BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 Video Walk Through
In the original Press Release Research In Motion put out at CES last week in Las Vegas, there was no mention of Android Apps, despite being one of the most anticipated features. As developers have been testing the PlayBook for a few months now, using beta PlayBook 2.0 operating systems, Android Apps have been the focus. Research In Motion has made the app submission much faster and easier for existing Android developers to get their apps onto the BlackBerry App World. Essentially, all they need to do is submit the app to BlackBerry App World for approval, once approved, the app will show in the App World like all other BlackBerry Apps. The app can be purchased or downloaded to the PlayBook and will be run through the 'Android Player', making the App World a much larger place for app selection.
There were other features that people were excited about coming in the updated OS for the PlayBook, which RIM showed at CES 2012 as fully functional. Those improvements include native email, calendar and contact apps, including an improved notifications system. The following video walk through highlights these improvements and shows us what we're getting with PlayBook 2.0 in February 2012. By the way, the PlayBook is on sale for $299.00 at most stores for the 64GB model...that's a steal with these operating system improvements!