PlayBook OS update

According to a leaked internal doc the BlackBerry PlayBook may finally be getting the OS 2.1 update tomorrow. We've been holding out for way too long, and now that we're all pumped up from BlackBerry Jam Americas last week, what better time to drop a new OS. The update looks to include:

  • Allows PIM (Messages, Calendar, Contacts) to be viewed in portrait orientation
  • PIM - Deep Folder Hierarchy. Previously, if a customer had multiple nested folders within email
  • Allows for WiFi to be used for Bridge between 2 devices if they're on the same WiFi network
  • BlackBerry Bridge will now support viewing SMS messages on the PlayBook
  • Print to Go will now work across different networks
  • Android apps will now be run in separate windows instead of one window for every Android app
  • Android apps will now have the ability to use the PlayBook camera
  • A customer will now be able to make in-app payments within Android apps 

We'll be sure to let you know when it's available, but in the meantime make sure your PlayBook is charged up and ready to go! While the documentation doesn't say what version it will be, last we checked it was sitting at v2.1.0.1032 internally.

Source: MobileSyrup