RIM Publishes Full PlayBook Tablet OS v1.0.5 Update Guide [New Languages, FaceBook, In App Payment, More]

 RIM Publishes Full PlayBook Tablet OS v1.0.5 Update Guide [New Languages, FaceBook, In App Payment, More]

We just finished posting a PlayBook update that came out along with a noticed change log. Our changelog was right but still missing some nice stuff. No worries, RIM has just tweeted and has given us a heads up on the upcoming PlayBook Tablet OS v1.0.5 update. Check below for a nice walk through of what’s coming to us today, June 07th. If you purchase a PlayBook on or after the 7th, you will automatically be prompted with the v1.0.5 update. If you already own a PlayBook, you will be presented with a software update notification on the BlackBerry PlayBook status ribbon, or manually check for software updates at any time in the Settings Menu under Software Updates. Check below for full change long guide.


Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Update and Preload

In addition being available on the BlackBerry App World™ storefront, the first tablet-optimized Facebook® application will come preloaded within BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.5. The Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook tablet app has been updated to include video uploading, Message deletion, Facebook Search enhancements and more! There’s so much in the Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook tablet update that we gave the app its own post, so click the link and check it out!

Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Update Now Available!

 

In-App Payments Support

The BlackBerry App World storefront now enables BlackBerry PlayBook applications with in-app payment support. Whether it’s buying another level in a game, or a new edition of a magazine, in-app payment support means dynamic possibilities for BlackBerry PlayBook applications and better apps for users. Developers should read this important post, Introducing the BlackBerry Payment Service and BlackBerry Payment Service SDK, to learn more about updating and submitting their apps to include in-app payment support.

Additional BlackBerry Tablet OS Enhancements

 RIM Publishes Full PlayBook Tablet OS v1.0.5 Update Guide [New Languages, FaceBook, In App Payment, More]

BlackBerry PlayBook Charging and Battery Pop-up:

  • The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet can now be charged even when fully powered down.
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.5 now alerts you if you are using an incorrect charger with your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. For example, if you accidentally plug a BlackBerry smartphone charger into the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet you will now receive an alert on the screen to let you know that this charger will not charge your tablet.
  • After touching the battery indicator on the top right corner of the home screen, a pop-up will appear and you can now choose to restart the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, turn it off, or put it into standby mode. You can also adjust the screen brightness from this same pop-up.

Additional Language Support:

    With BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.5, we have added support for the following languages: French, Italian, Dutch, German, Spanish, and UK English.

Video Chat Connectivity:

    We’ve added support for the TURN (Traversal Using Relay NAT) protocol, which enhances Video Chat connections between users when their call is crossing between a public network and an enterprise network behind a firewall.

Wi-Fi Hotspot Detection:

    Automatic Wi-Fi hotspot detection in the BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.5 makes it easier to connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot (at a coffee shop or airport, for example) during the set up process.

Headset Audio Boost:

    This new option allows you to add an extra level of volume to help maintain an enjoyable audio experience with your headset in noisier areas, such as airplanes.

How to upgrade to BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.5

Users who purchase and activate a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet on or after Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 will be automatically updated to v1.0.5 as part of the BlackBerry PlayBook setup process. Existing BlackBerry PlayBook users will be presented with a software update notification on the BlackBerry PlayBook status ribbon, or they can go check for the software update at any time in the Settings Menu under Software Updates.

Post a comment and let us know what you think of these new features added to the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet!
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 RIM Publishes Full PlayBook Tablet OS v1.0.5 Update Guide [New Languages, FaceBook, In App Payment, More]
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 RIM Publishes Full PlayBook Tablet OS v1.0.5 Update Guide [New Languages, FaceBook, In App Payment, More]

Comments

  1. rico123 author says

    That’s all this updates? I was hoping for more such as:

    -Major CODEC compatibility (I’d like to see an app that adds codecs too if possible like K-lite)
    -Bridge doesn’t detect media files stored in my phone. It’d be nice if they added the ability to transfer/copy files back and forth as well.
    -Bridge doesn’t Copy/Paste in email
    -Can’t see/send sms/mms messages
    -Needs Swype
    -Universal Search like OS6/7
    -Turn-by-Turn voice guided GPS (I’d even be willing to pay for an App that can save the maps and updates on the PB as well)
    -Blackberry App world needs a back button in the MY WORLD in order to go back to the original page you were last at.
    -Spell Checker & add to Dictionary option like my phone.
    -File managing for my apps and bookmarks. Be able to rename my bookmarks and arrange them in folders like Windows)
    – That “Dot” in Android that easily helps you fix mispelled or change words.
    -Native Email, Calendar, BBM App
    – USB hosting to connect external devices like printers, Digital cameras and external Hard drives.
    -Camera Zoom when using the video camera
    Camera needs to shoot pictures quicker- feels sluggish to take pics
    -Yahoo Messenger, Skype and OoVoO- what good is the front facing cam if you can’t put it to good use!
    -Silverlight

    On a different note- Here’s a few accessories/Apps I’d like to see:
    -A Dock that has full size USB, HDMI and possibly SDHC in addition to the MicroUSB. That way you can actually have better use for it than the rapid charging one they currently sell.
    -a dock that lets you connect multiple devices to the PB via wifi/Bluetooth such as a printer, camera, or hard drive.

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