Discontinued HP TouchPad tablets bequeathed one more update by HP/Palm

Posted on 18. Oct, 2011 by in Tablets

HP TouchPad webOS 3.0 multi-tasking

The HP TouchPad runs webOS 3.0 which provides card-based multi-tasking. Image: HP

Today marked the day that webOS 3.0.4 was released for the HP TouchPad tablet. The HP TouchPad as you must know by now has been discontinued, but the software team that runs webOS for HP has remained in-tact for the most part. HP has only ended their webOS hardware pursuits and not their software ones. The HP TouchPad for the foreseeable future should get more updates beyond the one released today, but nothing is really set into stone in regard to webOS.

However to get back to the update at hand, webOS 3.0.4, the HP TouchPad user can expect to see improvements in performance as well as new features and abilities not offered in previous releases of webOS 3.0 for the TouchPad. Those new features and abilities include a new camera app for photo and video, you can pair non-webOS phones with the TouchPad now using Bluetooth (also the user experience with Bluetooth wireless keyboards should be improved) –the TouchPad features Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR–, the TouchPads music app will be able to playback OGG Vorbis music files after this update, and offline/online messaging support has been added for the TouchPad.

HP TouchPad webOS 3.0.4 updateThe webOS 3.0.4 update follows the August release of webOS 3.0.2 which added quite a few things to the TouchPads operating system and boasted system speed. The update should have arrived today to your HP TouchPad with a notification, but you can also go into your tablets settings and do a manual check for updates if you haven’t seen the update yet.

As with any operating system update make sure that your tablets stored content is backed-up properly before starting the update.


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