webOS is back from the dead, HP just released version 3.0.4 of their abandoned mobile operating system. It can be had on TouchPads everywhere via an over-the-air update. I just installed it on my TouchPad, and I must say, this is the update we’ve all been waiting for. It fixes many bugs and it’s a major performance boost. I say 3.0.4 runs about the same, if not smoother than when I was overclocked to 1.5Ghz on version 3.0.2. Flash seems to work better on the browser as well, at least on the video streaming site I was on.
It’s a good hold over until the stable release of Android for TouchPad, which is making steady progress. Personally, I wouldn’t take this as a sign that webOS is back, especially since HP already fired most of their webOS developers. This release is probably what they were working on before HP dropped the project, so don’t expect anymore. But still, I don’t complain when an update makes my device more functional.