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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Now Available for Download!

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Now Available!
By Kevin Michaluk on 21 Feb 2012 05:01 am EST
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FINALLY!! After what's been a Long Road to BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0, it's finally here and available for download! If you own a BlackBerry PlayBook, just go to Settings > Software Updates > Check for Updates and you should find PlayBook OS 2.0 available for wireless download. Follow the instructions on screen for the easy installation process. When a new PlayBook OS update becomes available it sometimes takes a little while for it be accessible by all users, so if you check and it's not there just yet, have patience. It will be there soon. We promise.

BlackBerry PlayBoook OS 2.0 is a MAJOR software update to the operating system of Research In Motion's first tablet, and it brings with it a ton of upgrades that owners have been waiting for. In addition to a revamped homescreen experience, native email, calendar and contacts along with social service integration (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) are onboard. Behind the scenes, the introduction of the Android App Player in OS 2.0 will broaden the selection of apps available via BlackBerry App World. And for those who own a BlackBerry Smartphone, combined with an update to the BlackBerry Bridge app you'll unleash some useful and fun functionality, like the ability to use your phone's keyboard to enter text on the PlayBook or use your phone as a remote control for your tablet.

PlayBook OS 2 offers a ton of other feature enhancements as well, and we'll bringing them all to you here on CrackBerry this weeek and beyond. We have a ton of great coverage planned, so you'll want to be visiting often. In the meantime, get that software update going and be sure to jump into CrackBerry's BlackBerry PlayBook forums, the hub for BlackBerry PlayBook owners worldwide!

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Now Available for Download!

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First thing I noticed is that the wifi info is now accurate. :). Now mine shows a/n 65mbps... Going back to bed from NYC, Peace!

New DOCS-To-GO finally has a FIND feature!!!!!!!

Print To Go rocks!!

NATIVE FILE MANAGER for both in PB or your bridged phone!!

The BB Remote feature works awesome!!!

OMG!!! So much to see, so much to do!

GO RIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ian
Bold 9900 & PlayBook 64GB Wifi

Actually the update downloaded extremely quick. Compared to what I've experienced in the past, this was lightning. 15 minutes tops via Desktop Manager. (South Africa)

Revamped video chat app is wonderful. I like the new layout and added functionality. I like its integration with PIM apps.
Also I noticed we have new Lock option in addition to Standby. Standby just put the screen off but does not lock it if you have password set up. Lock option is the one that does that.
Also the big plus from the update is that all Native PIM apps work through Blackberry bridge also. Awesome!!
Big thanks RIM!!

At last, it's here. And Puerto Rico is ready!
And, I am using my 9700 as the keyboard on my PC.
Playbook OS 2.0.0.7971 IS ALIVE! Like a brand new TOY (Sorry, I mean TOOOOOOL)
THANK YOU, NEW RIM!

It's Here!!!! FINALLY!!!! Downloading now!! #TeamBlackBerry

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 32GB - OS 7.1.0.267
BlackBerry PlayBook 64GB - OS 2.0.0.XXXX
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harsh
HURRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYY...FROM INDIA... DOWNLOADING...ITS HERE ...THANK YOU RIM ..FINALLLYYYYYYY....:)

Malta > Download Available already :) just 2minutes after 4am EST here its 11.05am and im already on 120Mb in :D cant wait for it to install and test it out :D

Thank you Crackberry and thank you RIM for keeping your promise for exactly 4am EST. never RIM was this spot on, on time.

BB Back on TRACK :D

woohoo i dont care what people say im glad for 2.0 they have brought us an email experience that i would say is better than anything ive experienced on a BlackBerry smartphone and that is saying something so awesome!

Nw all my excitement is screwed up..... it almost 4 hours i"ve been trying bt dat stupid thing is showing d same error again & agin... it sucks....:( :( :(

STILL STRUGGLING WID THE SAME PROBLEM.... I.E., IT IS SHOWING ERROR. AT TIMES SAYING CONNECTION (INTERNET) ERRORS OR SOMETIMES AFTER 99% IT IS GETTING DISRUPTED. IT IS RELLE TESTING MY PATIENCE NW. AS U CN C I STARTED DOWNLOADING IT RITE AT THE TIME WEN IT WAS LAUNCHED. GOD!!! ITZ RELLE DISAPPOINTING..!! KEVIN OR ANYBODY OUT THERE ANY HELP???

...But I find myself refusing to fall into absolute despair, after all Hope is what one maintains against all evidence to the contrary... ;) :P

This download seems very quick! Looking forward to playing with my PlayBook this morning and seeing what the fuss is all about :)

Its slow but at least its downloading. 7%.......

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Playbook OS2 (soon) and Bold 9900....what a team.

Yeahhhh! Downloading from France.
For all, if you don't have Wifi at this time, simply connect your Playbook to your PC/MAC and you will be able to upgrade it with DM.

So excited to test all of the news features!!!!

sooo excited to hear this news, so excited to see people here are so excited to welcome the OS 2.0. yeah.. BB Tablet OS 2.0 ver 2.0.0.7971, 457 MB, 8% and still going!!

