Its incredible (and not in a good way) that with all the bugs that webos 2.x has, this update was not a massive bug fix. In fact, why hasn't any update since 2.x was released been a massive bug fix? Why has no work been done to optimize the OS for any sort of speed and battery life improvements? Why keep adding all these new "features" if they just create more and more bugs.... that don't ever seem to be fixed???
-Google chat still logs off and doesn't automatically log back in if I lose connection (this one is big).
-Notifications with apostrophes or other "unique" punctuation in the text get replaced by the ASCII value (like &nsp or something like that).
-My alarms still mysteriously disappear in the right circumstances (I can't figure out exact steps to reproduce, I just know that sometimes if I dismiss or back swipe an alarm to shut it off, it disappears from the alarm list completely).
-Bing maps still won't let me swipe back out of a menu.
-Google's website menu bar (images, news, etc...) is all black and discolored (looked fine in 1.4.5 Web app).
-When I try to reorder Just Type launch and search entries, they jump back to where they were originally, and if I do too much of this, they all disappear.
-No more lock screen (swipe up to unlock). When I press the power button, it just goes straight to my pin code unlock screen, bypassing the unlock swipe screen with notifications and clock completely. (I realized this last one only happens when the phone is plugged in to the charger... but I don't remember this happening before, although I could be wrong. Is no lock screen expected when plugged in?)
And now I have to deal with a phone app that is FAR worse than the previous version. Do they not have a QA team? Do they even run these updates past the QA team? Maybe HP fired the QA team...
I just don't understand the logic behind the work that is being done at HP. The priorities seem completely out of whack. The only bug that was fixed it seems in this latest update is the Google sync issue. But now a whole new slew of bugs are introduced, and the annoying attention-to-detail bugs that are visible right in front of the user just are not even addressed. Makes no sense, and is ridiculously frustrating. Does anyone at HP actually use a webos device? Why is there no easy way to submit bugs? Of any OS out there, webos needs this! I'm beginning to like the idea of using webos more than actually using webos.
Whatever, not like it matters, things won't change until they fully open source everything and people who don't work for HP are doing all the fixing for them, which won't be for a number of years. Guess we'll see whose still around by then.