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Palm Update for Sprint Centro Released

Sprint Centro UpdatePalm Releases Centro Software Update for Sprint: Now Includes Google Mobile Maps My Location + Gmail IMAP, Direct Push, Bluetooth, IM and More Improvements.

An important software update for your Sprint Centro smartphone was released yesterday that now provides you with several new features and shortcuts.  Key among these enhancements is support for the terrific Google Mobile Maps with My Location – a feature previously available on all other Centro smartphones which has thankfully only taken a few weeks to make its way to Sprint Centro owners.

Google Mobile Maps My LocationAmong others, Google Maps for mobile with My Location makes it easier and faster for Centro customers to get mapping and direction information by taking information broadcast from mobile towers near you and approximating your current location on the map – all without the need to have a GPS receiver such as my favourite Freedom Keychain GPS 2000.  All of this saves time and keystrokes for people trying to find where they are, what's around them, and how to get there.

The Sprint Palm Centro software update 1.07 offers the following performance enhancements:

  • Improved Gmail IMAP compatibility and an updated setup wizard with the new Gmail settings
  • Updated compatibility for Google Mobile Maps My Location feature to approximate your current location – great for directions, finding nearby restaurants or business, or checking local traffic.1
  • Improved ongoing delivery of email sent to VersaMail accounts using Microsoft's Direct Push Technology via Exchange ActiveSync
  • Bluetooth usability enhancements and updates
  • Sprint TV performance enhancements
  • Enhanced AOL Instant Messenger performance
  • Improved performance when adding a contact using Mobile Voice Control
  • Improved email attachment handling
  • Changed default camera shutter sound to “ON.” Audible shutter “click” will be heard when taking photos
  • Allows Preferred Roaming List updates over the air

Important: Please make sure that you Sync your smartphone with your computer (or use your preferred backup method) before proceeding with installing this update. This important step will back up your device to your computer.

Separately, whether you’ve recently bought your Palm Centro or have had one for a while below are some of my preferred accessories and software to help you make the most of your smartphone:

Centro Accessories

Centro Cases

Centro Software

  1. TouchLauncher
  2. Ringo Pro
  3. Butler
  4. CallRec
  5. VolumeCare Pro
  6. CorePlayer Mobile
  7. Softick Audio Gateway
  8. UltimatePhone
  9. The Real Dice Network
  10. TAKEphONE

Special Offer: use Coupon Code BESTSELLERS in your Cart to get 20% Off any applications in our Centro software store [please note that this coupon is not valid for use in the Treo Accessories Store or Centro Accessories Store]

Centronauts always get the latest updates

Posted by Andrew on July 23, 2008 at 08:22 AM

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by Donald Radlund | Jul 23, 2008 1:07:10 PM

after the update the facebook app resets the phone everytime i launch it. about to do a reinstall of the application...

by scott | Jul 23, 2008 3:58:24 PM

will this update work on a treo 755?

by woodiah | Jul 23, 2008 11:22:34 PM

The update/upgrade went well for me and the stability is much better - haven't had a reset since the update/upgrade. Before the update/upgrade I was having resets regularly.

by Aaron | Jul 23, 2008 11:34:08 PM

Hi Scott,

To update your Treo 755, just go to Palm's website here: http://www.palm.com/us/support/downloads/treo755pupdate/index.html

Be sure that you set your computer to *NOT* hibernate or snooze because the update takes about 40 minutes.

by Donald Radlund | Jul 24, 2008 11:23:58 AM

A delete and reinstall of the facebook application seems to have fixed this issue. Not sure what happened, but its all working normally now.

by nitido357 | Jul 24, 2008 1:55:37 PM

Wonder what they mean by "improved Gmail compatibility"

by Charles | Jul 26, 2008 4:57:40 AM

Update went fine for me, no glitches or incompatabilities. However...

Besides having the ability now to use the Google Maps functionality of "My Location", honestly I really don't know what this has improved on. It says improved Bluetooth enhancements...it's still scratchy even with my fancy Jawbone 2 headset. It says enhanced Sprint TV improvements...it's still very hard to view anything on there without the images being very patchy. Blah blah blah...what did this really improve? I hate when companies put out an update and don't list exactly what they update/change/redo.

Oh well I'm still waiting for what the new Palm OS will look like. Hope I'm not taken for a sucker...

by David Russell | Jul 29, 2008 5:37:44 PM

I am a fan of the Palm OS and the form factor of the Centro is pleasing. I am waiting for a few things to make this phone an equal or near equal to my Blackberry Curve:
2.0 megapixel camera (I didn't used to care about cameras on my phones but find them increasingly necessary).
3.5 mm earphone jack.
USB charging and data transfer.
A half-way decent battery. I bought the 1600 mAh battery for my Treo 680 right before I switched to my Blackberry. I would love to see a bigger battery for the Centro.

by Eric | Aug 3, 2008 3:28:49 PM

While the update to googlemaps is huge for those of us who use it, and being able to just hit 0 to have it center on your location instead of having to enter an address, be aware that this update may be fraught with danger for some;

Palm's instructions as to which update to use are not clear in that they give you the option to use one that loads the update via usb cable rather than having to back up a 4gb card and format it just to put a 20mb update install on it, so I did that, figuring it would be quicker and easier.

post-update, the centro would not recognize memory cards, and when using speakerphone, the side button volume controls had no effect, with the volume being stuck on high to where I was afraid I would blow out my speaker.

I used a spare card to perform the update again, with the same results.

I hot-reset, thinking that at least that would get me back to the original os version, no such luck, still 1.07, but this time used nvbackup (an excellent FREE backup program which even sends via ftp your data to a website for offsite backup) to restore all my progs and info, and now complete functionality was restored (at least so far as I've been able to tell thus far).


Is there a version of centro without a memory card, or a version of the os that is intended to take away that functionality for those who work in classified areas or something?

Anyway, I would recommend staying away from updating until you download nvbackup and use it to preserve both your data and your phones functionality.

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