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BlackBerry PlayBook OS updated to v1.0.5.2304

1.0.5.2304
By Bla1ze on 7 Jun 2011 02:16 am EDT
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It's been quite some time since the last BlackBerry PlayBook update and many users have been asking when the next one will roll out. With a lot of rumors and speculation now past us, we can say that today is the day for an update to roll out. You'll find the changes listed below for your viewing pleasure:

  • Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook -- The first Facebook app optimized for tablets now comes preloaded and introduces new features including video uploading, message deletion, Facebook search enhancements and more.
  • In-App Payments Support -- Enables developers to create apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook using the BlackBerry Payment Service, which will allow users to purchase enhancements within apps such as another level in a game or a new edition of a magazine.
  • Additional Language Support -- Updates language support to include: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch and UK English.
  • BlackBerry PlayBook Charging Enhancements -- By simply touching the battery indicator on the BlackBerry PlayBook home screen users can easily adjust the screen brightness or choose to restart, turn off, or put the tablet into standby mode. Other charging improvements include the ability to charge the PlayBook while it is turned off, as well as an on-screen alert to notify users if they accidentally have plugged in an incorrect charger into their BlackBerry PlayBook.
  • Video Chat Connectivity -- Adds support for the TURN (Traversal Using Relay NAT) protocol, which enhances Video Chat connections between users on home, public and enterprise Wi-Fi networks.
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot Detection -- Automatic Wi-Fi hotspot detection in the BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.5 makes it easier to connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot (at a coffee shop or an airport, for example).

For some, the update may not appear to be much but it is in fact laying the groundwork for larger updates that will be rolling out soon. Go ahead, check for updates -- it should be there for most folks now. if you're not seeing it, sit tight it's on the way. Official changelog is available after the break, courtesy of our friends over at Inside BlackBerry or you can head on into the CrackBerry forums and share your findings right now!

Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Update and Preload

In addition being available on the BlackBerry App World™ storefront, the first tablet-optimized Facebook® application will come preloaded within BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.5. The Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook tablet app has been updated to include video uploading, Message deletion, Facebook Search enhancements and more! There’s so much in the Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook tablet update that we gave the app its own post, so click the link and check it out!

In-App Payments Support

The BlackBerry App World storefront now enables BlackBerry PlayBook applications with in-app payment support. Whether it’s buying another level in a game, or a new edition of a magazine, in-app payment support means dynamic possibilities for BlackBerry PlayBook applications and better apps for users. Developers should read this important post, Introducing the BlackBerry Payment Service and BlackBerry Payment Service SDK, to learn more about updating and submitting their apps to include in-app payment support.

BlackBerry PlayBook Charging and Battery Pop-up:

PlayBook Battery
  • The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet can now be charged even when fully powered down.
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.5 now alerts you if you are using an incorrect charger with your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. For example, if you accidentally plug a BlackBerry smartphone charger into the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet you will now receive an alert on the screen to let you know that this charger will not charge your tablet.
  • After touching the battery indicator on the top right corner of the home screen, a pop-up will appear and you can now choose to restart the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, turn it off, or put it into standby mode. You can also adjust the screen brightness from this same pop-up.

Additional Language Support:

With BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.5, we have added support for the following languages: French, Italian, Dutch, German, Spanish, and UK English.

Video Chat Connectivity:

We’ve added support for the TURN (Traversal Using Relay NAT) protocol, which enhances Video Chat connections between users when their call is crossing between a public network and an enterprise network behind a firewall.

Wi-Fi Hotspot Detection:

Automatic Wi-Fi hotspot detection in the BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.5 makes it easier to connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot (at a coffee shop or airport, for example) during the set up process.

Headset Audio Boost:

This new option allows you to add an extra level of volume to help maintain an enjoyable audio experience with your headset in noisier areas, such as airplanes. 

How to upgrade to BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.5

Users who purchase and activate a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet on or after Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 will be automatically updated to v1.0.5 as part of the BlackBerry PlayBook setup process. Existing BlackBerry PlayBook users will be presented with a software update notification on the BlackBerry PlayBook status ribbon, or they can go check for the software update at any time in the Settings Menu under Software Updates.

105 comments

deloreancowboy

Woohee! Been waiting for an update.

SPNKr

sweeet!!!!! i knew it was coming after i saw the bridge app update

TTune

Is there a BlackBerry web page with the original changelog?

