It's here! PlayBook's official OS 2.1 has finally arrived this morning, and we couldn't be happier! We told you a few days ago that OS 2.1 would be launching on Oct 1
, but it turns out the update was pushed a couple days back to today. Make sure you check for the update by going to the "Software Updates" option in the settings.
What's new in this version?
Updated BlackBerry Bridge: Now you can view, respond and compose new SMS messages on their BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet when connected to a BlackBerry smartphone over Bluetooth. You’ll also enjoy increased performance and speed of other BlackBerry Bridge functions as well. So you can do more, more efficiently. Text away, my friends.
Email and PIM Enhancements: You’ve asked for it and we’ve delivered portrait support for email, calendar and contacts, giving you the option to use your tablet in either orientation to message. This will definitely come in handy for those of you who enjoy thumb typing in portrait mode like I do.
Improved Android Application Support: Includes Multi-Window Applications, Camera Support and In-App Payments. We all love a richer app experience, and with the improvements to the Android runtime, that’s just what you’ll get. Running the applications in separate windows allows you to multi-task between Android apps easier, and in-app payments will make it easier for you to enhance your app content. Game on!
So get updated and let us know what you think of PlayBook OS v18.104.22.1682 in the comments below!
Or, you can also discuss any findings/fixes with us in PlayBook OS 22.214.171.1242 thread
in the forums.