Palm updates Mojo SDK, webOS

Palm released Build 12 of its Mojo SDK 1.1, available for download here. "This version is primarily aimed at fixing the installer issues that have been reported on Windows and Macintosh," writes Palm Developer Community Manager Chuq Von Rospach on the Palm Developer Network Blog.  "The ‘rollback' issue and the problems some people had with the installer on XP with DLLs being replaced improperly leading to BSOD problems are fixed, as is a problem installing on a Mac when the emulator wasn't properly uninstalled first... There are no changes to the Linux SDK, and no functionality changes to the SDK itself."

Concurrent with the release of the revamped SDK, Palm also unveiled its webOS 1.1 update, promising a series of new features to make its fledgling Pre smartphone more enterprise-friendly via enhanced support for Exchange ActiveSync, including the additions of remote wipe, PIN/password requirements, inactivity timeout and improved certificate handling. However, there are a handful of general consumer tweaks as well, including emoticons in new text, multimedia and instant messages, accelerated launch of the Photos application and enhanced support for time zones in Clock. webOS 1.1 also introduces Sprint's popular NFL Mobile Live application, as previously indicated by the operator's own support webpage.  

The webOS 1.1 update also extends Palm's ongoing cat-and-mouse game with Apple: After the new iTunes 8.2.1 software update made good on Apple's threat to terminate multimedia syncing functionality for non-Apple media players, effectively blocking Palm Pre owners from syncing their devices to the digital media platform, webOS 1.1 update re-enables media sync. "That's right--you once again can have seamless access to your music, photos and videos from the current version of iTunes (8.2.1)," writes Palm VP of business products John Traynor on The Official Palm Blog.

For more on the Palm webOS 1.1 update:
- read this Official Palm Blog entry

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