Palm Pre WebOS 1.2.1 Update Adds iTunes Syncing AGAIN
Article by George Norman
On 05 Oct 2009
The story of the Palm Pre seamlessly syncing with iTunes goes on with the release of WebOS 1.2.1 (see here, here, here and here). Palm updated the operating system for the Palm Pre to version 1.2 just a few days ago and amidst all the new features and improvements it brought to the table, there was one noticeable absence – the ability to sync the Palm Pre with iTunes 9.0.1 . With the release of WebOS 1.2.1 this problem has been addressed.

Communications and Marketing Director with Palm, Jon Zilber, comments: “If you use certain configurations of Exchange 2007, you may have experienced some problems syncing your EAS email with your Palm Pre after updating to webOS 1.2. That issue has been fixed with the release of webOS 1.2.1. This release also re-enables the ability of Palm media sync to work with the current version of iTunes.”

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The update, which will be pushed over-the-air (OTA), also fixes these issues:
- Media sync works with photo albums and keeps the album structure in the Photos app.
- Media sync lets the user synchronize photos, no original full-resolution photo required. This way high-quality full-screen images are displayed faster; on top of that , users can store more photos on the device than before.
- If the user tried to play streaming music or video, the stream sometimes dropped put or had a long delay at startup. This problem has been fixed.
- Security-wise, WebOS 1.2.1 fixes an issue encountered by WebKit developers, not by the end user.

Asa little reminder, the WebOS 1.2 update came with these highlights:
- Palm Synergy comes with LinkedIn contact syncing. This means you will get info from LinkedIn profiles in your Palm Pre contacts.
- Support for heterogeneous EAS policies.
- You can now filter your emails by tapping a search term.
- Downloading files in the browser is now possible.
- The Amazon MP3 Store can download songs from WiFi and/or WAN.
- Tap a phone number in a calendar note and the Palm Pre will dial that number.
- By default, podcast playback will resume from where you paused.
- You can cut and paste web pages and emails.
- You can enter credit card info from the application menu in App Catalog, just select Preferences and Accounts. This info is not sorted on the phone but with the Palm Profile.
- Download again for free option allows you to reinstall a purchased app.
- New Share button lets you send a link to the app page in an email or text message.
- Web browser bookmarks are backed up to your Palm profile.
- You are asked if you would like to transfer the call to the Bluetooth car kit (previously this was done automatically).
- If a computer’s Bluetooth device name field is blank, you can still make a Bluetooth connection.
- Tap Snooze on a calendar event notification and it will not reappear after the event end time.
- The alarm volume matches the ringtone volume (previously it matched the system sounds volume).



Tags: Palm Pre, WebOS 1.2.1, Update, Apple, iTunes, Sync
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