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BlackBerry PlayBook Native SDK version 2.0 beta now available

By Adam Zeis on 22 Nov 2011 01:39 pm EST
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PlayBook NDK 2.0

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.

More information/download of BlackBerry PlayBook Native SDK 2.0

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BlackBerry PlayBook Native SDK version 2.0 beta now available

36 Comments

Nice! good job RIM!

The link on the register your PIN page isn't working properly yet, I'm curious to see if they have updated the link to deliver a version greater than 2.0.0.3894

Yeah I also just tried it and I get an error:

Oops... Something went wrong while handling your request. You could try again a little later or you could file a bugreport

Was able to get it. The new version is 4869, but I have not installed it yet.

"This version offers support for new languages, Blackberry Bridge updates and Multi-media enhancements..."

2 questions from a noob with a two day old pb..1 can i still side load android apps if i install this update and 2 do i have to uninstall the previous 3894 before i install this?

As much as I would like to see a wider availability of interim releases, I'm at least happy to see RIM is still working on things.

News like this is helpful ammunition whenever someone tries to (re-)start the rumor that the PB is dead.

Nice! Looks like Blackberry Bridge is functioning again!

Anyone else having issues with loading Android apps?

Yeah! haven't tried the blackberry bridge option, looks like its working for many people. My android apps aren't loading up though, which kind of makes this update useless from the previous.

Android apps don't load and i uninstalled and re installed,why o why does it always have to be something! How do i downgrade? anyone?

Same here localbar errors out. and most if not all android apps don't work.
Rim they fix one problem and f*ck up a dozen at the same time.

initializing ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................i just bought my pb Sunday and updated to os2 last night,downloaded my first Android app about 5 hours ago...i wish i would have played them more!!! lol o well thats what i get for jumping on a update. FML

Security swipe fixed my issue with android apps not loading.
Good stuff Rim make a update as difficult as possible.

Dead Space would not load with original 2.0Beta. Anyone know if that is working in this update?

Thanks

So far from limited exploring of the latest update I noticed the following.

1. Dead Space still does not work.
2. Keyboard options panel is blank.
3. Bridge works but I experience the occasional cannot connect to server error.
4. Android apps not working and I'm not in the mood to try a security wipe.

After performing a security wipe the Playbook decided to download and install ~200MB more for the update. I'm guessing that had something to do with the Android player.

My Android apps work even better now under the new build!

when typing a new address in the bar, must select all.... with the previous version, by only touching the address the old address were selected and you can write the new address.....

can't access any android apps..... m… Miss Angry Birds......