Rumors about an update for BlackBerry Playbook have been in the tech world for quite some time now. Finally Research in Motion (RIM), has announced a date for rolling out the new update. PlayBook OS 2.0 is all set to be launched during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which is going to be held next week, from 10th to 13th of January in Las Vegas.
BlackBerry’s research team has been analyzing and fixing up many glitches that they found out with the old operating system. Many users pointed out minor faults and all these have been taken into consideration for the updated version. So the new update will consist of many bug fixes and also will undergo an overall improvement from the current OS.
This update was initially scheduled to be launched during the Mobile World Congress in February. But a small drawback is that the OS will not be having the full potential of existing BlackBerry software. This is because, without the presence of BlackBerry Bridge the users won’t be able to access services like Mail and messenger.
But a good news is that BlackBerry has already released a Software development kit for Playbook OS 2.0. What it means is that many popular applications in other platforms like Android and Symbian will be made available for BlackBerry devices.
Research In Motion has plans to launch an early test version or the beta version of PlayBook OS 2.0.This version will feature email integration but is also expected to have BlackBerry Messenger integration. The beta version will be made available to a few of BlackBerry’s clients and test engineers and will be asked to provide feedback according to their findings.
If any changes are required the firmware will undergo some more modifications and finally a flawless version will be launched. These feedbacks will also be used to provide additional features in the upcoming operating systems by BlackBerry.
Till now not much details about the features and offerings in the OS is known. We can expect that PlayBook OS 2.0 would rise up to the users expectations. More information about the same will be available during the CES and the good news is that it is just a week away. Tablet war is certainly on and hopes this updated version would give Playbook, a much needed headway to win back customers.