Sprint palmOne Treo 650 Update
palmOne has released a v1.08 update for the Sprint Treo 650 smartphone. The new update features improvements to voice quality and improves the memory management of the NVFS file storage.
The updater provides a number of performance and reliability enhancements including:
The improved memory management includes non-volatile file system (NVFS) improvements that optimize memory handling and free up more memory. palmOne implemented a NVFS system in the new Treo 650 because of the strong benefits it provides: preserving data and applications if the battery runs down, and the ability to change the battery on the fly. In the original implementation, NVFS stored each record in 512 byte blocks.
This software update reduces the overhead of storing database records in the file system. It does so by compacting more than one record into a single 512 byte block. In effect, each 512 block is divided into 16 32 byte subblocks, which allows small and large records to be stored more efficiently.
The update does not include a feature many users have been waiting for, speciacally Bluetooth Dial Up Networking. A Sprint represenative stated, "We have heard from many of you that Bluetooth Dial Up Networking (DUN) is important. Although Bluetooth DUN is not addressed in the current software update, we will be delivering this capability in a future update later this year. With the current software release, we are immediately able to address two important user issues while continuing to test our DUN implementation."
The Sprint v1.08 update and more details are available at palmOne support.