The first beta release of the BlackBerry PlayBook Native SDK 2.0 is now available for developers. Along with the release, developers now have access to the OS 2.0 developer beta as an update as well as the BlackBerry Tablet Simulator. New in this release:
- Added Sensors API (magnetometer, gyroscope, and accelerometer support) (device only for now, not available for the simulator at this time)
- Added Payment Service support for subscriptions and in-app purchasing
- IDE improvements in usability, performance, and reliability
- Scoreloop SDK 1.0 Beta 1 is included - try out some social game features for your apps, such as leaderboards
While the beta OS release is "not intended for consumer use", developers most likely want to get in on it. You can find instructions for how to get started with the beta SDK from the BlackBerry Developers Blog.