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WebOS update 1.4.5 hits Europe, U.S. users wait

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Jul 2010 19:11 User comments (1)

WebOS update 1.4.5 hits Europe, U.S. users wait Palm's updated WebOS firmware, version 1.4.5, has now made it to three countries in Europe, via O2 in Germany, France and the UK.
However, there appears to be a bug in the software that causes the "media/internal drive to be marked as read-only for PDK applications," says MobileBurn.

Despite the bug, Palm will continue a full European rollout of the update.

1.4.5 is expected to hit Bell in Canada in the upcoming weeks, also, while American fans are still waiting.

Says Palm, of the bug: "We've spent the last week attempting to address this issue in a way that would not require restarting the carrier certification process, but we've concluded that this is not possible. Restarting certification would delay 1.4.5 substantially and could result in some wireless operators not taking the update at all."

In late April, HP announced it was purchasing the struggling smartphone maker Palm for $1.2 billion, including all patents, licenses, and the rights to WebOS.

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116.7.2010 10:35

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Despite the bug, Palm will continue a full European rollout of the update.
So Palm is the new Apple huh?

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Says Palm, of the bug: "We've spent the last week attempting to address this issue in a way that would not require restarting the carrier certification process, but we've concluded that this is not possible. Restarting certification would delay 1.4.5 substantially and could result in some wireless operators not taking the update at all."
Are you friggin' kidding me?

I don't care how long it takes to redo a "bugged update" it is never EVER good to release an update that has bugs in it. Don't believe me? Just ask the people who install Windows Update with bugs there were "supposed" to be fixed but weren't because of time constrainment issues. Palm shouldn't be copying Apple by rushing out products before they are tested and BUG-FREE. They only thing that gives them some credit was that they at least admitted their mistake, unlike Apple with their plausible deniability. Epic fail that they are going to release it anyways. Palm, shame on you!!!

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