With the release of BlackBerry Bridge v126.96.36.199 we figured that it would just be a matter of time before the BlackBerry PlayBook would receive an update as well. A matter of time turned out to be just several hours as BlackBerry Tablet OS v188.8.131.5242 has been released.
This update of BlackBerry Tablet OS is primarily a bug fix, however, it does contain a few new features including:
- Improved Wi-Fi® connectivity to WEP networks
- Faster pairing between a BlackBerry smartphone and BlackBerry PlayBook tablet via the BlackBerry® Bridge™ app, and faster attachment opening via BlackBerry Bridge.
- Differential Updates which will allow future versions of Tablet OS coming out later this year to update specific parts of the OS as compared to the whole thing.
To update to your PlayBook to Tablet OS 184.108.40.20642, simply click the settings icon in your PlayBooks’s menu bar and then click on Software Updates…