Not that long ago we received an update for the BlackBerry Bridge, and history has told us that once the Bridge is updated, the PlayBook follows suit. Its not the 2.0 update we are all anxiously waiting for, but it fixes many bugs, including a security issue with Adobe Flash.
Its nice to see the change logs that are coming with most of this updates and its nice to see that RIM is still fixing bugs and giving us updates, and not making us wait until February for the next update. Anyway, here is what the new OS addresses:
The BlackBerry PlayBook OS v188.8.131.5285 contains the following fixes and updates:
- Updated version of Adobe® Flash® Player version 11.1 and Adobe AIR® 3.1
- Daylight savings time updates for time zones in the regions of Latin America, Australia and Central America
- Updated Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi® software to help to improve connectivity
- Fixed issues some users were experiencing with account payments in the BlackBerry App World™ storefront
- Improved synching when restoring applications with BlackBerry Desktop Software
This update also includes a security update for Adobe Flash Player, as noted in Adobe Security BulletinAPSB-11-28, which addresses issues that can potentially affect any PC, tablet, or other device with an operating system that supports Adobe Flash. While there are no known reports of any BlackBerry PlayBook tablet users being affected by these Adobe Flash Player issues, we (as always) encourage all BlackBerry PlayBook tablet users to update to the newest version of the BlackBerry PlayBook OS.
If you haven’t yet, go download it and enjoy! And if you notice something that wasn’t listed feel free to let us know in the comments.