Palm has released an update for its webOS mobile operating system. The widely expected version 1.2 which had been leaked earlier this month comes with quite a few updates. Among these are the following:
- The App Catalog application will now let you store credit card information in preparation for the debut of paid apps. Support to reinstall purchased applications has also been added. Purchased applications will also require that you accept an end-user license agreement.
- AmazonMP3 songs can now be purchased over a phone network connection.
- There are some improvements to Bluetooth including improved support for car kits.
- The Calendar, Clock, Contacts, Email, Media Sync, Memos, Messaging, Music, Phone, Photos, Tasks, and web browser applications have all been enhanced.
- Sprint Navigation now pulls Google contacts from the phone, as well as Exchange and Palm profile contacts.
- A number of system and security improvements are also included.
Sprint should begin to push the update out to users shortly. You can also check to see if it is available manually by using the Updates utility.
Update: The webOS 1.2 update is also available north of the border for Bell customers. Interestingly, the update log for the Bell version does not make mention of the App Store improvements. I hope that this is an omission and not a sign that paid apps are not coming to Canada.