PlayBook OS 188.8.131.522 Now Available
So it looks like all the hype about the 2.1 OS where true as I woke up this morning to see that the OS Download is now available its 339MB
Gunna download it and see what's new
Post your finding if you find anything new. (My Device is the WiFi 32GB Model)
I Will Make a List of all the changes/improvements that people post in this thread.
1. New E-Mail Sound
Last edited by Zeldafan1993; 10-03-2012 at 10:18 AM.
Hi zeldafan, yep, we got the news posted in our blog. I'll link article back to this thread for discussion. Thanks for posting!
I'm going to play with it for a bit and post back later what I find.
Im sorry I didn't see the blog post, but yeah this thread would be good for people to discuss on
And yeah I'm eager to see if there is any new features too
Here is the official press email from RIM for the update...
Today RIM released BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1. This update, which is available for the Wi-Fi-only BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, offers a range of new capabilities and security features for consumers, enterprises and developers.
With PlayBook OS 2.1, customers will now have the ability to:
• Secure all data on the tablet; the enterprise-grade encryption can now be extended to secure personal data stored on the device
• Text via SMS using the new version of BlackBerry Bridge (version 2.1) customers can send a text from their PlayBook through their BlackBerry smartphone; the new version of Bridge is available on BlackBerry App World
• Use the Messages, Contacts and Calendar apps in Portrait mode;
• “Print” documents from a PC to a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet using the Print To Go app even if the PC and tablet are connected to different networks;
Additionally, PlayBook OS 2.1 offers new features that simplify the deployment of the tablets in the enterprise with BlackBerry Mobile Fusion. These include over-the-air enrollment to the BlackBerry Mobile Fusion server, support for ActiveSync certificate-based authentication, and additional IT Policy controls.
For developers (and consumers), the In–App Payment system now extends to Android applications.
The update is now available as a free over-the-air download. Customers will automatically get a notification of the update on their PlayBook, or they can tap the gear icon (in top right corner) and check for the new version under “Software Updates”.
In the UK and the update is only 329MB. Looks like once again the UK is getting screwed over with the update contents
Hmm interesting I wonder what the 10MB difference is??
Originally Posted by Tim Hull
Mine is currently at 120 out of 339 mb downloaded (downloading it OTA)
Last edited by Zeldafan1993; 10-03-2012 at 09:02 AM.
i always change my location to US before downloading an update and seem to get the 339mb this time. i never know what we miss out on though. I had to downgrade from BB10 to get it which was a pain
1 Minor change I noticed was the sounds for new email is different I like the new sound better tho TBH