RIM has released developer beta OS v188.8.131.5294 for the PlayBook. The Developer Beta contains support for the BlackBerry® Runtime for Android Apps as well as the latest versions of the BlackBerry WebWorks and Adobe® AIR SDKs for BlackBerry PlayBook OS.
BlackBerry PlayBook OS v184.108.40.20694 contains two improvements to aid developer testing:
- BlackBerry WebWorks applications can now successfully call GPS
- Wi-Fi® profiles are now saved and no longer disappear during tablet reboots
How to update your BlackBerry PlayBook OS v2.0 Build
Registering is quick and easy from the Android and HTML5/BlackBerry WebWorks developer sites. Once you’re on one of these sites, look to the footer for the Support heading; under this heading, locate and click Register your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. With the page loaded, we recommend that you quickly review the notes at the top of the page and scan the Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of the page to ensure the BlackBerry PlayBook OS v2.0 Developer Beta build will meet your needs.
When you’re ready, enter your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet PIN and your email address; review the Terms and Conditions and check the box to indicate your agreement; then click Submit.
Within an hour, you should see a icon in the status bar on your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. You’ll have 24 hours to complete the upgrade, which can be done by following these simple steps:
- Tap in the top-right corner of the screen
- Tap Software Updates
- Tap Check for Updates
- Complete the update.
If after an hour the update is still not available or you experience any issues with the update, please visit the support forums.