Updating your HP TouchPad to webOS 3.0.4 (how-to)

Updating your HP TouchPad to webOS 3.0.4 (how-to)

Summary: Add a camera/camcorder app and pair non-webOS phones to your HP TouchPad with this latest build of webOS from HP.

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  • What's New: Pairing a non-webOS phone to the TouchPad
    Prior to this update, you could not pair a Bluetooth-enabled phone to the TouchPad unless it's also a webOS product. Now, you can take advantage of the TouchPad's multitasking capabilities while you talk on your phone.

    Read on for my tips and thoughts on webOS 3.0.4.

    Photo Credit: Gloria Sin
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  • What's New: Pairing a non-webOS phone to the TouchPad
    "SGH-1997" is the Bluetooth ID of my Android smartphone, which is proof that this new feature really does work. The TouchPad's internal microphone is surprisingly strong at picking up my voice but I could not figure out where it's located on the device.

    Read on for my tips and thoughts on webOS 3.0.4.

    Photo Credit: Gloria Sin
    Captions By: Gloria Sin

  • What's New: Clock/Alarm app
    A surprising addition to this update is a new clock and alarm app for the TouchPad.

    Read on for my tips and thoughts on webOS 3.0.4.

    Photo Credit: Gloria Sin
    Captions By: Gloria Sin

Topics: Hewlett-Packard, Apps, Mobile OS, Operating Systems, BlackBerry

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  • RE: Updating your HP TouchPad to webOS 3.0.4 (how-to)

    I updated my TouchPad and works great. Also updated and unlocked the Veer with http://www.palmunlocker.com/
    phonefanatic
  • The browser is still buggy

    It's virtually useless for business apps that run web service calls, since the browser randomly refreshes. Typical web-based apps put a single image on-screen, then update the various 'fields' (text boxes) with data retrieved via web service and similar calls.

    The Touchpad browser randomly and completely unpredictably refreshes the base screen, thereby removing all data retrieved via underlying web service calls.

    The designers obviously have no business background in web programming. This particular bug has been brought to HP's attention many times.

    Disappointing, to say the least.
    no_axe_to__grind
    • RE: Updating your HP TouchPad to webOS 3.0.4 (how-to)

      @no_axe_to__grind
      Auto refresh of the browser is a setting that you can just go and turn OFF.

      You may also want to double check that the page you are on isn't doing timed refresh within the javascript or whatever client side code the program itself is using. This is not a touchpad browser issue.
      rengek
  • Preware

    Be patient after installing update 3.0.4 if you had a lot of Preware apps and patches installed. They may not work after installing 3.0.4, but after a few days, updates will show up that corrects the incompatibility.
    nevertells@...