From Melbourne, Australia.

Downloading as we speak in UK, Version 2.0.0.7971 Size 404Mb. Arrived bang on time here and it's currently 10.15am so no stopping up all night! 45% DL so far...OM NOM NOM

Wow I just bitched about this taking forever on another post.
Its downloading on my PB as I type.
I'm eating some humble-pie right now....

Downloading on west coast. 2am here. Slow hotel connection. DL will take about 40 mins. Should be sleeping, but I cannot stop staring at that darn green status bar!

....AND I FOUND MYSELF REFUSING TO FALL INTO ABSOLUTE DESPAIR, AFTER ALL HOPE IS WHAT ONE MAINTAINS AGAINST ALL EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY... ALL THE BEST BLACKBERRY, HOPE THIS IS GOIN TO BRING BACK THE CHARM THAT BB HAD A FEW YEARS BACK.... HOPE BB WILL SHINE AGAIN.... LOVE U BB & ALL THOSE WHO STOOD BY BB AT THE TIME OF CRISIS & SHOWED FAITH IN THEM (IM ONE OF THEM)
ONCE AGAIN, ALL THE BEST BLACKBERRY... :) :)

and I thought I was a head of everyone.. and look someone is rebooting already and Im only at 50% installing! Grrrrr

Why is everyone's update a different size? Does that mean some people, like me, are missing out on some features?

I wonder if the size is based on what previous version we are all on; the more current you are then the fewer updates to make which means a smaller download size.

The OS update does differential patching, so that would be a different size depending on what version you come on. Also, different regions of the world come with a different set of regionalized apps, so that could also explain the differences.

409MB here; download is reasonably quick. Had thought about waiting to see how this went for other but, nah!

downloaded and now installing (UK)
(Writing this using smartphone controlling playbook which is then controlling laptop) this rocks !!

We have 11.30 in Czech, I don't have to sleep and I can wait. I should work but it's impossible. I'm too excited to work :-))

Is there a website I can download it from so I don't have to repeat the download for every playbook?

I woke up, and it's really here!!!!! Downloading now!!! 97%!!!!!

Kinda think it's funny I've been waiting SOOOO long for a 406mb file....lol! CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS TO INSTALL!!!!!!

THANK YOU RIM!!!!

Downloading here in Trinidad ....So excited, especially to use my phone as a keyboard with the new OS...SWEEETTTTT!!! Let the games begin

It's look awesome!!!!
Bridge folder, new icone style and so many thing!!!!
RIMPIRE STRIKES BACK FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!

im downloading mine now .. 300 of 300 meg done .. from perth Australia ....... downloaded now and installed 50%

We should all send a BIG THANK YOU to RIM BlackBerry! They've been working hard for this release.

Totally worth the wait!

Downloading. Hello from Paris, France.
It is 11:40 in the morning.

11:40 AM
Il est 11h40 en France et en Europe.
Hâte de voir ce que ça donnera.

Good night for the american folks !

Thank you RIM !

Asphalt 6 HD for free
Modern Combat 2 HD for free
OS 2.0 for free
Every things almost the same day !

29% installed. My install is taking longer then the download did... I'm just sitting here, staring at my PB waiting... It's almost like that saying..."A watched pot never boils". This is taking forever! i need to find something to do in the meantime! haha

Woohoo! Took about 30 minutes in total from start of download to finally finishing that first bootup. Besides the ui change it feels pretty much smoother. The biggest adjustment is the slightly tighter keyboard and suggested words and how the numbers appear on the top row, like when you are in a text box entering your pwd, now that little thing makes sense to me. So far so good. Now to play more! Enjoy.

10 mins download in Singapore. 10 mins installation. The initial reboot took such a long time.....now done! Let me play with the new OS 2.0 :)

Downloaded OS 2.0, Installed and then rebooted and then told that there is a minor 1MB update, so restarting again. But still I love the look of 2.0

Opinion is a matter of personal preference

Had 80MB downloaded on my Playbook when I started the wife's upgrade. Hers is finished and I still have 120MB to go. :( Not fair. Oh well, hers will be done installing so I can test it there. :)

Upgrading 2 of our 4 tablets. One that had the latest beta download is 512, one that had 1.08 is 410

I don't even know what to do first!!!! It's beautiful! Youversion and overdrive is downloading....enough said!!!

I'm going to give the rest of you the day to try it out and make its not screwed up like the recent desktop manager fiasco before i install it.

Downloading right now. at 30% now. Its a bit slow but hey....everyone is downloading at the same time so what do u expect. Can't wait to see what it has in store for us. Quick question though....with the Android market available will someone be able to install Andriod apps he already has on an android device.

downloading..... South Africa

Yaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

WHAAAAAAAAAT...... i don't think i will be working today

downloading>>>>South Africa

I feel like a 3 year old, left to do as he pleases in a candy store......70% and sweating with excitement......

