webOS 1.2.1 lands, fixes Exchange and iTunes | webOS Nation

webOS 1.2.1 lands, fixes Exchange and iTunes

by Derek Kessler Sat, 03 Oct 2009 7:01 am EDT

webOS 1.2.1

Less than a week after webOS 1.2.0 landed, Palm has started pushing out webOS 1.2.1 to Palm Pre owners nationwide. As rumored, webOS 1.2.1 fixes iTunes sync support, as well as fixing the seriously borked Exchange support that webOS 1.2 brought. The whole update weighs in at 38 MB and is available for download now through the Updates app on your phone. Palm's official (and brief) changelog is posted after the break.

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webOS 1.2.1

Version information

  • Version: webOS 1.2.1
  • Release date: 2 October 2009

New applications

  • NONE

Feature changes to existing applications


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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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 .