123berryaddicted

hhhmm.... strange that RIM didn't give Kevin the heads up like they said they would.... guess BerryReview was right with their inside source and rumor..... either way, we're all happy.... we wont hold it against you Kevin.... :)

Bla1ze

Whos to say they didn't? I certainly knew it was coming hours ago lol. no sense in posting it until it's available though.

123berryaddicted

great job on the update post... you've covered all the changes very thoroughly.... why we all keep coming back to crackberry! must have been a long night - lol

Kevin Michaluk

They did give official word... but unlike the last two times, nstead of 12+ hours of notice on the "official" channels they sent word minuts before it went out (see official word below).  However, we did know know unofficially much earlier that it should be coming tonight (can see the forums for that... and that's why Bla1ze stayed up wake and had a post ready to hit pulblish on the moment it went live)), but at the same time that things could easily change last minute so not to pull the trigger until it was literally being pulled.  There wasn't any sense posting homepage until it was official (that's why we have the best forums... let the speculation go in there for the hardcores who want to rumor on it). 

 

 

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Hello,

BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.5 will soon be available via a free over-the-air update. The easy-to-install software update brings several new features and performance enhancements to the BlackBerry PlayBook.

New BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.5 features:

* Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook -- The first Facebook app optimized for tablets now comes preloaded and introduces new features including video uploading, message deletion, Facebook search enhancements and more
* In-App Payments Support -- Enables developers to create apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook using the BlackBerry Payment Service, which will allow users to purchase enhancements within apps such as another level in a game or a new edition of a magazine
* Additional Language Support -- Updates language support to include: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch and UK English
* BlackBerry PlayBook Charging Enhancements -- By simply touching the battery indicator on the BlackBerry PlayBook home screen, users can easily adjust the screen brightness or choose to restart, turn off, or put the tablet into standby mode. Other charging improvements include the ability to charge the PlayBook while it is turned off, as well as an on-screen alert to notify users if they accidentally have plugged in an incorrect charger into their BlackBerry PlayBook
* Video Chat Connectivity -- Adds support for the TURN (Traversal Using Relay NAT) protocol, which enhances Video Chat connections between users on home, public and enterprise Wi-Fi networks
* Wi-Fi Hotspot Detection -- Automatic Wi-Fi hotspot detection in the BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.5 makes it easier to connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot (at a coffee shop or an airport, for example)

How to update to BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.5:

Users who purchase and activate a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet on or after Monday, June 6, will be automatically updated to v1.0.5 as part of the BlackBerry PlayBook setup process. Existing users will receive a software update notification on the BlackBerry PlayBook status ribbon, or they can check for the software update at any time in the settings menu under Software Updates.

For further details on today's BlackBerry Tablet OS update, please read the article on Inside BlackBerry.

Best regards,

RIM Media Relations

 

123berryaddicted

I'm seeing it now.... I'm glad you guys were on it.... great blog post. Accurate, timely and widespread information on everything BlackBerry is what keeps us coming back and what makes CrackBerry better that the run of the mill rumor sites! Keep up the good work team crackberry.

charliechan

about time too bad there isnt an official change log

BaconMunch

I did find there is auto-capitalization after (periods) .
I'm don't remember if that was always the case. Not autotext or capital I's yet though.

BBbrodyBB

You're right, auto-capitalization wasn't there & now is!

elvin1983

Man, I've been waiting for this! Now if it would auto punctuate on words like "don't" and "I'm" like my Tour does I'd be stoked.

bquinney

I guess mine is a fluke because I've had auto punctuating on my PB for awhile now. Is that in a particular app where you have the problem?

sk8er_tor

Auto punctuation has been there if you're bridged and using bridge BBM, bridge email, etc.
I'm not getting any auto capitalization or any auto-correct outside of Bridge and outside of Documents to Go.

mmcpher

With bridge upgrade, the critical omissions are autotext and spell check.

123berryaddicted

hey.... i wasn't even over the initial excitment of the bridge update - lol... now this.. almost to much for one night.... bug fixes will be nice... and.... i promise I won't hit the update button for at least 2 weeks - lol.... installing @ 14%... can't wait.... cheers

kariakoo

HEADSET AUDIO BOOST yeahhhhhh!!!!!!

aris20

YESSSS finally, i always noticed how low the Audio was while using Headsets

lotuslanderz

Looks like more free memory available! And notifications for App World updates.

tezytan

Mine is 307mb... why is your update larger than mine?

