webOS 1.2 now available, brings support for app purchases
byNilay Patel||September 28th 2009 at 4:03pmSeptember 28th 2009 4:03 pm
The tips are flooding in -- webOS 1.2.0 has just been released, and downloads are starting all over. Obviously the big new features is support for app purchases in the Catalog, but we've heard there are a ton of little fixes and improvements in addition -- we're checking it out now, let us know how it goes for you in comments!
Here are some major changes listed by Palm:
Search is now available in the email app, allowing you to find by subject, from, to, or CC fields (no message search yet).
The web browser now supports cut, copy, and paste within a webpage (text only).
Music purchases via Amazon can now be done over EV-DO. It's not clear if they mean that you can download the tracks, or just queue them (that would be lame, however). Anyone test this yet?
A new gesture has been added which allows you to swipe down from the top of the screen to open the application or connection menu -- which should be a huge help to everyone missing those small targets!
You can now download files from within the browser, and Palm has created an easy method to open a link in a new card.
Update:We haven't tested it yet, but the Media Sync section of the release notes doesn't make any mention of restoring iTunes compatibility -- looks like Palm's not going to poke at the USB-IF any more than it has to. Update 2: Tested. Don't expect to sync with iTunes, everyone -- it ain't happening.