09-10-2012 04:50 AM
Update 220.127.116.110 is available only for Developers as it says on the site....So, if we download it will it have any negative impact ? As I am not a developer...
09-10-2012 04:57 AM
I do not believe there is any negative impact to installing the beta.
If anything there is an improvement in performance of the mail, calendar and browser apps. My wifi connectivity is more stable as well.
The aspect changes for the mail,calendar and contacts apps works nicely as well.
09-10-2012 05:13 AM
After Registering...Following message appeared on the screen
Note: After installing BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 you will not be able to backup and restore data back to 2.0.x. Apps downloaded or purchased from App World while using BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 may no longer work on other versions of the BlackBerry PlayBook OS. Not all apps which work on OS 2.0.x will work on BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1.
What exactly...it means that one will not be able to backup and restore data back to 2.o.x??? I have already backed up my PlayBook Data before installing the Beta Version...Can i backup my PlayBook after installing the Beta version or not?
09-10-2012 07:56 AM
You can backup after applying the backup but it is only valid for 2.1.x OS versions. So if you do chose to rollback you can only use your 2.0.x backup to restore. For what its worth I havent had any problems with any of my existing apps. The only "bug" so far is that it wont charge via the usb cable when connecting to my PC.
All the app compatibiliy warnings are just typical disclaimer entries to cover RIM.
09-10-2012 08:15 AM
09-10-2012 09:45 AM
I also installed 2.1 beta. Had some kind of hickup with Bluetooth - it got stuck on Bluetooth ON. Could not turn it off. After restarting the PB the problem is gone.
So far all my apps work OK. As far as I can tell power consumption was not effected. Remember we all use our PB differently. So the discharge field will also be unique. Charge on the desktop cradle was fast.
The only noticable difference is that now each (converted!) Andriod app runs in its own window.
As a suggestion, maybe that we should start a new thread to discuss versions of beta OS.
09-10-2012 09:50 AM
09-10-2012 11:37 PM
Thanks for your quick responses....I have finally downloaded the Beta OS yesterday evening...It took good amount of time though as the size of the download was more than 450 mb.
So far did not see any problems....the entire data including Email Accounts/saved WiFi connections etc... were intact...the only difference felt was when you start native email app...the refresh ring which use to appear in earlier version is missing now....but for Calendar App....it still visible....
More feedback can be now on new thread....as suggested by you all....
Thanks once again.....
09-10-2012 11:50 PM