It's no joke, webOS fans, HP has release the smallest of mandatory updates for Palm's smartphones and tablet computer.
I received an email today from HP's webOS Team letting me know that there is a minor update available for webOS to correct an expiring root certificate that allows our webOS devices to connect to HP's backend servers for things like Backup/Restore and the App Catalog. The certificate is set to expire on July 23, 2013.
|HP TouchPad w/ webOS 3 after the update|
|Palm Pre w/ webOS 2.1 after the update|
HP TouchPads running webOS 3 will be upgraded to App Catalog version 5.0.3500. HP and Palm branded smartphones running webOS 2 will be updated to 2.1.10000.
The email contained directions for devices running webOS 2.1 and later as well as for devices running a version of webOS that was released prior to webOS 2.1.
Full details on how to update your webOS smartphone or tablet can be found on the HP website.
Anyone who plans to keep using their Palm webOS devices after July 23 of this year are encouraged to charge up your device and either install the automatic software update using the Software Update application or by manually going to the App Store and installing the App Catalog Update utility.
The email is copied below: