For the past few months HP’s webOS, and its host device the Touchpad, have gone through something of a protracted death cycle. Hardware Canucks has covered this and the subsequent corporate drama surrounding HP in depth.
But now it seems HP has decided that webOS and the Touchpad is alive enough to warrant an update. According to the HP blog, the webOS 3.04 update includes the following:
- A new Camera app for photos and video
- The ability to pair non-webOS phones to your TouchPad, so you can answer calls on your TouchPad. Pairing with non-webOS Bluetooth keyboards has also been streamlined.
- Support for OGG Vorbis music files
- Online/offline messaging status support.
The update also apparently includes better support for Adobe Flash Player and Skype.
If you happen to own a TouchPad, either through buying one when they first went on sale or through the subsequent fire sale, this update is certainly worth checking out.