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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

36 comments

SurrealCivic

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

TheWait_IsOver

All Bridged Apps WORKING with UpDate: PlayBook OS2.0.0.4869

savycoop

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

derekjdech

Does bridge work with this beta?

pmuniz

yes, there is no issue with bridge....

SurrealCivic

Most likely not if its 3894

hodula1

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..."

BB_Bmore

ummm does this mean angry birds can and will be converted? lol

sk8er_tor

PlayBook has a magnetometer?

BB_Bmore

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?

BarracudaBob

Looks like I'm not the only one who figured there was an OS update with this. At 460MB it should have a lot in it.

Thunderbuck

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.

rnicholls8

Confirmed Blackberry Bridge now works. Using Blackberry curve 8530 with bridge 1.0.7.4

TheWait_IsOver

yes! confirmed as well. Torch 9850 running all bridged apps with PB OS2.0.0.4869
yes!!!

sashas

Nice! Looks like Blackberry Bridge is functioning again!

Anyone else having issues with loading Android apps?

shiekoselim

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.

DaveTheA

Somebody please punch me....I'm starting to feel optimistic again!

BB_Bmore

my bridge works great but my android apps are not loading :( i guess i try an re install them.

shiekoselim

Android aps aren't loading up, even after reboot....Watch out if you're updating!!!!

BB_Bmore

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?

cbcastle

Same for me, reinstalled android apps and then rebooted... nothing is loading....

balding1

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.

BB_Bmore

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

chrism_scotland

Take a read of the thread in the forum, it seems a security wipe will fix this and give you Android Apps access again

balding1

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

BB_Bmore

I think that only applys to the first 2.0 beta.

balding1

fixes the problem @ 2.0.0.4869 also for loading the android apps.

oneilka

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

Thanks

1DM1

Anyone else having a problem with the facebook app not loging in?

dalles

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.

FIVEFIFTYWHAT

(2)keyboard option blank
*also on keyboard, Return key is now an Arrow

sashas

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!

bbfan1040

Me too. Seems faster too.

pmuniz

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......