The first HP webOS OTA (over the air) update is now available for the TouchPad in the UK and elsewhere in the world. The update was originally promised to be released before the end of July and has finally been released on 1st August, which isn’t too long after the original date! The 3.0.2 update includes the following improvements:
- Photos & Videos
- Text Assist
- Web Browser
- webOS System
An update notification should appear on your TouchPad device alerting you of the update or you can alternatively manually check and start the download and installation by accessing the System Updates app.
Other enhancements include the inclusion of a Clock, which includes different clock themes and alarms and Calculator apps. OTA updates remain an innovative and excellent feature of the TouchPad as well as other electronic devices available today, where the user is able to update the device software, allowing new features, applications, improve performance, important system and security updates as well as further enhancements to be added.
Below I have included a brief walkthrough of the stages involved in the OTA update:
Finally, although it hasn’t been included within this update, I would like to see the ability to create individual launcher pages added in a future update, which I feel is a useful needed feature and would work like the original Palm OS launcher pages, where you are able to name and group applications by their category, for example: productivity, utilities, personal, multimedia, games, social media, downloads and settings. Another improvement that could be made is to be able to manage web bookmarks more efficiently within the browser, for example being able to create folders to categorise saved sites rather than just one long bookmark list at present.
Other blog posts of interest: Using Tablet Devices in Learning, Teaching and Education