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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 1.0.3.1868: List of Changes

Recently RIM launched a new OS update for the BlackBerry PlayBook, this brings your PlayBook to OS version 1.0.3.1868 and with it comes lots of new features and improvements.

Let’s start with a quick how to guide just in case you are struggling to update your PlayBook, firstly you must open the PlayBook’s settings page, to do this simply swipe down from the top of the home screen and it will appear, here you will have lots of categories on the left hand side, simply click on “Software Update” and then choose “Check for Updates”, now as long as you have an active internet connection it should download the latest OS build.

Once installed you will have access to video chat, BBM via the BlackBerry Bridge (see this post for further details), document editing via the Bridge and photo sharing via the bridge. Another neat feature allows you to add browser bookmarks to your homescreen, this allows quicker access to your favorite websites.

Lots of the changes are under the hood and relate to the BlackBerry Bridge, there will undoubtedly be some stability and security fixes thrown in to, install the new OS for yourself and let us know how it went in the comments section below. If you want to find out a little more about this new OS version check out CrackBerry’s recent article.

Have you experienced any new problems since installing OS 1.0.3.1868? If not, what are you favorite changes that have been made?

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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