Palm updates webOS for Pre


Palm has released an update for the Pre operating system webOS 1.4. The free downloadable update enables video capture, faster apps and new alerts.

Users will now be able to capture, edit and share videos by uploading content to YouTube or Facebook, or sending them conventionally via email or MMS.

Calendar, Phone and Email apps are now more reposnive, according to Palm. In the Calendar app users can now dial a number that appears in the subject of an appointment. In the Email app users can sort by date, sender and subject and in the Phone app, the call log offers more options to connect to a contact, such as via text.

There is also an option for the LED in the gesture area to light up and pulse if the user has a notification, and more customisation of alert sounds (for example, calendar events) is now possible.

At the end of this month e-commerce capability will be available to Palm’s App Catalog in the UK to bring a range of applications for users to purchase on their Pre. Palm has therefore announced that three 3D games from EA Mobile – Need for Speed Undercover, The Sims 3 and Monopoly – will be available for users to download for free until March 31.