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Interim PlayBook OS Update Coming Soon With Fixes


One of RIM’s Project Managers, John, let drop in the Beta Zone that a new PlayBook OS update is coming soon. This is an interm update that includes bug fixes and improvements without any new features. It is intended to fix some issues before the main 2.0 update in February. Mauricio @BBRocks noticed the thread on the beta zone which you can check out here but this summary below:

Howdy folks!

I just wanted to let you know that we’re working on an interim Tablet OS software update to precede the 2.0 release in February. It won’t have any new features (we’re still perfecting those!), but a good percentage of the content came from this community.

Here is a list of some of the included changes (should make some of you happy):

– Daylight Savings Time: updated some time zones
– Updated Bluetooth and Wi-Fi drivers improving co-existence and connectivity
– BlackBerry App World account payments reliability improvements
– Improvements to VPN connection reliability
– Addressed some scenarios where BlackBerry Desktop Software would not restore applications to the PlayBook

You’ll see this update within a few weeks. I know some of you wanted more in the interim, but the focus is going into making things solid for 2.0. For what impact this community did have on this update, I thank you!

I can update this thread when it becomes available.  In the mean time, feel free to share your thoughts!


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  1. He said “within a few weeks,” so expect the update in late January. Not impressed.

    Are there really NO new features ready to be implemented? Faithful PlayBook owners have been waiting for native email since release 7 months ago. Now we get an update with time zones and wi-fi drivers?

    Disappointed to say the least.

  2. Great news!!!

    Thank you for letting us know!!

  3. And developers are still forced to release their apps as Open Source…

  4. I mispoke, the source code is only freely made available, it’s not Open Source.

  5. More of a marketing trick to sell the playbook that just went on sale today for $199! Bought PB last month when it went on sale for $299 following BB announcement on a major software update which never happend!

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