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RIM updates BlackBerry PlayBook OS v2.1, featuring improved Android app support

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RIM updates BlackBerry PlayBook OS v2.1, featuring improved Android app support
After a lengthy beta period, OS 2.1 for the PlayBook is now available. Back in July, we passed along the expected change log to the QNX based OS and it is the first major update to the software since February. 

Improvements have been made in three major areas, BlackBerry Bridge, email and PIM and improved Android app support.


These are improvements that everyone will like. Running multiple Android apps on separate screens leverages the ease of multitasking with the PlayBook's OS, and in-app payments is a great addition.

For the business users, improvements have been made to enhance security and streamline employee sign-up for Mobile Fusion. Administrators can now implement new IT policies which will help them better manage the devices on their networks and full device encryption is now possible as well.

This release is for the Wi-Fi only PlayBook. The 4G versions are pending carrier approval.

sources: Inside BlackBerry and Inside BlackBerry for Business

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