phone number as the event name, location, or description, you can tap the phone number on the event details screen to dial it.
  • A new Select All application menu item is available when the cursor is in an editable text field.
  • A new Sync Now application menu item gives you a second way to manually synchronize your calendar accounts (in addition to the Sync Now button in Preferences & Accounts).
  • This release improves Calendar synchronization performance in poor network coverage areas to optimize battery life. It also increases the default interval for synchronizing with online calendar accounts other than Exchange accounts.
  • Editing a Google calendar event on the phone no longer sets an email reminder in Google on the web.
  • This release contains improvements to the visual calendar display, including a clearer indicator of AM and PM and improved current time display.

Camera

  • You can record video whenever and wherever inspiration strikes with the new camcorder feature in Camera. After recording a video, you can edit the clip in Videos, upload the video directly to YouTube or Facebook, or send the video by email or multimedia message.

Contacts

  • Global Address Lookup now appears as a contacts search option when you perform a universal search.
  • If you import a Mac Address Book contact, all contact fields display correctly in the Contacts application.
  • If you select the Select All application menu item, text in all contact entry fields is selected.
  • This release improves Contacts synchronization performance in poor network coverage areas to optimize battery life. It also increases the default interval for synchronizing with online contacts accounts other than Exchange accounts.
  • Email addresses for Yahoo! contacts now have descriptive labels such as Home and Work.
  • Phone numbers labeled Other for Yahoo! contacts now appear with the Other label in the Contacts application.

Device Info

  • You now have two partial erase options: Erase Apps & Data, which erases all installed applications and associated data, and Erase USB Drive, which erases files stored on the USB drive.
  • This release includes a new Secure Full Erase option. A secure full erase takes considerably longer than a regular full erase.

Email

  • You can customize email notification sounds in Preferences & Accounts. The options include Mute, System Sound, Ringtone, and Vibrate. The Ringtone option includes new notification sounds to give you more customization choices.
  • A new Sort application menu item allows you to sort the message list in any email folder. The sort options are By Date, By Sender, and By Subject. Tapping the currently selected sort option changes the sort from ascending to descending or descending to ascending. Tapping another sort option sorts by that option in ascending order.
  • When you receive a message with one or more attached files, the first file to be fully downloaded opens automatically.
  • You can tap a phone number in the subject line of an email message to dial it, or tap a URL in the subject line to open the web browser to that page.
  • If the message body contains a phone number and you tap and hold the number, a menu appears displaying options to Call, Text, or Add To Contacts (if the number is not already saved in a contact).
  • If the message body contains an email address and you tap and hold the address, a menu appears displaying options to Email or Add To Contacts (if the email address is not already saved in a contact).
  • You can sign in to an email account with a domain of up to six letters (such as .museum or .travel).
  • For POP email accounts, a new preference lets you choose to delete a message on the phone when it is deleted on the server. The default is that messages deleted on the server are not deleted on the phone.
  • If you forward a message that contains attachments, and the attachments are not downloaded, the Email app first downloads the attachments and then forwards the message with the files attached.
  • In an Exchange account, if you delete one or more attachments to a received message and then forward the message, the Email app no longer includes the deleted attachments with the forwarded message.
  • You can successfully move a message from the Trash folder to the Inbox in a Yahoo! account.
  • If you send a message with an attachment from a Hotmail account to another Hotmail account, the message is sent correctly with the attachment.
  • If you send an email that contains periods from an SMTP account, the periods display correctly in the recipient?s email application.
  • If you reply to an email message with a large number of recipients, the reply screen opens scrolled to the message body so you can begin typing the reply text right away.
  • If you search a Global Address List for a contact in the Email app, the app returns the same set of search results as if you were searching in Contacts.
  • Special characters display correctly in the subject line of a received message.
  • If you are working in one application and perform an action that opens the Email application?for example, by tapping an email address in Contacts to compose an email message?when you complete the action, the Email application displays full-screen (not as a card).
  • This release offers improved account setup for Yahoo and Gmail hosted domains.
  • You can select and edit text from a message that you are forwarding.
  • This release includes multiple performance improvements in Email, including improved handling of message replies and forwarded messages and quicker response times to gestures.

Location Services

  • If you turn off the Use GPS and Use Google Services options under the Locate Me Using application menu item, the Locate Me Using menu item remains available.

Memos

  • If a memo contains a phone number and you tap and hold the number, a menu appears displaying options to Call, Text, or Add To Contacts (if the number is not already saved in a contact).
  • If a memo contains an email address and you tap and hold the address, a menu appears displaying options to Email or Add To Contacts (if the email address is not already saved in a contact).

Messaging

  • You can dial a phone number directly from a conversation by tapping Text or the IM account name displayed in the upper-right corner and tapping the phone icon next to the number you want to dial. Phone numbers include the type of number: home, mobile, and so on.
  • You can attach a video to an outgoing multimedia message.
  • You can forward a text or multimedia message via email by tapping and holding the message and tapping Forward Via Email in the menu that appears. The Email application opens in compose view with the message text as the body of the new email message. If the message was a multimedia message, the multimedia message appears in the Subject field of the email, and any attachments from the multimedia message appear as attachments in the email.
  • If a message contains a phone number and you tap and hold the number, a menu appears displaying options to Call, Text, or Add To Contacts (if the number is not already saved in a contact).
  • If a message contains an email address and you tap and hold the address, a menu appears displaying options to Email or Add To Contacts (if the email address is not already saved in a contact).
  • In a conversation, incoming and outgoing messages are labeled with the phone number or IM account used.

