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HP TouchPad updated to webOS 3.0.5

HP TouchPad updated to webOS 3.0.5


HP has released webOS 3.0.5 for the TouchPad this week.

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HP TouchPad

HP is sending out a small gift to TouchPad owners this week in the form of webOS 3.0.5. Seeing how it's a 0.0.1 update, there's not a lot going on here — but when your entire platform is in stasis, even the smallest bumps are just cause for celebration. This time around HP's offering support for HTTP live streaming, IM presence indicators in the email application, faster calendar switching, and a handful of other tweaks, so pull that $99 slate out of the closet and grab it.

Here's the full list of changes:

Faster switching between Day, Week, and Month views, and faster event display in Calendar.
Faster scrolling when reading an email message.
Email attachments are now saved with draft messages.
Added sender photos and IM presence indicators in Email.
Improved stability when watching video in the Web app.
Improved handling of MP3s that are transferred from a computer using USB Drive mode.
Added a dedicated view of contacts available for a video call, for quicker setup of a video call.
New alert when video quality might be lower because of network issues.
When typing, pressing the space bar twice inserts a period. This can be toggled on and off.
Auto-correction can be turned off directly from the onscreen keyboard.
Added support for HTTP Live Streaming.