Maiev

Wow... finally it came to light. Been playing a lower version from rim friend and was already rock solid :3

don_poky

good update but no equalizer, no Flash 10.3 :(

Spaceheater

After reading all of the negative comments today, well whatever!!!!

Thanks RIM!!!

deloreancowboy

Looks like wifi is staying connected much better since the update. Hopefully it's not the placebo effect.

ssbtech

There's a massive thread titled "Suggestions to RIM for PlayBook Improvement" in the forums.

I'm pretty sure RIM either hasn't been sent a copy of that thread, or they purposefully overlooked each and every single one of those suggestions.

Wheee!!! New Facebook app! zomg, the pb is so much better!!!1111!

Useless twits.

Godzilla007

FINALLLYYYYY ........ i'm updating now. i hope it solves all the problems i used to have

Dinodeal

THIS IS FANTASTICAL!!! LOL Been waiting for this one, and the FB update is hot.

Siiid

Great to know they didn't forget us, let's see what comes next.

TLS2000

I can't see the update yet.

georg22

Same here (in Germany) :(

JoergAndenmatten

I'm down loading the up date here in Switzerland

mavricxx

That’s all for these updates? I was hoping for more such as:

-Major CODEC compatibility (I’d like to see an app that adds codecs too if possible like K-lite)
-Bridge doesn’t detect media files stored in my phone. It’d be nice if they added the ability to transfer/copy files back and forth as well.
-Bridge doesn’t Copy/Paste in email
-Can’t see/send sms/mms messages
-Needs Swype
-Universal Search like OS6/7
-Turn-by-Turn voice guided GPS (I’d even be willing to pay for an App that can save the maps and updates on the PB as well)
-Blackberry App world needs a back button in the MY WORLD in order to go back to the original page you were last at.
-Spell Checker & add to Dictionary option like my phone.
-File managing for my apps and bookmarks. Be able to rename my bookmarks and arrange them in folders like Windows)
– That “Dot” in Android that easily helps you fix mispelled or change words.
-Native Email, Calendar, BBM App
– USB hosting to connect external devices like printers, Digital cameras and external Hard drives.
-Camera Zoom when using the video camera
Camera needs to shoot pictures quicker- feels sluggish to take pics
-Yahoo Messenger, Skype and OoVoO- what good is the front facing cam if you can’t put it to good use!
-Silverlight

On a different note- Here’s a few accessories/Apps I’d like to see:
-A Dock that has full size USB, HDMI and possibly SDHC in addition to the MicroUSB. That way you can actually have better use for it than the rapid charging one they currently sell.
-a dock that lets you connect multiple devices to the PB via wifi/Bluetooth such as a printer, camera, or hard drive.

z_scorpio_z

not that these were anywhere near the top of my wish list...

the back button is now implemented in app world.

new power options under battery also takes care of people complaining about power button issue and suggesting two finger swipes etc to put pb in standby.

don_poky

Your epectation are v high. Forgot this is RIM, they are turtles. I expected Adobe flash update, android player, native email, calendar...

You want silverlight? That thing is not even installed on my PC/IE

Siiid

Im noticing more Freed up RAM now, used to be around 490MB free, now 590MB free after restart.

Siiid

up to 690MB free now :D

mckillio

Wow, that's a hug improvement. It's too bad we can't use a time machine to see what reviews would have been like with this OS release.

arieh

No update yet for me in the UK. Is this region-restricted?

arieh

Why add European language support and then block it in Europe?

georg22

Good question. Does not make sense. May be a kind of server-issue. I hope it will be fixed soon.

newportironman

first time been able to hold multiple browser tabs AND email on bridge open at same time without a crash and bridge BBM and email seem much cleaner and faster be fun to finally get to use this like it was meant

enzo07i

some apps may not work properly with this update, must expect an updates for affected apps to solve the issue.

grindcorefan

no update yet here in asia... patiently waiting.

The Gift

I wouldn't be surprised if RIM held on releasing this update until Apple's WWDC event was over, almost like a pick-me-upper for those hardcore bb fans who feel hard done by.

yukiyuli

Disappointing. Very far from expectation. Have big doubt if RIM can make the BRIDGE working. It has been 2 months and we still cannot open any file using bridge except document.

speakeasytelecom

I have been trying to download the update for 3 times today here in the UK. Each time it gets to 254mb out of 310mb @ 82% and then pauses for a while and then finishes saying: 'There was a problem downloading the software update. Please try again'

Help! :)

minimoi

same here in Belgium how frustrating

cvdburgh

Same thing seems to be happening here (Netherlands) too...
I've been at 254MB (82%) for 5 minutes now. Pausing and restarting doesn't help...

cvdburgh

finally, it came through, and installed without further problems.

