Palm's webOS 2.0 has been long in the making, and fans have long awaited the renewal of the operating system. Details emerge every once in a while, but mostly in the form of leaked photos or very minor announcements and screenshots.
The more we hear, the more interested we are in the new system. We are looking forward to it for many reasons, and have written about some of the before.
Now it's time to take a look at some of the newer features we can look forward to. There isn't a lot on top of what we already know, but it's still worth checking out the new information.
Here's what we learned from today's leak:
1) Voice Dialing
Voice dialing is pretty common in phones today. Google's voice recognition software is some of our favorite, while Apple has left us disappointed on that end. With webOS 2.0, Palm phones will do voice dialing. We just hope they do it right.
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2) New Preferences for Exhibition View
Exhibition view is like the next evolution of Touchstone. Remember putting your Palm Pre on that little charger and seeing the nice screensaver? Now there are additions to the Exhibition Mode Preferences menu. You can change wallpaper, toggle different applications such as Photos, Agenda View and Facebook. You can also use the "Find More…" function, which will let you search for applications that support the mode.
3) Designed for Tablets as well
Drawings of Palm's three tablet variations were leaked to Fox News, and it's going to be running on webOS 2.5.1. It turns out that the Palm tablet is what came of that HP Slate that everyone is so confused about. Regardless, this shows that webOS is designed for tablets as well.
When Will it Come?
We don't know when webOS is set to release, but we Palm has said that it will arrive in the "coming months." Unfortunately, that's all the information they're giving right now. Some of the past leaks have shown us other features, but it will be a few months before we have it in our hands.