Phone

  • Multiple sequential calls to and from the same person are now grouped as a single entry in your call history.
  • You can tap the contact photo or icon in a call history entry to display options for that entry, including dialing an alternate number, sending a text message, opening a contact, or adding the number as a contact. The expanded display also includes call details such as call length and phone number type.
  • If you create a conference call from two outgoing calls, you can now end the conference call from a Bluetooth headset, if the headset model supports this feature.
  • If you access the list of countries from the International Dialing preference, you can search the list by entering the first few letters of a country name.
  • If you are on a call with a contact, tapping the contact photo on the active call screen no longer opens the contact entry.

Photos

  • Photos you copy onto the phone now appear correctly rotated in Photos, regardless of their initial rotation.

Screen & Lock

  • New blink notifications (a blinking light in the gesture area) alert you when email, text message, or other notifications arrive. You clear the blink notification by turning the screen on and off or unlocking the screen. The blink notification preference is on by default; you can turn it off in Screen & Lock > Blink Notifications.
  • Screen lock now supports any timeout interval assigned by a corporate Exchange system administrator.

Sounds & Ringtones

  • This release adds new user-selectable notification sounds under Ringtone.

Sprint TV

  • If you are watching Sprint TV through a wired headset and unplug the headset, audio playback continues through the phone?s speaker and video playback continues without pausing.

System

  • This release offers better overall performance, including faster loading time for apps and increased battery life across a wider range of user scenarios.
  • A startup card appears when you tap an icon to open an application.
  • Global Address Lookup now appears as a contacts search option when you perform a universal search.
  • If you tap an open contact record in universal search results, the record closes and does not scroll off the screen.
  • If you are playing a game and a phone or calendar notification arrives, the game pauses while the notification is coming up.
  • You can quickly unlock the screen by dragging up from the gesture area across the onscreen lock icon.
  • This release improves the speed of downloading applications and files.

Updates

  • If an update becomes available when you are on a call, the update notification displays only after you end the call.

Videos

  • You can upload a recorded video to YouTube or Facebook on the web.
  • Videos you record appear in the Video roll folder.
  • You can edit recorded video. You can also delete recorded video, video copied from a computer, or video received as an attachment to an email message.
  • You can attach a video to an outgoing multimedia message.
  • If you tap the option to share an uploaded video, you have the option to send the link via email, text message, or Facebook.

Web

  • If a web page contains a phone number and you tap and hold the number, a menu appears displaying options to Call, Text, or Add To Contacts (if the number is not already saved in a contact).
  • If a web page contains an email address and you tap and hold the address, a menu appears displaying options to Email or Add To Contacts (if the email address is not already saved in a contact).
  • This release includes support for the Adobe Flash 10.1 Beta plugin. Note that the plugin is a standalone app that will be available in App Catalog.

Wi-Fi

  • A new Sleep Settings application menu item allows you to change a setting so that if Wi-Fi is on and the phone screen turns off, the Wi-Fi feature turns off. By default, if Wi-Fi is on and the screen turns off, the Wi-Fi feature stays on.

Security

This release implements a security fix to the developer portal. It now uses HTTPS to protect all sensitive data. We'd like to thank Andrew King and Michael Siroskey for reporting this issue.

Individuals interested in contacting Palm to report suspected security issues can find more information at palm.com/security .

webOS 1.3.5.1

Version information

  • Version: webOS 1.3.5.1
  • Release date: 4 January 2010

New applications

NONE

Feature changes to existing applications

Calendar

  • This release fixes an issue in which the Calendar app displayed no events for any account after a user synchronized Calendar with an Exchange account. With this update, Calendar events now appear correctly after an Exchange sync.

webOS 1.3.5

Version information

  • Version: webOS 1.3.5
  • Release date: 28 December 2009

New applications

NONE

Feature changes to existing applications

App Catalog

  • App Catalog significantly improves the application download experience.
  • A user can now download multiple applications simultaneously.
  • Downloads continue in the background if the user moves away from the download screen.
  • A user can manually pause, resume, and cancel downloads.
  • A user can also download all available updates for the user?s downloaded applications with a single tap.
  • App Catalog automatically resumes downloads in cases where a download was paused because it was interrupted?for example, if a user moves out of network coverage and then moves back into coverage.
  • Users can now take advantage of the full storage capacity of the phone for downloading applications. This gives the user more control over how to allocate the phone?s storage space across applications, music, photos, and other media. Downloaded applications are now stored on the phone?s USB drive.
  • App Catalog lists search results based on an improved search algorithm.
  • Locations from which users can purchase paid apps from App Catalog now include U.S. territories.

Calendar

  • In Day view, switching between days happens more quickly.

Date & Time

  • When the user has network time zone enabled, a city and country are no longer displayed.

Device Info

  • A user can perform a full erase by pressing and holding Sym + the orange/Option key + power for 10 seconds.

Email

  • A user can now edit forwarded text for all email account types.
  • When the user sets up more than one Yahoo! email account, the account names displayed in Account List view include the associated email address so that the user can distinguish them.
  • If an account mailbox is too full to send messages, after the user frees up space in the mailbox on the server, the user can send the messages successfully.
  • The default email signature no longer includes the macron over the ?e? in ?Pre,? so that the product name shows correctly on a recipient?s phone.

Messaging

  • If a user deletes a conversation with a contact, new conversations with that contact are now correctly displayed in Conversations view.

Screen & Lock

  • When the screen is locked, the time displays in a new font.

Sprint Navigation

  • A user can launch Sprint Navigation from an address in an open contact entry in Contacts.

System

  • Users can now take advantage of the full storage capacity of the phone for downloading applications. This gives the user more control over how to allocate the phone?s storage space across applications, music, photos, and other media. Downloaded applications are now stored on the phone?s USB drive.
  • This update improves battery life in areas of poor wireless network coverage.
  • If the user is working in an application that supports landscape mode (such as Web or Videos), notifications now appear at the bottom of the landscape screen.
  • After a user signs in to an existing Palm profile, applications the user installed from App Catalog are restored in the background. The user can use other features of the phone while the apps are being restored.
  • Swiping to delete a list item that contains a link no longer causes the link to open in the web browser.

