Public build for PlayBook OS 2.1 is on tap for an early summer release

Public build for PlayBook OS 2.1 is on tap for an early summer release
No kidding that BlackBerry PlayBook owners are relishing on the tablet, especially now that OS 2.0 has brought forth some much-needed functionality. Luckily, it seems that the next big update for the QNX flavored tablet is on the way.

Emanating from the halls at BlackBerry World, it’s being reported that PlayBook OS 2.1 is on its way. The news about it was actually made known during a BlackBerry 10 session, but more importantly, it looks as though a developer beta build should be made available as soon as the end of the month – so they can get their apps ready. Meanwhile, a public release is rumored to hit as soon as early summer.

So what’s going to come along with this new software version? From the looks of it, there are plenty of exciting things on tap for the PlayBook. Specifically, it’ll feature the following new items:

  • Portrait Email, Calendar, and Contacts
  • App World Carrier Shelf
  • Bridge Texting and WiFi Transport Support
  • Android Multi-Tasking
  • Camera API and In-app Payments for developers
  • Over-the-air activation with Mobile fusion
  • Personal Encryption

So there you have it folks, let’s hope that public release arrives as scheduled, because you know, we remember how long PlayBook owners had to wait in order to experience a native email client. Heck, it’s simply nice that the PlayBook’s life is being extended thanks to this pending software update.

source: BerryReporter via BerryReview
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