Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Palm updates Pre WebOS to Version 1.2

As most of you know, I have a Palm Pre and have been enjoying using the Sprint competitor to the iPhone. For the second day in a row, I'll make a post concerning the Pre.

Yesterday Palm released version 1.2 of their WebOS. I'm glad to see Palm in continuing to push out new improvements. For those of you with a Pre, you can get this by going to "Updates" in the launcher or it will most likely download automatically over the network in the next few days. Here are the ins & outs of the new update from Palm:

For starters, we’ve beefed up Palm Synergy to include LinkedIn contact syncing. Info from LinkedIn profiles (like job titles) will now appear in your Palm Pre contacts. The new update also facilitates links across more different flavors of IM contacts. Business-oriented webOS 1.2 customers will also appreciate support for heterogeneous EAS policies (for workplaces with a mix of end-users in which some accounts support EAS policies and others don’t).

And we heard your feedback on a number of topics loud and clear:
  • We know you love email -- and you’ll really love the ability to filter the emails in the current folder just by typing a search term.
  • You asked for the ability to download files in the browser -- and now you’ve got it.
  • Music fans will be glad to hear that the Amazon MP3 Store can now download songs from either WiFi or WAN.
  • You can now tap a phone number in a calendar note to dial it (so you can get to the joy of music-on-hold for your conference calls even faster!).
  • Pause a podcast and, by default, you’ll pick up where you left off when you unpause.
  • Web pages and emails are now cut-and-paste-able.
You can expect an automatic over-the-air update to webOS 1.2 over the next few days, and you can find more info on the update in the release notes on the Palm website. Oh -- and if you’d like to leave us feedback or feature requests for our next update, we’re all ears: Post your comments at www.palm.com/feedback.

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