True to the rumors that have been going around the web the past few days, Palm just announced the availability of their WebOS 1.4 for Palm Pre and Pixi devices. The updated OS will be pushed to current Palm handset owners via over-the-air update. It will be available for Sprint customers in the U.S., O2 UK, O2 DE, O2 Ireland and Movistar in Europe. While those under other network carriers will have to wait a little longer before getting the OS update.
Key features of the new WebOS 1.4 include:
- video capturing, editing and sharing – you can now do quick edits on videos you’ve capture using your Palm WebOS phone as well quickly share them via Facebook or YouTube or via Email and MMS.
- enhanced productivity apps – major enhancements to Calendar, Phone, Messaging and Email apps to simplify most commonly done tasks.
- enhanced notifications – the LED in the gesture are lights up and pulses when new notifications is incoming. The email, messaging and calendar notifications can also be easily customized by selecting new sounds. You can set this up in the Preferences options of each apps.
Other features of the new WebOS 1.4 include improved battery life, faster loading and more responsive apps, accessibility of Microsoft Exchange Server through universal search, more shortcuts for doing various options such as messaging or making a call. You can also now turn text chat into a phone call in one touch.
More details about the WebOS 1.4 here.