I just fell in love with my PB again; it now speaks Dutch!

georg22

And again the same in Germany... whats wrong outside Canada/USA?

soccercasanova

Hmm I am also getting that 'There was a problem downloading the software update. Please try again"
i am in Texas, USA

igotberryfever

wow. my bridge is so fast both my bbm and browser. i am n love.

grindcorefan

ive been hitting the update button every hour and finally im downloading it right now here in asia.. i hope this will fix my bluetooth it wont turn on i cant use the bridge on my 9700.. every time i tried to turn on the bluetooth my wifi will disconnect as well, i need to restart the pb to make it work again.

elvin1983

Yeah I actually just got my PB back from being replaced because the Bluetooth wouldn't even turn on, and the WiFi wouldn't find any active networks. Hope you don't have to do the same...

bravest1

Thank You RIM for the update, I also noticed better connectivity with desktop manager , dont know if anyone else has had problems backing up their PB and syncing media , but it has been a pain in the butt for me ....still noticing a little problem with syncing media after the update , but now at least i can back up my Playbook ... woo woo

bravest1

and i dont see much improvement with the bridge browser , the browser is still slow and still it takes about 5 trys to connect BBM ... What gives , i wonder since i downloaded from the OTA link instead of app world could be the issue ??? any comments on this ?

Jebus_GT

Still waiting for the DLNA certification to go through?

i would very much like to stream wirelessly to my internet enabled tv

hope its somewhere near the top of your list blackberry...

portal

Great news! I am in South East Asia, and my PB is currently downloading the update. Slow, but the bar is moving :)

mapsonburt

The GPS works!!!!!! My application, which in the past has only sporadically been able to get Geolocation events works great now. Show position accurate to within 8'. It took about 2 minutes to get an initial lock. Finally!

mwbernhardt

Update didn't fix my GPS. Location is still off by over 100km! I've tried Compass, Poynt and Magellan - same problem with all. Sigh.

mapsonburt

Sounds like you aren't getting a full view of the sky from your location. You need to be able to "see" 4 satellites from the GPS constellation at any one time to be able to get a decent fix in three dimensions. Try going outside to where you can see both horizons. Depending upon your latitude (how far North/South you are), you may want to have a clear view to the South/North respectively as well as the GPS satellites are sprinkled more heavily over the equator so you'll have a better chance of seeing a satellite.

crackruckles

Just updated, great to see the updates starting to roll out again. i had a problem updating over the air so i used the desktop manager but other then that its working fine. love the extra memory, Facebook is much better and i must say that new standby button is awesome not to mention the notifications from the app world so over all i say it was well worth the wait especially if it is laying the foundations for the next couple of updates like everybody seems to think.

enzo07i

ported angry birds less lag now,

spotlund

9650 and bridge browser are much better will load more than one page and seems to be relatively close to 3g speed

Hennessy62082

I see the update but it wont let me download it. It gets to 99% then tells me there was an error and I need to restart my PlayBook. I've done this 4 times now...same thing every time. Help!

mlb13

The bridge browser is MUCH better now. Pages actually load in a timely manner and it's not a headache to use.

NerdBoss

AppWorld update notices now in the notification bar woott woot

gdabaez

since the os update my app world does not open. I've rebooted twice and nothing. HELP

bquinney

I was definitely thrilled to see the update notification when doing the ceremonial press of the check for updates button. I immediately jumped out of bed for that one. That and the bridge update......awesome!

axe50

Another little find in this version: noticed that the keyboard layout has changed when in the browser address bar now... there's no longer a need to hit the sym key to get the ? : / keys.

Should make typing in URL's a little easier...

just6mou

It would be a great thing having tha Skype App for BB...

Maybe next day ;)

TMGould

Nice to see european language support now - i think its safe to say that the playbook's hittng UK shores will have this OS out of the box :-D

jgenn3

Love the new feature of hitting the battery icon to put the unit in standby, restart or shut down. Beats hitting and holding the little button on top. Nice...

dcscott

I downloaded the new Bridge last night and it is awesome. But I don't see any compelling reason to even bother with the OS download.

csantoss

Has anyone noticed that there is now a new update posted on the Playbook?

The strange thing is that it is only 3 Mbytes and has the same version number as the one that was released last night...

