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: Camera app
    You will notice under Apps > Downloads Tab, there is a new Camera icon/app.

    Read on for my tips and thoughts on webOS 3.0.4.

    Photo Credit: Gloria Sin
    Captions By: Gloria Sin

  • What's New: Camera app
    This simple camera app for the internal front-facing cam on your TouchPad finally unlocks the tablet's photo capture capability. Like the camera app on a smartphone, you can access your photo library via thumbnails on the left, and toggle between the camera and camcorder function on the right. A tap on the green button captures a photo.

    Read on for my tips and thoughts on webOS 3.0.4.

    Photo Credit: Gloria Sin
    Captions By: Gloria Sin

  • What's New: Camcorder app
    When you tap on the "camcorder" icon, the app reverts into video camera mode where you can record videos by tapping on the red button.

    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.
    nevertells1