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Monday
Oct122009

Europe skipping WebOS 1.2.1 and going to 1.3 with the rest of us in November?

 

According to the German site Heise.De that has reviewed the German version of the Palm Pre in detail, they believe their version of the Pre might be getting iTunes Sync again with 1.3 sometime in November. Right now we have iTunes sync with version 1.2.1 so we aren't too concerned with getting it back here in the States just yet. In their post they say that O2 will be skipping 1.2.1 in order to line up WebOS versions with North America sometime in November. No exact date is given and they don't give a reference to their source but this is exciting news none the less. 

The timing of the update actually makes perfect sense. The Pre came out June 06, 2009 with version 1.0.1 and actually had an update available to 1.0.2 on day one. About 45 days later on July 22, 2009 WebOS 1.1 was released offering a number of fixes and new features. Then when Palm finished WebOS 1.2 sometime around September 8th, which was their original expected release date, Sprint had to delay the update for a few weeks to deal with carrier settings on the Pre. The time Span between 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2 is about the same number of days. A November release of 1.3.0 will follow suite with this pattern being about two months after the expected 1.2 release onSeptember 08, 2009. It makes sense to us! This may also be about the time Pixi is launched. In time for the Holidays was Palms official launch date. That is exactly what this is.

The original paragraph and Google translation for you after the break.

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Monday
Sep282009

Update: webOS 1.2.0 now available for Download OTA

The long-waited webOS 1.2.0 update is available for download OTA. For Real this time, no rumors. After the break for more details.

Full Release Note foe 1.2.0 from Palm:

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Tuesday
Sep082009

Sprint Releases Release Note for webOS 1.2.0, says it releases today

 

Sprint has released what looks like the official release note for webOS firmware 1.2.0, the one that was recently leaked early. In addition, according to Sprint, webOS 1.2 is to be released today, but if you check on the Pre -- no firmware update is available, yet. We'll report when the update is available, probably in a few hours if it's not just another error.

See Full Release Note below:

Adds the following updates and enhancements: 

  • Enhanced copy feature added to browser and email (shift key + tap and drag to select text). 
  • Improved global search to catch synonyms. For example, "Movies" brings up YouTube and Videos. 
  • Send/Receive vCards via the contacts application (tap left menu drop down) 
  • LinkedIn enhancements 
  • Filter search in email 
  • Bluetooth for expanded car-kit support 
  • Improved auto-linking of contacts 
  • Save inline images in email 
  • Resume support for podcasts and long songs 
  • Download files in browser 
  • Backup/Restore of web browser bookmarks 
  • Support Amazon MP3 over WAN (not just WiFi) 
  • Photo Albums sync via Media Sync

Addresses the following issues: 

  • Capability has been added to dial phone numbers from a calendar notes field.
  • User interface now displays "updating PRL" correctly when you tap on Update PRL in Phone Preferences. 
  • Device will no longer reboot while attempting to download music when there was not available user memory. 
  • Real-time updates on Yahoo Finance now work properly. 
  • Sprint Navigation is now able to use free form addresses for navigation, including addresses from personal email accounts. 
  • PDF files can now be opened from a browser link. 
  • If the device receives a notification alert (for example an SMS), a clock alarm would not play unless the notification alert was dismissed. 
  • If a calendar event is snoozed then moved to a future time, the event notification will now appear at the proper time. 
  • When editing or creating a calendar event and toggling to another application before saving the event, the event will no longer be duplicated. 
  • On Google calendar, all day events that are changed to timed events on a computer are now properly updated. 
  • If a cancellation is received for an event and the user selects "Remove from Calendar", the event is now removed from the device and desktop. 
  • If large attachments are sent in an e-mail, the e-mail is no longer sent twice. 
  • When setting email sync time to manual the device will no longer automatically sync the email accounts. 
  • Certain properties of tasks that can be set via the computer (but not displayed on the device) will no longer be deleted on the server. 
  • When two contacts were linked (one with a last name and one without) you will now be able to find them in SMS and email. 
  • Syncing issue with personal accounts has been resolved.

[Thanks to Ron for the tip]

Friday
Sep042009

Leaked webOS 1.2.0 reveals upcoming features

go4craig over at the PreCentral forums, was using the webOS Doctor method to restore the Pre back to factory settings and accidentally gotten hold of the next webOS update, 1.2.0 (Palm fixed the link), revealing some interesting stuff. 

First one not a surprise, option to add your credit card information in App Catalog, welcoming the pay apps. Which means 1.2 should land sometime this month.

Text and Image selection in the Browser, for copy and paste. Very nice.

Little tweaks here and there. 

The official update should't be to far away...

[via PreCentral, via Engadget]