Updates

  • After taking the 1.3.5 update, users can download future updates over a 2G (1xRTT 1x title bar icon, GPRS 1x title bar icon, EDGE 1x title bar icon) data connection by opening Updates and tapping Download Now.

Web

  • The web browser now supports the display of animated GIFs.
  • Audio files with a .3g2 extension play correctly as audio files, not video files.

Security

This release includes a security fix to the dev portal. Credit to Kris Siegal for reporting the issue.

Individuals interested in contacting Palm to report suspected security issues can find more information at palm.com/security .

webOS 1.3.1

Version information

  • Version: webOS 1.3.1
  • Release date: 13 November 2009

New applications

NONE

Feature changes to existing applications

Backup

  • Backup now includes browser cookies, so that after a restart, for example, if you stored your username and password on a web-based email site, you can continue to access the site without needing to log in.
  • Backup no longer saves online account passwords. If you perform a partial or full erase or buy a replacement phone, after signing in to your Palm profile, you are prompted to enter the password for each of your online accounts. If you choose to skip this step, to continuing synchronizing this account, you must open an app that syncs with the account (Calendar, Contacts, Email) > application menu > Preferences & Accounts > tap the account name > enter your username and password.

Calendar

  • Yahoo! now appears as a Calendar synchronization account. You can synchronize Yahoo! calendar events by opening Calendar > application menu > Preferences & Accounts > Add An Account > Yahoo!
  • An event's location now appears with the same formatting in Day view and in the event notification.
  • Calendar notifications no longer reappear after being dismissed.
  • All-day events that span more than one day now appear correctly in all Calendar views.
  • If you create a Google calendar event on the phone and the event location contains an apostrophe, the event now correctly synchronizes with Google online.

Camera

  • After taking a picture, if you tap the picture thumbnail in the lower-left corner of the camera screen, the picture now opens in full-screen view, not Thumbnails view. Making the back gesture returns you to the camera.

Contacts

  • Yahoo! now appears as a Contacts synchronization account. You can download contacts from Yahoo! online to the phone by opening Contacts > application menu > Preferences & Accounts > Add An Account > Yahoo!
  • Automatic contact linking based on name matches occurs only if the first and last name fields are populated with the same names. If either field is blank, the Contacts app no longer links the contacts. In addition, the Contacts app no longer automatically links contacts with the same name but with different suffixes (such as Jr. and Sr.).
  • Contact phone numbers in an Exchange account display the same label that is used for the number in Outlook.
  • If you set up Contacts to synchronize with a Google account, the account synchronizes only entries in Google's My Contacts, not all contacts.
  • If a contact entry includes a linked Google instant message that contains a special character (such as an apostrophe or ampersand), the special character now displays correctly.

Device Info

  • If you copy a music file to the phone and then delete it, Device Info now shows the correct amount of available memory after the deletion.

Email

  • Forwarded and replied-to messages include improved formatting, such as the original sender's email address in forwarded messages and correct inline image display in replies.
  • The list of mail types available in manual setup now includes Google Apps (Hosted Google Domains) and Yahoo! Small Business Domain email accounts. Selecting one of these types automatically enters the correct settings for these accounts.
  • If you have multiple Exchange accounts, doing a Global Address List (GAL) contact lookup searches all the accounts.
  • When you set up more than one email account from the same provider-for example, two Gmail or two Yahoo! accounts-in Account List view, the account names display the associated email address so that you can distinguish them.
  • A new Select All menu item selects message body text so that you can cut or copy it. A new Copy All menu item copies the entire message contents-sender, date, recipient, subject, and body text-so that you can paste it elsewhere. These menu items appear only when a message is open.
  • If you turn the All Inboxes preference off, email notifications now show how many new messages are in each of your email accounts.
  • Performing a message search in the All Flagged folder returns flagged messages only.
  • If an Exchange 2003 implementation requires a password, you can select an alphanumeric (strong) password even if the server does not require a strong password.
  • If an Exchange implementation allows use of a simple PIN (numbers only), the phone supports entry of a PIN that is longer than four characters.
  • If a notification appears for an incoming email message whose subject line contains an ampersand, the ampersand appears correctly in the notification.

Messaging

  • Yahoo! IM is available as an instant messaging account.
  • You can select a unique ringtone for new message alerts: Open Messaging > application menu > Preferences & Accounts > Sound > Ringtone.
  • You can forward a text or multimedia message by tapping the message > Forward.
  • You can copy the text of a text or multimedia message by tapping the message > Copy Text.
  • If you receive a message from an email address, the sender's name (if in Contacts) or email address (if not) shows up correctly on the new message notification and on the open message in Messaging.
  • If you copy a conversation using the Copy All menu item and then pastes the conversation text, the pasted text now appears correctly as plain text, without any HTML tags.
  • Messaging notifications now show the number of senders and the number of conversations.
  • If you enter a message and start it with a standalone letter-for example, "R" or "r" for "are"-when the auto-correct feature expands the letter to a word, the word is correctly capitalized ("Are").

Music

  • While listening to a song with album art displayed, you can tap the screen below the art to display a playback slider. Dragging the slider jumps forward or backward in the song.

Phone

  • If the you are on a call, calendar notifications no longer partially cover the End Call icon.

Screen & Lock

  • A new Secure Unlock preference allows you to set the time interval the phone is idle before the phone locks, requiring you to enter the PIN/password to unlock the phone. This can be the same as or different from the interval after which the screen turns off. To set the preference: Open Screen & Lock > Lock After.
  • If you select the Simple PIN Secure Unlock option, you can now enter a numeric PIN of more than four digits.
  • If you press power to turn off the screen, the screen locks at the same time. Previously, there was a gap of a few seconds before the screen locked.

