Palm WebOS 1.2 Includes Improved Exchange Support And Paid Apps
Palm Pre release of WebOS 1.2 will make the Pre smartphone more enterprise-friendly, an upgrade that includes support for paid apps in the Palm Catalog store and over-the-air downloads from Amazon’s MP3 Store.
The 1.2 version of webOS improves calendar syncing, e-mail capabilities, and paves the way for paid apps, but doesn’t restore the ability to sync media with iTunes. The update takes about fifteen minutes to download and install, and it has dozens of feature updates.
The features that comes with the upgrade includes:
- It lets you enter credit card information into the App Catalog
- You can also now download Amazon MP3 songs over Sprint’s 3G network
- Contact synergy now includes contacts from LinkedIn and links up better with instant-messaging accounts
- The Bluetooth stack supports more kinds of cars, including Toyota and Lexus
Also noteworthy in Palm’s webOS 1.2 is the missing ability for the Palm Pre to sync directly with Apple’s iTunes software. Palm had been releasing over-the-air software updates to restore this functionality, but it may be done with that now that the USB Implementers Forum said Apple can block Palm from using iTunes in that manner.