I feel like it's New Year's Eve! Oh, wait, it's a new decade's dawn XD Stood there defending the castle all along peeps, Glad we made't

Mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
professo mi scriva quattro professo!
sto scaricando!
miiiiiiiiii

First problem .... DocsToGo no longer works !!!!
"An internal error has occurred, please restart the device"

After long waiting for my Playbook 32gb no Arabic support ! I will never ever buy BB again and I will convince everybody I know to switch to Apple

update guys : here what I did
I reset the Playbook and I switch the eula agreement to UAE
and the the OS ask me to download additional files which I think it is arabic support

I will let you know

enjoy

There's no icon for the Android player any more. Just install an Android app from App World and it'll just work. (search for "android").

need some help

im stuck @ work with slow A$$ wifi

i got my PB with me

can i sideload the OS 2.0
or can i install it from the blackberry software on my pc?

Downloading now via BB tether app! Its gonna be extra slow, but I theirs no better way for me to use up 400+ mb's of my phones data. Rimpire FTW!

Just downloaded it! I am at a loss of words about how amazing this is and how ecstatic I am. This spell Check is amazing! Loving the other features as well. My life is now complete! Thank you RIM and thank you Crackberry!

Hi @kbog2829,

Alex from RIM here. I’m loving your enthusiasm for PlayBook 2.0! There really is a lot to like about the update, from built-in email, calendar and contacts to new BlackBerry Bridge functionality that allows you to use your BlackBerry smartphone as a remote control for your PlayBook.

When you get a chance, check out this new post on our Inside BlackBerry Blog that highlights more of the new features of PlayBook 2.0: http://bbry.lv/yqiDz2. Enjoy!

Cheers,

Alex, RIM Social Media Team

Anybody know how to transfer appointments from the smartphone to my playbook (via the bridge), I am thinking I will have to use Blackberyy Desktop

I saw this when I am about to flee office XD. Will flee faster :)).

One small step for Playbook, one Giant Leap for Blackberry 10 and RIM XD

the Arabic language is important to over 1.5 Billion ppl in the world... so probably a quarter not half, which is still a lot of ppl i guess.. dont you think?

Great I got it now my Playbook's screen will only stay on for about 4-5 minutes, then it'll just go black, it won't turn off, it'll just "go black." When I hold the power button it asks if I want to restart, lock, turn off, etc. the only way to get back to my homescreen is to restart! Anyone else having this problem? Never had this with the previous OS.

Just downloaded in the UK really excited!!! Nice one Rim!!! Oh wow just come on after the restart off to play now.....

Its so cool living in the UK had a good nights sleep realizing that the update will not occur until my cousins over the pond were bug eyed and very tired!

So I had a nice late breakfast all the yummies, switched on my laptop to make some money and lo and behold there it was 2.0 full of energy after a great nights sleep I downloaded it all (including the bridge update) rebooted and guess what?

2.0 has already been updated to 2.0.0.7971 go figure!

IT SUCKS... ITZ MORE THAN 2 HOURS BT I CUD NT DOWNLOAD IT STILL... EVERY TIME WHEN IM DOWNLOADING MODULES (TOTAL 69 MODULES AS ITZ BEING SHOWN) INBETWEEN IT GETS SUCKS UP... SHOWING INTERNET CONNECTION ERROR BUT AS SUCH I DONT HAVE ANY CONNECTION PROBLEM ... ITZ SO ANNOYING..... IT HAPPENED THRICE, ONCE AT MODULE 31, THEN AT 42 & DEN AT 55..... IM GIVING IT A LAST TRY..... IM SO DISAPPOINTED NW.... WASTED SO MUCH OF MY PRECIOUS TIME... & I CANT AFFORD TO WASTE NYMORE....

again d same problem... got stuck at 55.... it sucks man... dis is d 4th time im trying..... GOD!!! im relle loosing ma cool nw.... u saying itz due to congestion, rite?? bt my net is pretty fast othrwise... & moreover, why is it gettin stuck at 31 or 55 modules only.... hell!! again it showed d same absurd error... it sucks..... I hate it nw....

Very very cool. Fast, smooth, typing this on my curve in remote mode. No real work will get done today. Just playing with all the new features.

can finally retire my ipad as my daily driver now. Now just waiting for blackberry to add "Zite" and "Flipboard" :)

There's no icon for the Android player. Just install an Android app from App World and it'll just work. (search for "android").

My bbm isnt working on the playbook. i have the lates os and upgraded the bridge too...

IqWaN

BB 9780 white os 6
pin:236154FD

BB Playbook 32gb os 2.0.0.7971

Was out when I saw the available update...
Rushed home like crazy!
Downloading now!

Fingers crossed!

Thanks RIM! I'm hoping this is worth the months I've waited!

You can now stream music from your Blackberry to your Playbook... don't think that worked before... Correct me if i'm wrong.

The Gold version of 2.0 is much better than the beta obviously. Everything seems to be working well. The video store has some decent selection. I hope to see that grow. My only complaint on such a happy day for us PlayBook and BlackBerry owners..... Where is the Android Player?!

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Bold 9930 (Verizon)
64 GB PlayBook
Registered BlackBerry World 2012

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