Palm Launches WebOS 1.4

Posted: Feb 27 2010, 11:47am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:45pm CDT, in News | Portable Devices

 
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Following a lot of buzz from the Palm Pixi and Palm Pre, the mobile device specialist has released the newest version of its operating system. WebOS 1.4 adds the ability to capture and edit video on the go, and push it directly to social media sites.

The feature is nothing new to smartphone owners, as other operating systems like Android have had one-touch video sharing for a while. Other updates include being able to call someone from their contact page on the messaging app, being able to call a number directly from a Web site or e-mail, and forwarding texts to an e-mail address. On all of these updates, it is simply a move to catch up with the competitors.

However, there are a few other new features, including an improved battery life, quicker app launch times, and an LED message alert that shows when new texts, e-mails or voicemails are available.

Palm, which has made strong attempts in coming back to the forefront after facing obsolescence in the early 2000s, still falls short in the competitive mobile phone market. It reportedly has less than 1% of the global market share.

Currently, the new WebOS update is only available to Sprint customers in the US.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/6" rel="author">Mark Raby</a>
Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at mark@i4u.com.

 

 

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