Palm Pre 2 gets official webOS 2.1 update and Classic emulator hacked to work on it.According to MotionApps, Palm was dropping the necessary ROM files out of webOS 2.0 and it was leaving the market…….
The webOS 2.1 update has started rolling out to Pre 2 phones worldwide. At the moment it’s only the unlocked GSM phones that are getting the update but we can be sure a CDMA version will drop soon. The webOS 2.1 update brings features such as Exhibition, Voice Dial, other enhancements and improvements to Email, Messaging and Tasks.webOS 2.1 has already made its way to older devices like European Palm Pre Plus phones, but now it looks like it’s finally making its way onto newer devices, namely the Palm Pre 2.
The old-school Palm OS emulator for webOS was so neat back during the Pre’s introduction that Palm worked closely with the developer to get it supported and available, but when webOS 2.0 happened, Palm dropped the emulator like a hot potato by removing critical stuff from the platform’s updated libraries. Well, with some sweat, blood, and a whole lot of elbow grease, it appears that PreCentral forum members have somehow managed to get Classic working on webOS 2.1 once again. If you haven’t received the notification to update yet, don’t fret – it might take awhile to reach the area you’re in. Let’s hope CDMA and carrier-locked users won’t have to wait too long before they receive the update. Let us know if you’ve updated your phone to webOS 2.1 and give us your feedback about the update.