Hands on with the new Android Player in PlayBook OS 2.1
Apps now run in their own window!
One of the cool things from PlayBook OS 2.0 was that it brought about the ability to run Android apps on the BlackBerry PlayBook. However, it got quite annoying if you needed to run a few Android ported apps at the same time as they would all run in the same window, making it hard for you to jump between them. With BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 dropping yesterday, the update now allows for Android apps to run in their own window, making it a lot easier to go between them if you needed to.
Now that the apps open in a new their own window, you will no longer see all the previously opened ones along the bottom bar. You can still swipe left or right from the center of the bottom bezel to go back with the Android apps.
If you haven't already, get your PlayBook update to v2.1 now. Don't forget, BlackBerry Bridge was also updated bringing about a few cool features too.
Check out the video above for a quick demo of the Android apps running in their own window.