- CrackBerry Genius
01-11-2012, 05:13 PM #2
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Go to the main page and you will find a few videos by the owner/founder of the forum on what's new with OS 2.0.If You Can Read This, Thank a Teacher...if it's in English, Thank a Soldier
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- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
01-11-2012, 05:15 PM #3
- 5,245 Posts
- What's that?
This would be a good place to start http://crackberry.com/first-look-ful...tacts-and-more
Other than that, RIM hasn't shown us anything else yet, so we don't know if they will be more.
- CrackBerry Master
01-11-2012, 05:22 PM #4
- 1,211 Posts
Some of the anticipated things coming as part of OS 2.0 are:
1) Modified Home screen UI
2) Native Email, Calendar, and Contacts
3) Improved browser
4) Ability to use Blackberry Phone as a Playbook remote, keyboard etc
5) Improvements to the Docs to go suite and the PDF reader
6) Features like Bluetooth A2DP, MKV Video format support, USB on the go support
7) a File Manager
8) a Video store
9) Android runtime to run Android Apps
10) Auto Correct
11) various new tools and API's for the developers.
12) other goodies like new apps Print2go, games etc
more details about OS 2.0 will be showcased at Devcon Europe next month (Feb 15th) and will be released shortly after.
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- CrackBerry Genius
01-11-2012, 05:29 PM #6
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MKV support is in the current beta, can't see why it wouldn't also be included in the official release. I have not read anything about USB otg support.Cell Phone History:Motorola Bag phone > Motorola Star Tac gen1 > Motorola Star Tac gen 2 > Motorola Razr > BlackBerry Pearl(8110) > Iphone gen1 > BlackBerry Curve(8310 Red) > BlackBerry Torch(9800 Black) > BlackBerry Torch II(9810 Gunmetal Silver) > BlackBerry Bold 9900) > BlackBerry Z10(STL100-3 Black)
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- 01-11-2012, 05:35 PM #7
MKV support is already in the beta, but it has some catches. See my explanation at http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...2/#post7012242 .
- 01-11-2012, 06:10 PM #9
There are lots of things in the beta that may not be included in the first 2.0 release:
Netflix, A2DP, USB host mode (OTG), Facebook integration for the PIM (in addition to the Twitter and LinkedIn support we've now seen demoed at CES) and more...
RIM often has work-in-progress in the beta but they're fairly careful not to commit to any schedule for things until they are confident the feature will be stable and complete enough to deliver, so just because we've seen it isn't sufficient reason to expect it. Anticipate, yes, but probably not expect.
- 01-11-2012, 06:15 PM #10
NetFlix? Where did you see NetFlix is going to be supported?
- 01-11-2012, 06:49 PM #11
- 01-11-2012, 07:06 PM #12
Nobody knows whether Netflix will ever be supported on the PlayBook. There are many things that could hold it back, including a lack of support from marketing at RIM (maybe they want to give their own store a chance first), a lack of willingness to go ahead with things on the part of Netflix (maybe they don't want to look like they're playing second fiddle to RIM's video store), some remaining technical issues which prevent engineering from signing off on its release, legal or contractual holdups, and so on.
- 01-11-2012, 08:18 PM #14
Then I realized that, unlike with the last DevCon and the "to be released thereafter" comment (it was never "shortly thereafter" though many claimed it was), this time it's not so open-ended.
If it is after DevCon Europe (Feb 7-8) (and does anyone expect the release earlier?) then it has to be "shortly" after unless they end up missing the promised February release date.
Unless you don't define up to 21 days to be "short".
- 01-11-2012, 08:39 PM #16
- 01-12-2012, 02:17 PM #20