BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 being prepared
Earlier this week we heard that an LTE equipped BlackBerry PlayBook would be released at the end of the month. We now have word that RIM are preparing an OS update for the tablet in the form of 2.1. The update brings several new features and generally improves the performance of the BlackBerry PlayBook.
Previously when setting the PlayBook up, setting up a WiFi connection was mandatory, as was installing any software updates available. This is no longer the case and you can skip these steps when setting up a PlayBook. Any future updates will also be able to be downloaded over a cellular network on the 4G models. You will also be able to video chat over 4G.
Other features include Android apps being run in individual windows, instead of all in the Android Player Window and in app payments. For those in Canada, the Video Store is now available there.
At the moment there isn’t any information regarding the release date of the 2.1 BlackBerry PlayBook but, we can’t imagine RIM waiting too long after the 4G model is released and there is a small chance that 2.1 may be installed on the 4G model upon launch which could make use of skipping updates and setting up a Wi-fi connection when setting up a BlackBerry PlayBook.