Sounds & Ringtones

  • If you select a new ringtone and throw the card off the screen, the phone saves the new ringtone selection.
  • If you set the Ringer Switch Off setting to Mute and turn the ringer switch off at any time, the ringer is muted and the phone does not vibrate, regardless of any other Sounds & Ringtones settings.

System

  • The application information dialog box (accessed by pressing and holding the orange key/Option and tapping an app icon) displays the total (uncompressed) size of the app, including the amount of storage the app requires. For apps you installed, this number represents the amount of memory you free up on the phone by deleting the app.
  • If you change the apps in Quick Launch, after a backup and partial erase, the new apps still appear in Quick Launch. Previously, Quick Launch reverted to the default apps.
  • You can access USB Drive mode by pressing and holding the orange key/Option + Sym + U after connecting the phone to the computer. This enables you to access USB drive mode if the screen is broken or stops responding to taps.
  • A new option is available for restarting the phone: press and hold power > Power > Restart. The prior restart method (Device Info > Reset Options > Restart) is still available.
  • You have two options for shutting down the phone completely: 1) press and hold power > Power > Shut Down/Swap Battery > Shut Down; 2) open Device Info > Reset Options > Shut Down > Shut Down.

Tasks

  • If a task notification shows a single task, tapping the notification now opens the details screen for that task, not the task list screen.

Videos

  • Widescreen videos now display in widescreen mode on the phone by default, instead of being cropped.

Web

  • Backup now includes browser cookies, so that after a restart, for example, if you stored your username and password on a web-based email site, you can continue to access the site without needing to log in.
  • If you tap to play a YouTube video embedded on a web page, the YouTube application launches and the video plays in the app.

YouTube

  • Widescreen videos now display in widescreen mode on the phone by default, instead of being cropped.
  • If you tap to play a YouTube video embedded on a web page, the YouTube application launches and the video plays in the app.

Security

This release addresses several security issues with HP webOS software:

  • Passing script content to some system service interfaces could cause evaluation and execution of the script. Credit to Chris Clark.
  • App Catalog services did not validate some parameters passed by the client. Credit to Townsend Ladd Harris, Rick Boatright, and Greg Hrebek.

Individuals interested in contacting Palm to report suspected security issues can find more information at palm.com/security .

webOS 1.2.1

Version information

  • Version: webOS 1.2.1
  • Release date: 2 October 2009

New applications

NONE

Feature changes to existing applications

Amazon MP3

  • Songs can now be downloaded from Amazon MP3 over a phone network connection. A Wi-Fi connection is no longer required.

App Catalog

  • In preparation for e-commerce in the App Catalog, to purchase apps, you can enter credit card information by selecting Preferences & Accounts from the application menu in App Catalog. Credit card information is stored with the Palm profile, not on the phone. You can choose whether you need to enter their Palm profile password each time you make a purchase, or for the first purchase in any four-hour window.
  • If you want to reinstall a purchased application you previously deleted, you can open App Catalog, search for the application, tap the app name, and tap Download again for free. You do not need to pay for the application again.
  • A new Share button enables you to send a link to the app page in an email or text message.You can select whether to enter comments anonymously, using your first and last name, or using your first initial and last name.
  • You must accept an end-user license agreement to purchase apps.

Backup

  • Web browser bookmarks are now backed up to your Palm profile. After a restart or partial/full erase, the bookmark is restored in Web when you go to the web page.

Bluetooth

  • If you are on the phone, get in a car with a previously paired car kit, and turn on the car, a notification appears asking whether you want to continue talking directly into the phone, or transfer the call to the car kit. Previously, the call was automatically transferred to the car kit.
  • The types of car kits to which contacts can be transferred has been increased. You can transfer contacts to Toyota and Lexus car kits.
  • You can make a Bluetooth connection to a computer even if the computer's Bluetooth device name field is blank.

Calendar

  • On the event details screen, the Map Location application menu item is now called Event Location and has two submenu options: Show On Map, which displays the location in Google Maps, and Get Directions, which provides directions from the current location in Google Maps.
  • The options for changing a calendar's display color and choosing whether to show or hide a calendar in All Calendars view are now accessed by opening the application menu > Preferences & Accounts > Calendar View Options, or by tapping the Calendar View Options list item in the list where you switch between All Calendars and an individual calendar.
  • If you tap Snooze on a calendar event notification, the notification no longer reappears after the event end time.
  • If a calendar note contains a phone number, you can tap the number to dial it.
  • In Day view, you can press and hold the orange key/Option and tap an event to delete the event. Options displayed include deleting just this event or deleting the whole series for recurring events.
  • Calendar now recognizes the 7th day of a given month as the first Monday/Tuesday/etc. of that month, not the second. If you choose a repeat option for an event on the 7th, the list correctly shows the option Monthly on 1st [day]. Previously, the repeat list for an event on the 7th of the month showed the option Monthly on 2nd [day].
  • Untimed events included in calendar data migration from your desktop now appear on the correct date in Calendar.
  • If you create an all-day event and then switch the phone's time zone, the event continues to display correctly.
  • When you select a month for a birthday, the month displays correctly.
  • Responses to meeting invitations are correctly sent back to the organizer. If the organizer of an event requests not to receive responses, responses are not sent to the organizer.

Clock

  • The volume of alarms set in clock matches the ringtone volume, not the system sounds volume.

Contacts

  • On a contact details screen, a Send Contact option is available on the application menu, with options to send the contact to a car kit or send it as a vCard attachment to an email or multimedia message.
  • On a contact details screen, a Copy All option is now available on the Edit submenu in the application menu. Selecting this option copies the entire contents of the contact entry as plain text.
  • LinkedIn is now available as an online account in Contacts. As with Facebook, a LinkedIn account set up on the phone enables you to download contacts from that account. LinkedIn contacts cannot be created or edited in Contacts.
  • If a contact contains an instant messaging (IM) address, the contact is linked to the IM account buddy entry.

