Palm upgrades webOS to 1.1.0, brings back the iTunes sync and adds NFL football to the Pre

Palm upgrades webOS to 1.1.0, brings back the iTunes sync and adds NFL football to the Pre
Hut one, Hut two...Hike! NFL action has been added to the Palm Pre thanks to the new version of webOS that is now available to upgrade the device. webOS build 1.1.0 has been released and it includes NFL Mobile Live. As we've already reported, this app means that certain games will be available to watch live on the Pre, audio from any regular season game can be heard on the handset, and a special "Red Zone Alert" will let you know when a team is about to score.

Perhaps the best news for Pre owners is that the upgraded firmware brings back the iTunes sync with the latest version (8.2.1) of the latter. Other changes include a photo app that opens faster when launched from the camera, enhanced time zone support in the clock setting, and emoticons that can be used when texting, sending IM and multimedia. When you delete an IM account, you will be prompted and asked if you are sure about the deletion. These are just the tip of the webOS 1.1.0 iceberg. For a complete list of changes, check out the source link. Well, Cupertino, the ball is back in your court.

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13 Comments

1. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I think it so wrong what Palm is doing. Obviously Apple doesn't want them to hack into their iTunes. Palm should be able to respect that. And hopefully Apple continues updating iTunes because if they let Palm to continue with thos, you can expect more products try and do the same thing. But anyways there's no point in palm continuing to try to hack into iTunes. I don't think people will like to have the ability to sync for a few weeks and then have that feature unavailabe for a few more weeks until another update is ready to override it. Can't Apple just sue and get it over with?

2. alux0417

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 07, 2009

Of course, with good grounds Apple can sue. If you're Palm, what would you do? You have no choice but to always deliver what you've promised to your customers--and one of which is being able to sync with iTunes. Else you'd suffer the same fate as those other iPhone wannabes. I beg to defer this statement: "I don't think people will like to have the ability to sync for a few weeks and then have that feature unavailabe for a few more weeks until another update is ready to override it." If you're a Pre user and keen about this issue, you will turn off automatic iTunes updates and hold off updating until Pre releases a firmware that syncs with it. Yes, it's an annoyance for some, but having a Pre means having to live with it. (It came with the manual, didn't it?)

13. theman10

Posts: 93; Member since: May 16, 2009

You are retarded!!! Of course they can sue? That is so dumb. Music is open access when it is paid for. You honestly think that you are smarter than At&t's lawyers, they don't sue, because they don't have a law suit. Anyway, just thought I'd tell you that you sounded dumb. And FYI the Palm Pre is the BEST phone ever built.

3. der614

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 24, 2009

Didn't Palm try to compaire the Pre to the IPhone or whatever? if they was so sure of themselves that it was "better" then why in the world do they keep holding on to Itunes like its the Pre's mother and its scared to be out on its own. Apple will either Put out another update and block the Pre out again or sue. Apple is far from needing the help of the Pre for people to download itunes or whatever because people either have an apple product or they use itunes already to manage they music now.

4. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

you guys need to unwind your panties..Does it directly affect you ? LAME

8. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

You need to unwind your panties. Does our conversation directly affect you? LAME

5. idiotwind13

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 29, 2008

I can see why somebody with an Ipod would want to sync with Itunes, otherwise I don't really see what all the fuss is about. Itunes is a godawful music managing software in my opinion, not one of Apple's best software products.

9. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

A lot of other people without iPods use iTunes. They are the number 1 music vendors, just ahead of Walmart. I use to use another product but I had too many problems.

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

just gives people another reason to bitch. is it really that important that it syncs with itunes? hell no. but its pretty smart on palms part. it kind of makes apple look like the bad guy by forcing out products it doesnt want touching itunes and forcing u to buy apple products. of course, most Ibots wont see that, but hey.

7. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

-There's no winner here...I think Palm should come with their own Media software and they already advertised Pre + iTune sync so they're trying to keep their promise. On the other hand i understand Apple is trying to keep iTunes to their customer only but many Mp3/phones out there syncs with iTune and they know that. Why act up Apple?...unless of course you're REALLY worried about that Pr

10. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I don't really think Apple is worried about the Pre. I think it's just that Palm brags about how the pre is revolutionary and so much better than the iPhone but then they turn around and use a product Apple has been working on for years upon years. If this was just some random low technologhy Razr or something that syncs with iTunes, Apple probably wouldn't care. But not only are the iPhone and the Pre head to head rivals, but Palm announces syncing capabilities to the world as if iTunes was theirs. If you do it low key, that's also another thing. But you don't announce to the public that the Pre has hidden capabilities and then demonstrate how to do it a few days later. I think that's really shady.

12. Rhetoric

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

There is always a serious amount of butthurt whenever an apple product is discussedon these boards. That said, the two most obvious reasons for having itunes sync are that frankly, while itunes may be one of the worst music managing/playing applications on windows it's the most prevalent. The second reason is more subversive, it's easier to steal an iphone user from at&t if they don't have the worry that all their music will be rendered unusable. On another note, i am very glad palm is doing this, if anything it brings apples' extremely selfish closed software standards to light. The best we can hope for in this is a negative public outcry and apple eventually caving and allowing some sort of LGPL backdoor software support to itunes, nothing makes software better than letting the general public modify the end user experience.

11. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Palm needs the hack to keep the advertised sync up, Apple is being thier usual selves by restricting it to only Apple products. I think the latter break just like they did with DRM, funny how outside devices syncing didn't become a problem til the Pre came around

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