WebOS 1.2.1 Fixes Palm Pre iTunes Syncing, MS Exchange

When webOS 1.2 didn't re-fix the syncing compatibility that iTunes 9 re-broke, it almost looked like this bizarre little Apple/Palm standoff had finally just, you know, puttered out. Well, nope, for some reason! Cue webOS 1.2.1.

Palm's possibly heroic iTunes-molesting theatrics aside, the fix most people were actually waiting for involved a Microsoft Exchange error introduced this week by 1.2, which broke Exchange 2007 EAS syncing for quite a few people, and it's the main component of 1.2.1, which should be making its way to handsets over the weekend. Here's the full changelog:

Email

* Resolved an issue where after installing the 1.2.0 webOS update some customers running Exchange 2007 could no longer synchronise with their Exchange account for Email, Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks.

System

* Resolves an issue preventing media sync from working with latest version of iTunes (9.0.1). * Media sync now synchronizes photo albums, maintaining the album structure in the Photos app. * Media sync now allows for synchronizing photos without requiring the full-resolution originals. This provides faster display of high-quality full-screen images and enables users to store more photos on the phone.

Web

* Resolved an issue where if a user tried to play streaming music or video, the media stream might drop out or have a long delay before starting.

Security

This release implements several security fixes, including the following:

* Addresses a security issue encountered by webkit developers. This issue did not impact end users.

Individuals interested in contacting Palm to report suspected security issues can find more information at palm.com/security .

[Palm]