Today, we have some news that will bring a smile to the face of everyone who owns a Palm Pre, Pre Plus, Pixi and Pixi Plus. All these devices will be getting an upgrade to webOS 2.0.
During the ongoing HP/Palm webOS Developer Day in New York City today, Palm Engineer and Developer Relations rep Josh Marinacci has confirmed that Palm’s current lineup of webOS devices in the Pre and Pixi along with the Plus variants will be updated to webOS 2.0 in the next few months. No specific upgrade timeline has been announced though. The timeframe is another adjustment from its previous end of year estimate given during the summer developer conference before the purchase of the manufacturer and developer by HP.
The Palm Pre 2 was launched just some time back and has become available in the US and the UK only in the past few weeks. Besides the upgraded hardware, the main reason why the Palm Pre 2 is an excellent Smartphone option is because it sports the revamped new webOS 2.0. The successor to webOS is much faster and much more refined than version 1.0.
We can’t help but notice how the decision to update all of the older handsets results in the opposite of that naughty fragmentation word that has been plaguing Android going back to the days of Cupcakes, Donuts and Eclairs.
Marinacci’s speech is on the video below, so if you want to hear the words for yourself, give it a play. And we just know that everyone is going to be patient and remain calm even though “the next few months” can run anywhere from December-January to next August-September or beyond.