RIM rolls out BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 update

RIM rolls out BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 updateThe BlackBerry PlayBook wasn’t exactly the resounding success story Canadian manufacturer RIM was hoping for. Quite the opposite, in fact.

However, Research In Motion still has plenty of love for its tablet users, and as such it’s fired out the spanking new BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 update.

The BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 update is detailed over on the official BlackBerry Blog, Inside BlackBerry. Reasons to get excited? Threefold.

Firstly, with enhanced BlackBerry Bridge action, you can now send texts from your BlackBerry PlayBook while connected to your BlackBerry smartphone via Bluetooth.

There’s also – wait for it – portrait support for email, calendar and contacts. Yes, you can now view your email, calendar and contacts in landscape and portrait! I think I need a lie down.

Finally, there’s multi-window support for Android applications for easier multitasking, and – crucially – in-app payments. Heck, it’s all about the in-app payments these days, with additional levels and skins and hints and what have you.

Good stuff. BlackBerry PlayBook users should automatically receive notification of the PlayBook OS 2.1 update. Failing that, just tap Settings > Software Updates > Check for Updates.

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IndianaBlues  Oct. 4, 2012 at 18:08

The Android support update crucially also includes camera support, which means that the Android Skype app may finally be worth installing.

Edit: Looks like there is now an option for full-disk encryption as well :)

judgey  Oct. 5, 2012 at 00:48

with "Android support" does that mean, just install Android apps or is it like it is now via a program?


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