Palm webOS 1.2 available now

Palm Pre owners should go update their phone, as webOS 1.2 is now available for download. This comes on the heels of a slew of leaks and, of course, an Tunes update that broke the Pre's ability to sync with Apple's software.

Palm Pre owners should go update their phone, as webOS 1.2 is now available for download. This comes on the heels of a slew of leaks and, of course, an iTunes update that broke the Pre's ability to sync with Apple's software. The bad news is: webOS 1.2 does not fire a volley back in the neverending tit-and-tat between Palm and Apple regarding iTunes syncing. If you have iTunes 9.01, upgrading to webOS 1.2 will not let you sync with your Pre.

The good news is: webOS 1.2 is full of lots of other goodies. You can buy Amazon MP3 songs over a phone network (not just Wi-Fi), the groundwork for e-commerce in now there, and browser bookmarks are not backed up with your profile. There are dozens of tweaks and changes; virtually every included app and service has seen some improvement. For the full list, check out Palm's release notes.

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