HP TouchPad Gets $50 Discount, OTA Update

HP has just released a new over-the-air update to the TouchPad, WebOS 3.0.2, that improves the OS slightly including improved auto-correction, the inclusion of wallpaper support, and improved photo handling.

The update will appear automatically for TouchPad owners and most devices should receive the update in the next few hours.

In related news, the device is now $50 less until September 10, reducing the price to $449 for 16GB and $549 for 32GB.

You can grab the promo price here and you can read more about the release here but here we find the major updates.

Core applications

Quicker Just Type event search and event creation
Improved handling of meeting cancellations
Faster scrolling
Improved message content and image display
Improved management of multiple emails in Draft and Outbox views
Reduced audio skipping when the device is running other applications
Better display of album art
Photos & Videos
Added ability to set wallpapers
Faster and more reliable handling of individual photos and albums
Text Assist
Improved speed and accuracy of auto-corrections
Increased scrolling support compatibility within web pages
Improved performance of remote HTML5 video playback
Improved responsiveness of auto correction within the browser
webOS System

Fixed issues with oversensitive screen rotation

This release addresses a number of security issues with HP webOS software.