Email

  • You can search for messages in any email folder simply by opening the folder and typing. Search returns any matches found in the subject, From, To, or CC field.
  • If a message contains an inline image, you can act on the image by pressing and holding the orange key/Option and tapping the image. For all images, an option appears to share the image as an attachment to an email message. If the image is in JPG, BMP, or PNG format, a second option appears to copy the image to the Photos app.
  • Support for paragraph text selection, copy, and paste is now available in Email. A yellow highlight appears to indicate paragraph selection.
  • If you have multiple Exchange accounts, you can now use Exchange policies on all these accounts; previously this was restricted to one account. Additionally, IT administrators no longer have to deselect "allow non-provisionable devices" on the Exchange server in order for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync policies to work on the phone.
  • If you change synchronization of email in a POP account to Manual, the account no longer continues to sync email automatically.
  • When addressing a message, searching for a linked contact whose contact entry does not contain a complete last name (such as John S.) now returns the contact match correctly.
  • When you accept a meeting invitation, the response is now correctly sent.
  • Forwarded messages now correctly display the original message text with the formatting maintained.
  • When you save an attached file-for example, a Word file attachment saved to Doc View-the file appears with the correct name in the application.
  • An error message appears if you cannot send a message from an Exchange account because the account mailbox is full.
  • The Email application always enforces EAS security policies-such as entering a password-when you try to access your Exchange account in Email.

Memos

  • Tapping text in a memo moves the cursor to the point that was tapped.
  • When you send a memo using the Email Memo menu option, the memo formatting is maintained in the copied memo.

Messaging

  • When you are in a conversation with an IM buddy, the buddy's online status and custom message are displayed on the conversation screen.
  • In Conversations view, a Copy All option is now available on the Edit submenu in the application menu. Selecting this option copies the entire contents of the conversation as plain text.
  • When addressing a message, searching for a linked contact whose contact entry does not contain a complete last name (such as John S.) now returns the contact match correctly.
  • If a contact contains an instant messaging (IM) address, the contact is linked to the IM account buddy entry.
  • You can receive vCard contact entries as part of a multimedia message.

Music

  • If playback of an audio file is paused or interrupted, when you resume playback, playback resumes at the point where it was paused. This applies to audio files for which the Genre field is defined as podcast, speech, spoken word, netcast, or audiobook only.
  • You can use music playback controls on the dashboard even if the screen is locked.
  • If the ringer switch is turned off, music playback is not interrupted by an incoming call.

Phone

  • You can now turn carrier data services on or off in the Phone application by opening the application menu > Preferences > Data Usage > tap on/off.
  • Default ringtone volume has been increased.
  • Adjusting the volume of a call now works even if the screen is off. Reducing the volume level to zero sets the call volume to zero.
  • Contact entries in the call log now show both the phone number and type.

Photos

  • The Photos app can now display photos in JPG, BMP, and PNG format.

Sprint Navigation

  • Sprint Navigation now pulls Google contacts from the phone, as well as Exchange and Palm profile contacts.

System

  • You can open either the application or connection menu by dragging down from the upper corner of the phone onto the screen, as well as tapping the upper corner of the screen.
  • When the user presses and holds Shift and drags onscreen to select text, the cursor now moves one word or several characters at a time, instead of one character at a time, in certain apps.
  • Notifications, including incoming phone calls, now show above the onscreen lock icon, so they can be seen when the keyboard is locked.
  • Notification sounds play softly when you are on a call, regardless of the system sounds setting.
  • If you copy text from an application and open the Launcher, you can paste the text to start a universal search.
  • Universal search contact matches include an Add Reminder option that allows you to add a reminder to the contact.
  • In universal search, pressing the orange key/Option + a letter key now searches on the letter key's alternate character (for example, 5 for F), not on the letter key.
  • In universal search, you can enter keywords to search for applications. For example, entering "addresses" returns Contacts, "SMS" returns Messaging, and "pictures" returns Photos.

Tasks

  • For tasks a user creates in an Exchange/Outlook account on the desktop that are assigned to categories, if the user synchronizes the task to the phone through Exchange ActiveSync and edits the task on the phone, the categories are retained when the user opens the task on the desktop. Other information including start date, status, reminder setting, and privacy setting is also retained.
  • A new Hide Completed menu option is available. If you select this option and mark a task as completed, the task disappears from the current view.
  • A menu in the upper-right corner of the screen showing all tasks enables you to sort tasks by due date or priority. You can also manually reorder the tasks.

Web

  • The browser now supports downloading files from a web page. To download a file, tap the file name.
  • The browser now supports paragraph selection, copy, and paste on web page text. A yellow highlight appears to indicate paragraph selection.
  • You can press and hold the orange key/Option and tap a link or image. Options displayed include opening the item in a new card, sharing the link or image via email, or copying the URL. For images in JPG, BMP, or PNG format, an additional option to copy the image to the Photo app is displayed.
  • If you tap on a text field, the page zooms to a level at which it is easy to read the text being entered.
  • If you copy text in the address bar or in the body text of a web page, a notification appears stating that the text was copied.
  • You can accept self-signed certificates through the browser.

Security

This release implements several security fixes:

  • Unescaped HTML content displayed email subject. Displaying such content could cause unintended HTML execution. Credit to Townsend Ladd Harris.
  • Unescaped HTML displayed in imported contact. Displaying such content could cause unintended HTML execution. Credit to Townsend Ladd Harris.
  • Improperly included contact template file. Credit to L.M. Orchard and Theo Ottesen.
  • Crash on malformed Javascript. Credit to Townsend Ladd Harris.
  • CVE-2009-1692
  • Email XSS vulnerability. Displaying some types of content could allow unintended read access to the file system. Credit Townsend Ladd Harris.

