It's a BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Slumber Party! Who's staying up to download as soon as it hits?!

By Kevin Michaluk on 20 Feb 2012 05:06 pm
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Come on RIM, Give us our Software Update Already!

OK CrackBerry Nation. This is it. Or well, it had better be it... or else I'm not sure what's gonna happen (but I guarantee it wouldn't be pretty). Previous leaked word has it that the long-awaited BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 software update is going to drop at 4:01am on February 21st. We've also heard 5am, which we think it will be. And while the timezone hasn't been officially divulged, most indicators are pointing to that being EST. So either way, for those in North America that means staying up late or waking up real early.

A good chunk of the Crack Team is going to have a slumber party and stay up for it. You know we'll be wanting to blog the release the second it hits. We've been waiting for this launch for a lonnng time now so will be following up this week with all sorts of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2 goodness. You'll want to keep it locked to CrackBerry.

In the meantime, drop a note in the comments or on our PlayBook OS 2.0 Slumber Party thread in the forums if you're going to be glued to your PlayBook tapping the Software update button. Oh yeah, and if you've never updated your PlayBook's software before you can learn how here.

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334 comments

MarcusMcLoud

Germany 11:04AM, Update downloading xD

miroozy

DOWNLOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADIN BABYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY !!!!!

Micromind

Italy ... downloading now ..... YEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8BitBatman

It's ALLIIIIIIIVEEEE!!!

smoky1uk

30% already? what are you using direct Fibre to PB??? Jeessussss lol

udtdurst

IT'S HERE!!!!!! 5.00 PM Indonesian time 21st feb 2012

DOWNLOADING OS 2.0 NOW!!!!!

TheWolf1965

50% and Cable connection

cybersolid

FINALLYYY..

11:05 local time it began downloading O.S. 2.0..
HOLLANNDAAAA!

smoky1uk

OMG i am like a child at christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!

92blacksrv

installing ... 12 13 14 15 16 ... lol

udtdurst

I got 397Mb... seriously others are getting 400+ mb?? howcome?

neeravnagar

In India.....downloading 399 MB :)

mypearl1

Downloading 25% of 410MB. Also downloading the two new free games offered. Modern Combat 2 4.5stars 400MB and Asphalt 6 Adrenaline HD. 4.5stars 516MB

springbok

30%! Damn my slow Wi-Fi connection! :P

redrumsilence

Bit pissed off I've gotta wait till 1200/1300 to grab this.
Nothing ever gets done GMT -_-

Grimesy

If you are in UK, you can obtain the update now.

varrus82

DONE!! Restarting the tablet NOW!!! :-D

92blacksrv

still installing only 21 %

miroozy

Egypt...Downloaaaaaaaaaaaadinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn 12%

alfonsoruizesparza

[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ 25%

Grimesy

Downloading now in uk, 5%!

udtdurst

Why there's a lot of different update size for everyone? did u guys notice???

miroozy

Country Regions Rules

92blacksrv

varrus has the i7 processor in his pb

varrus82

I admit in my excitement is thought it had almost finished installing, but only downloading, lol. It's currently at 56% though!

TheWolf1965

Depend on what you had on it. They said there would be different sizes per user.

smoky1uk

I am GMT and i am at 56% commmeeeee onnnnn babbbyyyyyy

varrus82

I take it back... Not restarting quite yet... D'oh! Staying at 98%! Come on come on... Wow I'm excited, lol!

92blacksrv

i updated a 1.8 and its at 68% installing

TheWolf1965

40% and 30% installed so far.

carloshenriques

405mb downloaded size
22% on the install!!!!
2am here, don't think I am going to get back to sleep after this, can't wait to try the predictive word feature. I think they should add an "I'm feeling lucky" button that just completes the whole email and sends!

stlopes

OS 2.0.0.7971, It's finally out, h'm downloading it now already at 50%,

mypearl1

PlayBook restarting :(

bkupris

Downloading in Scotland on 2 PB's :)

springbok

Where's Kevin?! Someone wake him up! LOL! 78% in Vancouver here.

smoky1uk

ooh ooh oohh installing!!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D

alfonsoruizesparza

IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII 50% [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
out of 400 MB
MEXICO

92blacksrv

Update completed... Booted up ... Nice. still loads up slow

varrus82

77%.... In Winnipeg...

92blacksrv

uh oh maybe not... looks bricked - blackberry playbook with bubbles in the background....

varrus82

NOW Restarting... For real this time..! Oh boy oh boy oh boy!! :-D

mnokia

Done and restarted!! First boot takes a while as usual...

92blacksrv

nvm its all good... finally!

udtdurst

28% downloading... Thx to rural area internet connection :'(

stlopes

After 5 mounts waiting time I hope it will be good, RIM is not really taking care of his costumers,

TheWolf1965

Cmon start up already.......lol

stlopes

395MB finished and installing 20% :-)))))))))))))))))))))

udtdurst

Review please, anyone already de-virginize their playbook that just had virgined still 35% downloading here T_T

varrus82

Oh wow... No words... They should have sent a poet..! :-P

algonquinpp

I'm gonna pee my pants I'm so excited lol

TheWolf1965

Wow App world is cool doing an update to Asphalt 6.0 from V1.0 to 3.0

miroozy

50%

any reviews guys ?

TheWolf1965

Excellent work so far, Way to go Rim!!!!!!!!!

udtdurst

is it as good as seen on tv.. i mean youtube :p

what about androids apps player??

bigt305

Emails good. Wheres the android player?

udtdurst

i think you should download it on bb apps world...

bigt305

Don't see it there. Whats its name?

tywilliams

Hi @bigt305,
 
Ty from RIM here.  I wanted to chime in to help clarify how Android runtime works. The Android “player” simply allows ported Android applications to run on the PlayBook, so there’s no need to install or run anything else, as it’s baked right into the OS.
 
This post on our Inside BlackBerry Help Blog has all the info you need on updating to PlayBook 2.0: http://bbry.lv/xwLbCj. Thanks for waking up early to check it out!
 
Cheers,
 
Ty, RIM Social Media Team

smoky1uk

hmmm where is the android player :S and oooooooh shiney!!!!

mypearl1

Good news. Google maps works now!

miroozy

someone installed it and told me it has andorid player..does it ?

riigiz

just started 9% Kenya

Kevin Michaluk

This post and all the comments was pure #WIN

HartfordWhalers

30% in Hartford. Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nascar Dog

OS 2.0 is a nice upgrade but it still takes 3 minutes to cold boot.
Why so long BlackBerry???

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