Yes, yes all of us were waiting for this moment for quite a long time and this time RIM has released BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1. This is an official Operating System update to version 2.1. At present this official OS can be downloaded and later updated for Wi-Fi-only BlackBerry PlayBook. This new BlackBerry Playbook Operating System will present a range of new capabilities in terms of effectiveness and efficiency, with some new security features for consumers, enterprises and developers for enhancing their protection with over all credibility and usability.
New Features of PlayBook OS 2.1:-
- Lock your important data on Playbook: – with new enterprise-grade encryption which can be extended to protect all your vital data on the device
- Text via SMS:- With BlackBerry Bridge 2.1, user have the capability to send a text from PlayBook via Smartphone
- Portrait mode :- use various apps like Contacts, Messages and Calendar
- Print To Go:- Ability to Print from PC to PlayBook this application even if both the devices are linked to dissimilar networks.
In addition, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 is here now with all new features that make things easier for the operations of the BlackBerry Tablets in the enterprise with BlackBerry Mobile Fusion. (This feature consist of over-the-air employment to the BlackBerry Mobile Fusion server which hold up for ActiveSync certificate-based verification, & supplementary IT Policy reins). For every BlackBerry Playbook users and developers this new Operating system will have the In–App Payment system which now widens its reach to Android applications.
Learn how to update BlackBerry Playbook OS :-
The OS update is available free of cost and can be downloaded through Wi-Fi or over-the-air. All the users will by their own get a notification pop up about the OS update available for their BlackBerry PlayBook, Alternatively users can click on the gear icon which will be positioned at top right corner and confirm for the new OS version under “Software Updates” option.
Exactly 2 months ago there was another OS update available for BlackBerry Playbook OS 18.104.22.1688 which was taken back from RIM after many complaints about the WiFi not working properly after updating OS, and we hope this time there is no such problems. After updating to new OS 2.1 there were few improvements noticed by me
Improvements in BlackBerry Playbook 2.1
- Quicker Browser
- Enhanced Wifi Connections
- Better OS loading time/Reboot time
- Keyboard permanence
Since I am still looking for major improvement will keep you updated about the same. Meanwhile we will be looking forward to hear from your side. Please feel free to drop in your comments in the box below and share your user experience us all our readers.