HP has released a mobile software update, the first major upgrade since the platform launched in 2009. The first device to run the new webOS 2.0 will be HP’s new Palm Pre 2 smartphone. This smartphone will be available in France this Friday and is scheduled to for release in the U.S. and Canada in the coming months.

The update includes features like: Multitasking, Just Type (a quick search type), HP Synergy (a syncing system) and Exhibition (a tool for linking recent content across apps). The platform also supports Adobe’s Flash. Follow this link to the HP blog to read more.

Jon Rubinstein, general manager, Palm Global Business Unit, and senior vice president, HP had this statement: “With webOS 2.0, we’re advancing the innovations we introduced 16 months ago, expanding the features that make webOS great for consumers, enterprises and developers. We’ve made tremendous strides since the platform launched, and now we’re taking our biggest leap forward with powerful new features that make it easier to get more things done with your webOS device.”