palmOne, Garmin Release ROM Updates

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palmOne has released a ROM update for its Tungsten C, while Garmin has put out one for the iQue 3600.

Tungsten C

palmOne has posted on its support site a ROM update for the Tungsten C. This takes care of several Wi-Fi-related problems with the device.

According to palmOne’s description of this update, it prevents Wi-Fi disconnects due to invalid DHCP renewal requests and premature Wi-Fi connection timeout. It also corrects roaming issues between multiple access points on the same subnet in campus environments.

All the changes aren’t related to Wi-Fi. It also enhances the power sequence, plus it improves the MMC card driver and digitizer behavior.

Tungsten C Update 2.0 can be found on the palmOne web site. This also contains all the fixes made in the first update.

This update is not for international versions of this handheld.

iQue 3600

Garmin has released another ROM update for the iQue 3600. This makes a wide variety of changes.

After this update has been installed, the user will have two new applications: QueHunt&Fish and QueSun&Moon. The performance of the audio player and SD/MMC slot will be improved.

The REC button will no longer turn the unit on. Garmin has also added brightness adjustment to the Power key. In addition, the unit now turns off (instead of entering low power mode) after an alarm wakes the iQue up when the GPS antenna is open.

These are just some of the enhancements contained in this update. The changes made in the previous ROM update are also in this one.

iQue 3600 software version Release 3 can be found on the Garmin web site

What’s a ROM Update

Both of these will make changes to the handheld’s software stored in ROM. The ROM is where the operating system and built-in applications are stored. Changes made to the files in ROM are permanent and will survive the device undergoing a hard reset.

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