Any thoughts?

aris20

It has happened to me several times already, and i learned that it happened when i deleted some apps, that came Built in witht os (Ex: Slacker Radio app) If i delete it, then it shows an OS update of 3MB and when i Update it, all it does is re install the Slacker radio app all over again, so i dont even bother deleting it.... (This also happens with MANY other Apps)

soccercasanova

No one has mentioned this...there is a forum post though but... SKYPE !!!! cmon!!!!!!

fortyoneacres

I love the Cap lock feature...

collyj

i`m in love!!
thanks.

ruiner666

At least everyone can stop whining about the power button now.

thpsrulr

Anyone else able to use the bridge & bbm to send a pic taken on the pb to a bbm contact after the update? When I try to bbm a pic the progress bar starts and then then stops and then after this I am unable to launch email, calendar, contacts or anything else from the bridge/bb.

razziberry

Although I wish there were more updates in this version it still gives me hope that rim developers are working hard to implement suggested features in the near future. I am suprised the battery indicator menu was not rolled out with the pb release, because that seems like a no brainer, but I'm glad it's finally here!

calircr

not sure if it has been captured here yet, but with the update it seems you can delete video files on the playbook but not really. i deleted some video files on my playbook an closed the video folder. when i opened it back up my video files were still there.

BBMale

Great Update! Nice optimizations according battery-status and notifications. Best one for me: language selection! Finally got the PB what my colleagues can get next week.

Bridge feels accelerated. Good work so far. But as told before, there are much more things to do. I am looking forward to it.

Alchemist868

after the update time on the top of the screen doesnt match the actual time (clock settings) does anyone has this problem?

rgm#CB

Okay so this is my second update good stuff RIM. I do like the new stuff. Now can I please get spell check and predictive text. Throw in Skype while you at it RIM and some of my favorite apps from Blackberry App world. Don't forget a better file manager, and how about pulling files and pics from my phone over the air to my playbook using bridge or just blue tooth. This is no time to be slow now RIM, Apple is poised to fully take over the smart phone market. Apple has fixed most of the reasons some people stuck with Blackberry, accept for a physical keyboard. If this slow pace of getting new products to market and lack of developers interest continues RIM, then maybe Nokias new CEO maybe correct.......A 3 horse race is around the next corner. Please get moving RIM I do not want to live in an Apple world. P.S MS is bringing a very good tablet option next year also. Get to work RIM!

hemertwv

wifi seems much quicker however typing on crackberry has a serious lag to it
bridge mail is much quicker

insaini

i dont know if it worked before but after this update i can now browse pictures on my torch through bridge!

ofutur

None of the major browser bugs that prevent smooth and fast apps of being released have made it :(

eagle007

Great update...I had none of the problems others here have mentioned.

Update was fast and provided some nice changes. Love the PlayBook!

worse1

bridge browser is definately a whole lot faster! Good job RIM !

kevin.mcca

how do you activate the audioboost?? or is it already activated???

farhanc

Not sure if it's me or if anyone else is having this problem. Whenever i connect BB bridge and open, say, Messages, i just get an error 404 saying there's nothing to display? What the hell is that crap? I only have BBM and the bridge browser working, the rest of the bridge apps give me an error. How do i fix this? Everything was working fine before the update.

qazokmubec

I'm able to update it in Turkey without any problem.

Another question:

How can I prevent my pb to go to sleep while watching Flash-based videos?

Because after sometime, it blanks the screen and go to sleep.

danp2000

It also seems that the battery life is greatly improved with this update. Before, if I forgot to plug my PlayBook in at night when I got up it was DEAD. Last night I forgot to plug it in and this morning there was over 50% battery left.

Cool.

mavsguy842

After updating the Bridge app on my VZW 9650 and installing the new OS on my PB my BBM icon is gone from my PB...what gives?

danp2000

I just tried the Bridge Browser again. Wow, this is finally useable.

Nice update.

alfonsoruizesparza

update already showing (@ Mexico)
but it failed to download twice around 10%, i think cuz im at work and our network is busy with a bunch of computers, hope so!
ill try later at home

spencerdl

A2DP......where is it??????

fkatsumi

I am updated to this version and have it plugged into a USB port on a PC. PB does not warn me that it's not getting enough charge so I'm thinking it's charging. There is a plug icon on the battery now. So far so good. Battery was at 30% when I plugged in but after 10 minutes, now I'm at 27%. WTF is going on? Anyone has an explanation for this?