WebOS 2.1 Now Available for the Verizon Pre 2

verizon wireless After a lengthy delay, WebOS 2.1.0 is now available for Verizon Pre 2 users. Verizon has finally officially confirmed the gradual OTA rollout of this update, containing some eagerly-awaited additions such as exhibition mode and voice dialing. A tweet from VZWSupport said that the update actually was approved for release on August 9th. In my experience, Verizon OTA updates usually roll out within a week or so of final approval.

Unfortunately, users cannot manually pull the update and must wait for it to be available unless they are comfortable using unofficial homebrew techniques to install the update. A PDF of installation instructions and release notes is available here (.pdf link) from Verizon Wireless.

Aside from a few users reporting installation quirks, initial user reports for the update are quite positive thus far, at least as far as GPS lock and synchronization issues being resolved. As always, HP recommends downloading the update via wi-fi, though the 28MB update file can be downloaded over 3G.

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