Individuals interested in contacting Palm to report suspected security issues can find more information at palm.com/security .

webOS 1.2.0

Version information

  • Version: webOS 1.2.0
  • Release date: 28 September 2009

New applications

NONE

Feature changes to existing applications

Amazon MP3

  • Songs can now be purchased from Amazon MP3 over a phone network connection. A Wi-Fi connection is no longer required.

App Catalog

  • In preparation for e-commerce in the App Catalog, to purchase apps, you can enter credit card information by selecting Preferences & Accounts from the application menu in App Catalog. Credit card information is stored with the Palm profile, not on the phone. You can choose whether you need to enter their Palm profile password each time you make a purchase, or for the first purchase in any four-hour window.
  • If you want to reinstall a purchased application you previously deleted, you can open App Catalog, search for the application, tap the app name, and tap Download again for free. You do not need to pay for the application again.
  • A new Share button enables you to send a link to the app page in an email or text message.You can select whether to enter comments anonymously, using your first and last name, or using your first initial and last name.
  • You must accept an end-user license agreement to purchase apps.

Backup

  • Web browser bookmarks are now backed up to your Palm profile. After a restart or partial/full erase, the bookmark is restored in Web when you go to the web page.

Bluetooth

  • If you are on the phone, get in a car with a previously paired car kit, and turn on the car, a notification appears asking whether you want to continue talking directly into the phone, or transfer the call to the car kit. Previously, the call was automatically transferred to the car kit.
  • The types of car kits to which contacts can be transferred has been increased. You can transfer contacts to Toyota and Lexus car kits.
  • You can make a Bluetooth connection to a computer even if the computer?s Bluetooth device name field is blank.

Calendar

  • On the event details screen, the Map Location application menu item is now called Event Location and has two submenu options: Show On Map, which displays the location in Google Maps, and Get Directions, which provides directions from the current location in Google Maps.
  • The options for changing a calendar?s display color and choosing whether to show or hide a calendar in All Calendars view are now accessed by opening the application menu > Preferences & Accounts > Calendar View Options, or by tapping the Calendar View Options list item in the list where you switch between All Calendars and an individual calendar.
  • If you tap Snooze on a calendar event notification, the notification no longer reappears after the event end time.
  • If a calendar note contains a phone number, you can tap the number to dial it.
  • In Day view, you can press and hold the orange key/Option and tap an event to delete the event. Options displayed include deleting just this event or deleting the whole series for recurring events.
  • Calendar now recognizes the 7th day of a given month as the first Monday/Tuesday/etc. of that month, not the second. If you choose a repeat option for an event on the 7th, the list correctly shows the option Monthly on 1st [day]. Previously, the repeat list for an event on the 7th of the month showed the option Monthly on 2nd [day].
  • Untimed events included in calendar data migration from your desktop now appear on the correct date in Calendar.
  • If you create an all-day event and then switch the phone?s time zone, the event continues to display correctly.
  • When you select a month for a birthday, the month displays correctly.
  • Responses to meeting invitations are correctly sent back to the organizer. If the organizer of an event requests not to receive responses, responses are not sent to the organizer.

Clock

  • The volume of alarms set in clock matches the ringtone volume, not the system sounds volume.

Contacts

  • On a contact details screen, a Send Contact option is available on the application menu, with options to send the contact to a car kit or send it as a vCard attachment to an email or multimedia message.
  • On a contact details screen, a Copy All option is now available on the Edit submenu in the application menu. Selecting this option copies the entire contents of the contact entry as plain text.
  • LinkedIn is now available as an online account in Contacts. As with Facebook, a LinkedIn account set up on the phone enables you to download contacts from that account. LinkedIn contacts cannot be created or edited in Contacts.
  • If a contact contains an instant messaging (IM) address, the contact is linked to the IM account buddy entry.

Email

  • You can search for messages in any email folder simply by opening the folder and typing. Search returns any matches found in the subject, From, To, or CC field.
  • If a message contains an inline image, you can act on the image by pressing and holding the orange key/Option and tapping the image. For all images, an option appears to share the image as an attachment to an email message. If the image is in JPG, BMP, or PNG format, a second option appears to copy the image to the Photos app.
  • Support for paragraph text selection, copy, and paste is now available in Email. A yellow highlight appears to indicate paragraph selection.
  • If you have multiple Exchange accounts, you can now use Exchange policies on all these accounts; previously this was restricted to one account. Additionally, IT administrators no longer have to deselect ?allow non-provisionable devices? on the Exchange server in order for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync policies to work on the phone.
  • If you change synchronization of email in a POP account to Manual, the account no longer continues to sync email automatically.
  • When addressing a message, searching for a linked contact whose contact entry does not contain a complete last name (such as John S.) now returns the contact match correctly.
  • When you accept a meeting invitation, the response is now correctly sent.
  • Forwarded messages now correctly display the original message text with the formatting maintained.
  • When you save an attached file?for example, a Word file attachment saved to Doc View?the file appears with the correct name in the application.
  • An error message appears if you cannot send a message from an Exchange account because the account mailbox is full.
  • The Email application always enforces EAS security policies?such as entering a password?when you try to access your Exchange account in Email.

Media Sync

  • Media sync now allows for synchronizing photos without requiring the full-resolution originals. This provides faster display of high-quality full screen images and enables you to store more photos on the phone.

Memos

  • Tapping text in a memo moves the cursor to the point that was tapped.
  • When you send a memo using the Email Memo menu option, the memo formatting is maintained in the copied memo.

