webOS 3.0.2 Changes

Annika Backstrom
in misc, on 1 August 2011. It is tagged #Computers, #Hp, #Palm, #tablet, #touchpad, and #webOS.

The first webOS 3 update for the HP TouchPad was released today. In addition to theĀ official list of changes, I've noticed following:


  • All-day events are always shown, rather than being part of the scrolling midnight-to-midnight view.
  • Much more responsive.


  • The Clock now supports alarms.

Photos & Video

  • Thumbnails are now larger, showing 3 photos and growing to 4 photos when the pane is maximized, rather than always showing four thumbnails and increasing whitespace when maximizing.


  • Maps is now driven by Google Maps. Haha, kidding, it's still Bing.

Some miscellaneous things I'm hoping are now fixed:

  • Messaging app would occasionally refuse to go online. Required reboot.
  • Email app would sometimes show blank message bodies. Required relaunching app.
  • Photos & Video was unable to play large video files. Initial test is not promising.

Only time will tell on some of those.

Oh, old and new user-agent string:

Mozilla/5.0 (hp-tablet; Linux; hpwOS/3.0.0; U; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.6 (KHTML, like Gecko) wOSBrowser/233.72 Safari/534.6 TouchPad/1.0

Mozilla/5.0 (hp-tablet; Linux; hpwOS/3.0.2; U; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.6 (KHTML, like Gecko) wOSBrowser/234.40.1 Safari/534.6 TouchPad/1.0

Anyway, three cheers to HP for pushing an update one month after the tablet's release! Let's keep the momentum going.