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96.5% of BlackBerry PlayBook owners are using the tablet's latest OS build

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96.5% of BlackBerry PlayBook owners are using the tablet's latest OS build
An amazing 96.5% of BlackBerry PlayBook users have the latest OS version installed

An amazing 96.5% of BlackBerry PlayBook users have the latest OS version installed

Statistics from the popular BlackBerry PlayBook game Pixelated reveal that an amazing 96.5% of PlayBook users are running the latest BlackBerry PlayBook OS v2.1. To put that in perspective, only 1.2% of Android users are running Android 4.2% on their device and 47.4% are using Gingerbread. And while there are many more different Android models and variants compared to the BlackBerry PlayBook, 96.5% is still an amazing number.

Since launching the tablet, BlackBerry has sold 1,350,000 units which includes 500,000 units sold in the fourth quarter. The latest major update to the tablet took place in October when BlackBerry PlayBook OS v2.1 was pushed out. The update brought increased Android app support, an update to BlackBerry Bridge and enhancements to Email and PIM.

96.5% adoption is something that BlackBerry PlayBook owners should be applauded for as it means that they are keeping a close eye on what is happening with their tablet. 89% had updated to PlayBook OS V2.1 in the first 24 hours which is incredible. And only 4 out of every 1,000 users of the BlackBerry Tablet are using a BlackBerry PlayBook OS version lower than version 2.0.

source: BerryReview

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posted on 07 Jan 2013, 22:08 2

1. MC1123 (Posts: 1240; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


the reason why android tablet cant be updated to the latest version coa of the stupid UI of manufacturer that do costumization...and some china tablet have zero support so no update after purchase!

while blackberry playbook and even apple iPad, they control it so updates are there!!! just need to be tweak a little!

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 22:33 1

3. mick25 (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


You're an idiot.

Custom UI by manufacturers is the easiest task. Every Android phones have different hardware, so manufacturer have to code everything like the framework, kernel, etc. to work with their hardware, which is no easy task.

On top of that, the statistics for Android is skewed because many are using outdated phones which won't be updated due to hardware limitations. Go look how laggy the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 is with iOS6. Might as well install Windows 8 on a netbook.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 22:47 2

4. Johnnokia (Posts: 515; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Mick,
This is a really a not good way to say (Idiot) to a person in this site..
Whatever he said does not necessitate you to answer him by that inappropriate way.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 09:17

7. shreyas.s666 (Posts: 80; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)


"so manufacturer have to code everything like the framework, kernel, etc"wait what kernal?kernal is not modiffied by manufacturer

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 18:39

11. MC1123 (Posts: 1240; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


windows 8 is said to be optimize to touch and also on low end specs!! look at the new acer iconia w510! its a windows 8 tablet with a processor of a netbook (atom chips)! but still running smoothly!

yeah iPhone 3gs and 4 might be laggy(even though i havent seen or touch those device running iOS 6) but still its a good thing that those device could still run the latest platform! and m pretty sure apple is giving bug fixes to those devices!

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 22:21

2. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1195; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Hence the importance of the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 product line. If you want the latest and greatest Android OS theirs your answer.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 23:26

5. Hammerfest (Posts: 369; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Exactly, and suffer with no external storage and the high probabilty of overage fee's for Cellular/Home Bandwidth consumption when you fill up your tiny 26GB~

Im by no means bashing you, im just trying to point out why what Google/Android is doing is foolish...

We cant all be like the powers that be that live in spendy housing with probably home and work internet / cellular connections paid for... This is exactly what happens when a designer lives ABOVE everyone else... they make stupid mistakes like this...

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 04:18

6. Sailingmaster (Posts: 24; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


I'm not really sure what this article is trying to say. All I really got from it was an implication that either Android users are lazy and don't upgrade their devices' operating systems, or that Android devices don't get operating system upgrades. It seemed to quote the BB article from Berryreview just to take a cheap shot at Android users and devices. Especially since there was no citation for the Android numbers, not to mention if said numbers were from tablet installs, or tablets and phones.

I think that a much better comparison would have been with iPads. RIM, like Apple with it's iPad, is the only manufacturer building the Playbook. I think that would have been a more equitable comparison.

But, that again wasn't really the point of this article. I'm beginning to think it was actually some very clever trolling to get page views. If so, well done.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 11:55 1

8. atbaan (Posts: 14; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


waiting for bb 10 on playbook

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 18:40

12. MC1123 (Posts: 1240; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


so excited for that!! and that blackberry blackforest!! the 10" playbook!!!

hope RIM will get the pricing right!

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 14:22 1

9. downphoenix (Posts: 2315; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


This is good news. It means Im not alone in enjoying and using the Playbook. In fact, the vast majority of PB owners still use their Playbooks. I do go some spans of time (a week-ish) where I might not touch it, just to end up using it for a couple hours straight the next day, LOL.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 11:04

10. atbaan (Posts: 14; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


hopefully it will come by march

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