03/28/2013, 09:14 AM
Well again, paid access is always available, it is not based on webOS version, but the country code of the device/palm profile (which there are ways to change it).
Originally Posted by Shadowflank
So if you buy a phone from someone who was in the EU and you bring it here in the USA and attempt to assign it to the USA it will be locked to the EU catalog (this can be forced to change outside of the phone).
So the reason I did not answer is because it has nothing to do with webOS version. If you had paid access on your profile you will retain paid access (all of my apps purchased with webOS 1.4.5.x came down to 2.1.0/2.2.4)...
Some exceptions were apps that are no longer available (some were only webOS 1.4.5.x, some were removed by developer)...
The bigger thing is to back up your applications (from the media/crypto), so that if any apps are no longer available you have a copy of them before you device wipe.
This is all a game of new vs old... is webOS 2.1.0 better? That is a personal answer, some like webOS 1.4.5.x better, some like webOS 2.x.x better...
I like being at the best it can be, that is why I use webOS 2.2.4 (but it is unstable), being on Verizon even on webOS 2.1.0 one can get skype mobile working, so staying at webOS 2.1.0 is not a bad idea...
But with AT&T I do not know the difference between webOS 1.4.5.x to webOS 2.1.0. What I will say is the look/feel of the OS is better on webOS 2.x then 1.4.5.x, but again that is a personal opinion, you might feel different.
From stock apps, Just Type/Universal Seach, is the same just more functions with Apps...
■Version: webOS 2.1.0
■Release date: 7 March 2011
■ Exhibition gives you access to special applications that optimize use of the smartphone while it is placed on an HP Touchstone charging dock. The apps include Time (clock app), Photos (photo slide show), and Agenda (agenda view).
■ Exhibition turns on automatically when you place your smartphone on a Touchstone charging dock. When the smartphone is not on a charging dock, you can manually turn on Exhibition from the Launcher.
■ You can dial contacts using your voice by launching the Voice Dial application. Voice dialing can also be initiated by pressing and holding the volume button at any time, or by tapping and holding on the Phone dial pad.
Feature changes to existing applications
■ Information backed up to your Palm profile now includes call history entries, text messages, and instant messages. Note that multimedia messages are not backed up.
■ This release offers support for Bluetooth keyboards.
■ If you download a music file that you received as an email attachment, the file name appears correctly after downloading.
■ Email messages containing multiple replies appear with the replies correctly separated and formatted.
■ This release fixes an issue where email message body text in POP email accounts was not being downloaded to the smartphone.
■ If you restore a Palm profile that includes one or more messaging accounts, the status icon showing your availability in Messaging appears correctly.
■ Thumbnail images appear correctly for images in the Wallpapers album.
■ If you search for a task or a task list by typing the name, the search term can begin with a symbol.
This release addresses a number of security issues with HP webOS software.
Individuals interested in contacting Palm to report suspected security issues can find more information at palm.com/security .