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BlackBerry PlayBook OS v1.0.7.2942 Now Available – Allows Differential Updates


As we suspected RIM has rolled out a new OS for the BlackBerry PlayBook today. This update to v1.0.7.2942 is not going to be really noticeable other than faster pairing and bridge use. On the other hand it adds a key feature under the hood. RIM can now perform differential updates to allow them to update only parts of the OS instead of the whole thing. That way we have smaller downloads and faster updates.

The main noticeable features are:

  • Improved Wi-Fi® connectivity to WEP networks
  • Faster pairing between a BlackBerry smartphone and BlackBerry PlayBook tablet via the BlackBerry® Bridge™ app, and faster attachment opening via BlackBerry Bridge.

Otherwise everything else is mostly bug fixes. RIM clearly states that this update lays the groundwork for future updates by saying “differential updates feature will also come in handy as we prepare for more feature-packed BlackBerry Tablet OS updates later this year. =D”

We get the hint… 🙂

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  1. well there we go… downloading now…

  2. i heart updates. cant wait for the big one though : )

  3. This sounds like in the end it could really help. I was looking for something more but hopefully this will hold me over until the big one comes out.

  4. Flash and AIR have both been updated as well.

  5. Already updating 🙂

  6. another sad update still no native email nearly 5 months down the line

  7. Wow…. crazy how much faster they are making the bridge from when it first came out.

    Its amazing…. I have no need to tether now….

    this update makes it even better

  8. And meanwhile in Brasil… We still can’t buy PlayBooks unlss they have been smuggled into the country, which means no support nor insurances. 🙁

  9. uh oh… wifi won’t connect after update….

  10. App World now has 4 options at the top instead of 3.

    • Oh and they added search in app world. Yay on that. I was thinking that they really needed that search feature as I was hunting around for a specific app the other day.

      I’m finding the touch a little finicky at the moment. Have to do harder taps to get a response. Might simply need to clean screen…

  11. great now poynt works with out wifi

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