webOS 1.4.5 now available for Palm Pre Plus

Just a quickie letting all you proud Palm Pre Plus owners know that the latest version of webOS — v 1.4.5 — is now available over the air for both AT&T and Verizon customers.

The notification should come up automagically, but if you’re impatient, you can do a manual check by opening “Updates”.

Want to know what you’re getting into before you take the plunge? The release notes state the following changes:


  • This release includes minor fixes and enhancements to support the public release of the webOS PDK.
  • This release may require you to update certain apps to their latest version to properly support the launch of the webOS Plug-in Development Kit (PDK). If you have a game that is not saving your game information correctly (high scores, stages, settings), check the App Catalog for updates. For more information on updating apps, see Using App Catalog .


  • If a user enters text in a field on certain websites, the screen focus now remains on the text being entered.
  • This release fixes a rare problem so that podcasts now download correctly.


This release addresses several security issues with the Palm webOS software.

We’d like to thank Nils of MWR InfoSecurity and Chris Clark for their help in identifying the issues addressed in this release. Individuals interested in contacting Palm to report suspected security issues can find more information at palm.com/security .

[via SlashPhone]