Messaging

  • When you are in a conversation with an IM buddy, the buddy?s online status and custom message are displayed on the conversation screen.
  • In Conversations view, a Copy All option is now available on the Edit submenu in the application menu. Selecting this option copies the entire contents of the conversation as plain text.
  • When addressing a message, searching for a linked contact whose contact entry does not contain a complete last name (such as John S.) now returns the contact match correctly.
  • If a contact contains an instant messaging (IM) address, the contact is linked to the IM account buddy entry.
  • You can receive vCard contact entries as part of a multimedia message.

Music

  • If playback of an audio file is paused or interrupted, when you resume playback, playback resumes at the point where it was paused. This applies to audio files for which the Genre field is defined as podcast, speech, spoken word, netcast, or audiobook only.
  • You can use music playback controls on the dashboard even if the screen is locked.
  • If the ringer switch is turned off, music playback is not interrupted by an incoming call.

Phone

  • You can now turn carrier data services on or off in the Phone application by opening the application menu > Preferences > Data Usage > tap on/off.
  • Default ringtone volume has been increased.
  • Adjusting the volume of a call now works even if the screen is off. Reducing the volume level to zero sets the call volume to zero.
  • Contact entries in the call log now show both the phone number and type.

Photos

  • The Photos app can now display photos in JPG, BMP, and PNG format.

Sprint Navigation

  • Sprint Navigation now pulls Google contacts from the phone, as well as Exchange and Palm profile contacts.

System

  • You can open either the application or connection menu by dragging down from the upper corner of the phone onto the screen, as well as tapping the upper corner of the screen.
  • When you press and hold the orange key/Option and drag onscreen, the cursor now moves one word at a time instead of one character at time in Email, Memos, and other apps. The cursor still moves one character at a time in the Web address bar and Messaging body text entry field.
  • Notifications, including incoming phone calls, now show above the onscreen lock icon, so they can be seen when the keyboard is locked.
  • Notification sounds play softly when you are on a call, regardless of the system sounds setting.
  • If you copy text from an application and open the Launcher, you can paste the text to start a universal search.
  • Universal search contact matches include an Add Reminder option that allows you to add a reminder to the contact.
  • In universal search, pressing the orange key/Option + a letter key now searches on the letter key?s alternate character (for example, 5 for F), not on the letter key.
  • In universal search, you can enter keywords to search for applications. For example, entering ?addresses? returns Contacts, ?SMS? returns Messaging, and ?pictures? returns Photos.

Tasks

  • Tasks that are assigned a category now retain the category when they synchronize between the phone and your desktop. Other information including start date, status, reminder setting, and privacy setting is also retained.
  • A new Hide Completed menu option is available. If you select this option and mark a task as completed, the task disappears from the current view.
  • A menu in the upper-right corner of the screen showing all tasks enables you to sort tasks by due date or priority. You can also manually reorder the tasks.

Web

  • The browser now supports downloading files from a web page. To download a file, tap the file name.
  • The browser now supports paragraph selection, cut, copy, and paste on web page text. A yellow highlight appears to indicate paragraph selection.
  • You can press and hold the orange key/Option and tap a link or image. Options displayed include opening the item in a new card, sharing the link or image via email, or copying the URL. For images in JPG, BMP, or PNG format, an additional option to copy the image to the Photo app is displayed.
  • If you tap on a text field, the page zooms to a level at which it is easy to read the text being entered.
  • If you copy text in the address bar or in the body text of a web page, a notification appears stating that the text was copied.
  • You can accept self-signed certificates through the browser.

Security

This release addresses several security issues with HP webOS software.

We would like to thank Townsend Ladd Harris for his help in identifying some of the issues addressed in this release.

Individuals interested in contacting Palm to report suspected security issues can find more information at palm.com/security .

webOS 1.1.0

Version information

  • Version: webOS 1.1.0
  • Release date: 23 July 2009
  • Configuration: Sprint 1.7

New applications

NFL Mobile Live from Sprint

  • Watch or listen to live NFL games right on your phone.

Feature changes to existing applications

Calendar

  • For Calendar accounts you create on your phone, the default reminder intervals are 15 minutes for timed events and one day for all-day events. A few notes:
    • This change applies only if software version 1.1 was on your phone when you bought it, or if you did a partial or full erase on your phone and signed in to your Palm profile again after updating to version 1.1. If you simply update your phone to software version 1.1, the default reminder intervals in Calendar do not change.
    • This change applies only to Calendar events you create on your phone, not to events that are synchronized to your phone from an online account.

Camera

  • The Photos application opens more quickly when launched from the camera.

Clock

  • Enhanced support for time zones in Clock.
  • When you set an alarm in Clock, an alarm icon appears in the notification area at the bottom of the screen. Tap the icon to display alarm details. Alarm details include the following:
    • If the alarm is set for the current day, the alarm time appears.
    • If the alarm is set for tomorrow, the alarm time and "Tomorrow" appear.
    • If the alarm is set for any day other than today or tomorrow, the day of the alarm appears.

Contacts

  • Friends added and deleted in Facebook on the web are now correctly added and deleted in the Facebook account in Contacts on the phone.
  • As soon as you create or makes changes to a Google contact on the phone, the phone begins a sync to reflect those changes in Google on the web.

