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HP on Tuesday unveiled an update for its now-defunct HP TouchPad tablet, which adds some camera, syncing, and messaging capabilities.

The update, webOS 3.0.4, is available now as an over-the-air update.

Among the new functionality is a camera app that lets users take photos and videos; previously, users had to download a camera app from its app store in order to take any snaps.

HP also said the update includes "the ability to pair non-webOS phones to your TouchPad, so you can answer calls on your TouchPad." The company also promised streamlined pairing with non-webOS Bluetooth keyboards.
The tablet will now support OGG Vorbis music files, and webOS 3.0.4 also includes online/offline messaging status support.

"In addition to new features, you'll also experience better performance, user interface improvements, and other enhancements such as support for accelerometer events in Adobe Flash Player, and more robust Skype video calling," HP's Jon Zilber wrote in a blog post.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817...id=aeBhcbkPgih


Question is, will this update wipe out the mods most of us made to our touch pads?

Edit- Most user patches do not appear to survive the update properly.
Edited by ForumViewer - 10/18/11 at 3:18pm
 
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I'm so confused.

Are they dumping WebOS or not? I feel like HP's management is just as confused themselves.
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I'm so confused.

Are they dumping WebOS or not? I feel like HP's management is just as confused themselves.
Agreed.

Reading more about the update from here:

http://forums.precentral.net/webos-d...ownload-3.html
 
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I'm so confused.

Are they dumping WebOS or not? I feel like HP's management is just as confused themselves.
IIRC they are not dumping WebOS but are getting out of desktop/consumer business and focusing on their server part of their business. Someone else know for sure?
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Not worth it if I have to redo my OC, accompanying dev scripts, and patches.

EDIT: I updated/took a risk and NONE of my patches work now. I recommend waiting for devs to update.
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I'm updating mine now. I had the typical 10 or so user patches installed, no OCing or Govnah. PreCentral users are impressed it seems with the update.
 
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Originally Posted by Blindrage606 View Post
Not worth it if I have to redo my OC, accompanying dev scripts, and patches.
Updated mine this morning.

As it is, I really don't see much of a difference with/without the overclocking now. I might just leave it at 1.2 GHz to save battery life.
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That's funny "Hey we are killing webOS oh btw here is a update"
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Quote:
http://rootzwiki.com/showthread.php?7835-Cm7-faq
Will the WebOS 3.0.4 update keep Android from working properly?
There are 2 parts to this answer:
A - If you HAVE NOT installed Android yet, do the 3.0.4 update, then proceed to install like normal, everything still works fine.
B - If you HAVE installed Android. You'll need to boot into WebOS, put the moboot file back into the CM install folder, then reboot and run the novacom boot mem:// < ACMEInstaller command to reinstall the boot menu...you should then be able to boot back into Android with no problems.
If y'all wanted CM7 alpha to work thats what you do. I'd wait though because all the patches and OC isn't working in 3.04
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Is the update not showing up in systems update for anyone else?
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