Looks like a long-overdue maintenance release is inbound for Pre and Pixi users on Sprint -- and if the changelogs on Sprint's site are accurate, it's getting pushed as soon as... well, right now. webOS 1.4.5 doesn't bring any exciting new features, per se, but it's got a handful of bug fixes that should make your life a tad more pleasant -- including something called "battery optimization," which is always a good thing when it comes to a power-chugging smartphone like the Pre. For the record, this particular build was supposed to have hit in early July, but for whatever reason, it fell off the map -- let's hope the same doesn't happen with webOS 2.0, yeah?

Update: And now we're getting numerous reports that the update is rolling out to the Sprint Pre faithful. Anyone feeling left out?