Email

  • When you set up an Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) email account, you can enter the mail server name as an IP address.
  • Support for self-signed certificates with multiple common names has been added.
  • When you reply to an email in HTML format using an EAS account, the formatting of the sender's original message is now retained in the reply.
  • Sending messages using an AOL email account now works more reliably.
  • If your IT administrator enables the IMAP protocol on a Lotus Notes server, you can set up an IMAP Notes email account on your phone. Note that Lotus Notes calendar events and contacts do not sync with your phone.
  • If your EAS account requires a domain, changing your password for this account no longer deletes the domain (which caused the account login to fail).
  • If you create a new message but enter the wrong recipient email address, after you attempt to send the message, a notification appears that the message could not be sent. The message is moved to your Drafts folder so that you can edit the recipient address and resend.
  • If you create a new label in your Gmail account on the web, the label now synchronizes to your phone. The label appears as a folder in your Gmail account on the phone, and any messages you assigned to that label appear inside the folder.
  • If you attach a file to a new message and save the message as a draft, the draft is saved with the attachment.
  • Palm's EAS implementation now supports several Exchange ActiveSync Policies, including the following:
    • PIN/Password Required. IT administrators can ensure a password is assigned to the phone. Administrators can also specify the minimum length of the password.
    • Inactivity timeout. IT administrators can ensure that an inactive phone goes into a locked state after a certain time period. You cannot set a higher timeout interval for your phone, but you can set a shorter interval.
    • Remote Wipe. IT Administrators can remotely erase all data on a phone from their Exchange console. IT administrators can also have the device wipe itself if an incorrect password is entered more than a specified number of times.

Messaging

  • You can enter emoticons in new text, multimedia, and instant messages. Emoticons also display in incoming messages.
  • If you set the phone to use a 24-hour time format, the message times shown in a conversation appear in 24-hour time.
  • If you go into an IM account's preferences, all the options are available even if you are signed in to the account. You can tap Remove Account to delete the account, enter a new password to update the password, or tap Sign In to sign in with your updated password. Previously, you needed to sign out of the account before you could use these preferences.
  • When you delete an IM account, a message now appears asking you to confirm that you want to delete the account.

Phone

  • When multiple missed call notifications are displayed on the dashboard, the time of the most recent missed call is shown.
  • When you slide the ringer switch off, a bell icon with a slash is displayed. Previously, the icon was a speaker with a slash.
  • In Phone Preferences, the Show Contact Matches preference is now turned on by default. When typing on the keyboard in the phone app, the phone automatically displays both the numbers being entered and any contact matches for the characters entered.
  • You can now answer a second incoming call if you have Secure Unlock turned on. Secure Unlock requires you to enter a password to unlock the phone if the screen turns off. You can turn this feature on in the Screen & Lock preference.

System

  • Improved functionality of person reminders. A person reminder is a notification that you create in a contact entry. The notification appears when you have a call or exchange an email, text, multimedia, or IM message with a contact.
  • Resolves an issue preventing media sync from working with latest version of iTunes (8.2.1).
  • When you enter a search term in Card view or the Launcher to perform a universal search, if you select the Wikipedia web search option, results are shown in the Wikipedia Mobile site instead of the Desktop site.

Web

  • You can now use symbols from the symbols table (Sym Sym key icon + key) when you enter text into a web page dialog box.
  • If you have a page open at a certain zoom level, leave the page, and use the onscreen Back Web Back button button or the back gesture to return to the page, the zoom level is restored right away.
  • A new gesture is now available that works the same as the onscreen Forward Web Forward button button. To move forward through open web pages, make a short swipe left to right in the gesture area.
  • When using the Wikipedia drop-down search feature in the address bar, results are shown in the Wikipedia Mobile site instead of the Desktop site.
  • When you tap a link, the link appears highlighted to indicate it has been activated, even if it takes a moment for the linked page to open.

YouTube

  • After you enter search text, you can tap the Search Search icon icon to perform a search. You still have the option of pressing Enter Enter key to perform the search.

Security

This release implements a security fix to properly escape HTML on displayed content in several applications. Displaying such content could cause unintended HTML execution. Credit to Townsend Ladd Harris.

Individuals interested in contacting Palm to report suspected security issues can find more information at palm.com/security .

webOS 1.0.4

Version information

  • Version: 1.0.4
  • Release date: 29 June 2009
  • Configuration: Sprint 1.6

New applications

No new applications in update 1.0.4

Feature changes to existing applications

Email

  • Implemented a security fix to properly handle attached application installer files attached to an email message. Clicking an attached installer file would incorrectly launch the installer.

System

  • Implemented a security fix to properly handle application signing.

Web

  • Implemented a security fix to address handling of a malformed URL. Clicking the malformed link could result in an application crash. Credit to Townsend Ladd Harris.

Note Individuals interested in contacting Palm to report suspected security issues can find more information at palm.com/security.

webOS 1.0.3

Version information

  • Version: 1.0.3
  • Release date: 19 June 2009
  • Configuration: Sprint 1.5

New applications

No new applications in update 1.0.3

Feature changes to existing applications

Calendar

  • Events created in your Google calendar?either in Calendar on your phone or in Google online?that contain a symbol or accented character in the event name can now synchronize. Previously, including a symbol or accented character in an event name prevented the event from synchronizing.
  • Changes made to Google events on the phone now sync with Google online within a few minutes.
  • The sync interval for Google events has been decreased from every few hours to every 15 minutes.

Clock

  • If you create a weekday alarm on a weekend, the alarm sounds only on weekdays. Previously the alarm would sound on the weekend also.

Contacts

  • Changes made to Google contacts on the phone now sync with Google online within a few minutes.
  • The sync interval for Google contacts has been decreased from every few hours to every 15 minutes.

Email

  • Power performance in areas where wireless coverage is sporadic or unavailable has been enhanced.
  • Non-SSL Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) mail servers are now supported.

Other

  • Miscellaneous updates for Email, Phone, and other applications.

webOS 1.0.2

Version information

  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Release date: 5 June 2009

New applications

Clock

  • Use your phone as an alarm clock.
  • Create and save multiple alarms.
  • Customize sounds for individual alarms.
  • View a full-screen time display.
  • Switch the time display between analog and digital.

Feature changes to existing applications

Camera

  • Increased speed of return to capture mode when taking successive photos.

Other

  • Numerous bug fixes for Email, Calendar, and other applications.

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