February 17th is again believed to bring forth the arrival of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 126.96.36.19973
Well, we’ve heard various dates in February for the update’s release, though, the date of February 17th seems to keep on coming up more than anything else. Back at CES, we were fortunate enough to get a sneak peek at the upcoming software, but the PlayBook that we saw running the new software had versions 2.0.07116. However, it was reported that RIM was already testing newer versions back at the labs behind closed doors. Therefore, it’s very likely we’ll be seeing a different version when it is launched.
Interestingly enough, the latest rumor suggests that OS 188.8.131.5273 will be in fact the actual version that makes it to consumers when the update rolls out – again, it’s that February 17th date attached to it. Who knows what else RIM might have in store with it besides what we’ve previewed back as CES, but we’re certain that PlayBook owners are starving for it right now.
In any event, now that we’re at the near end of January, it’s only a matter of time before an official date is made known regarding the new software.
4. downphoenix (Posts: 2634; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
various improvements to the OS, including much wanted features like the universal email app and the android player functionality.
5. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
half starved more like fed up. almost got the xoom for 270 deal
i really need to see the apps i use for android platform on the playbook.
6. Jarahawk (Posts: 43; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)
I'm not starved. I will be happy to see the update, of course. I haven't owned it long enough and besides it is off having the rear camera repaired or replaced so there is nothing to miss. I'm not in love with the Playbook or even infatuated with it. Hopefully, once the update occurs we can sit down and become acquainted. We shall see...