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Notes about the Palm Pre and webOS

The Definitive Analysis of Palm Pre App Install Limits and the Palm App Catalog Hanging

After the Preware 0.9.4 release, which included Applications, Themes, and Patches, and offers over 670 homebrew packages for installation, we (  started getting reports of the Palm App Catalog “hanging” the user interface for 30 seconds or more when the installation of a new application is initiated, but only when the Package Manager Service (the […]

The WebOS Internals Meta-Doctor

Palm supplies Palm Pre owners with this wonderful recovery tool called the webOS Doctor.  Part of the charter of the WebOS Internals project is to ensure that anything we (or anyone following instructions we publish or installing packages we develop) do can always be reverted using the webOS Doctor. Usually, a Palm Pre is required […]

Palm Pre GPS doesn’t like my hemisphere

It seems the Palm Pre GPS was never tested in the southern hemisphere – my new Pre’s GPS reports Lat: 394.6, Long: 138.6 24926.609       PUB     call    460             :1.26   com.palm.location       //getCurrentPosition  «string=“{}”, string=“com.sfmpllc.sendmylocation 1058”» 24926.641       PRV   […]

The Palm Pre lands in Australia

Thanks to the generosity of the PreCentral and WebOS Internals communities, I am now the proud owner of a Palm Pre. There is just one catch  – since I live in Australia (which uses a proper cellular communications standard), the CDMA Palm Pre that I was able to import from the USA will never work […]