HP TouchPad 3.0.4 update adds camera app, increased performance

Daniel Bader

October 18, 2011 6:20pm

Here’s something we didn’t expect between all the hustle and bustle of this busy news day. HP has quietly updated the TouchPad with an over-the-air update to webOS 3.0.4, bringing improved performance and a dedicated app for capturing photos and video from the 1.3MP front-facing camera. While fairly minor, it addresses a few of the lingering issues that TouchPad owners face, and confirms that HP has not completely abandoned the discontinued device.

The remaining changes are as follows:
– 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
– User interface improvements
– Other enhancements such as support for accelerometer events in Adobe Flash Player
– More robust Skype video calling

You can learn more about the update at the Official HP Palm Blog or view the entire changelog.

Source: GigaOm

  • 0obaho0

    Sweet. At least it’s something. Still feels crappy having gotten it for full price. Womp womp

  • Brayden

    I’ll stick with my Android OS on it, thanks 😛

  • mikevan

    I figured there’d be some reason to leave dualboot on.

    Since I put CM7 Android on, I actually use the thing instead of leaving it sit.

    Can’t Imagine there’s anything I’ll do with WebOS again but never hurts. Main reason I picked up a 32GB.

  • Bort

    How about proper Enterprise WiFi support? How could they ever have hoped for this thing to be a big player in the office without this support?!

  • zaid

    Anyone know how to install the Android?

    • Bort


  • ActivesiN

    just updated mine, it is noticeably quicker

  • 0obaho0

    thanks for the link kevinc! will have to try again cuz it was purchased at launch so the FS ppl said they couldn’t do anything at the time because it was “more than 2 weeks from the date of purchase.” f*ckin a$$holes

  • redbarbvs

    you can also send text messages and receive them!! Love my Touchpad!!!!