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  1. therealjoeblow's Avatar
    Downloaded via Wifi:

    Download started: 8:38 am
    Install Completed: 8:51 am (reboot)
    Reboot Completed: 9:00 am

    Initial thoughts: Browser is sloooooooow as molasses in January. Hopefully not a sign of things to come (initial launch of browser took about 45 seconds of blank screen just to show the favorites icon; loading crackberry forum took about 1:30...)

    EDIT: UPDATE - I had the dreaded 'endless logo' when launching android apps; rebooted and now they seem to work fine (at least Flipboard, Moon+ and Advanced Task Killer...) But still, the broswer is slooooooooow. Every page is taking forever to load with the progress line stalling and checkerboarding forever. Not impressed one bit so far.

    Cheers
    The REAL Joe
    Last edited by therealjoeblow; 10-03-12 at 10:33 AM.
    10-03-12 10:02 AM
  2. EmanueleBB88's Avatar
    Please can anybody tell if sideloading of NEW apps still works? It's really important...
    10-03-12 10:02 AM
  3. Itstakenovermylife's Avatar
    So far it's smooth as butter! Only thing I can't yet figure out is how to setup Bridge via WiFi...
    pcguy514 and GreenCopperz like this.
    10-03-12 10:02 AM
  4. rajdeep.malhi's Avatar
    my update is 2.1.0.1032 and the size is 479MB

    am i getting extra goodies?!?!
    10-03-12 10:02 AM
  5. randomkidsrule's Avatar
    Someone tell me if you can now reply to YouTube comments and like them because it wasn't working in the beta which was pretty annoying since I use YouTube almost everyday.
    I just checked, and I liked a video and commented just fine!
    10-03-12 10:03 AM
  6. wellis1840's Avatar
    Nuts, lost all input information in my contacts and calendars ..... Have not been able to back up for quite a long time (only receive error messages when I try). Will play with it tonight to see what else seems different post 2.1 update.
    10-03-12 10:03 AM
  7. Ben1232's Avatar
    Playbook seems snappier!

    (jk) still downloading.
    ...What's the battery life like ?

    I thought it must be my turn to ask that daft question for the first time.
    10-03-12 10:04 AM
  8. moa999's Avatar
    wTF.. 45min download.. 10 min install.
    Then Desktop disconnects and tells me I can reboot.

    Only nothing has changed.

    Grr. Trying again
    Was a 333Mb download from 668
    Last edited by moa999; 10-03-12 at 10:07 AM.
    10-03-12 10:04 AM
  9. LoganSix's Avatar
    I am noticing that the color spots on boot up are moving around faster thatn before. Also, is the BlackBerry portion of the logo in a different font?
    randomkidsrule likes this.
    10-03-12 10:05 AM
  10. rdleeuw's Avatar
    ROFL

    I was one of the lucky ones to have the update to 668... after that I noticed my VPN connections were gone under Security, VPN...

    Guess what, after the update to 2.1.0.1032 they suddenly reappeared again!

    Thnx RIM!
    10-03-12 10:05 AM
  11. LoganSix's Avatar
    Okay. They have definitely updated the splash screen on boot. Still taking a long time, but the dots seem more random and "detailed".
    10-03-12 10:06 AM
  12. Sonorama's Avatar
    Reading the new comments here is getting me pumped for a faster playbook. It's been a long time coming... It's been freezing up in long word documents recently.

    338 mb dl from version .358. How'd you all get into this .8 beta that i never heard about?
    randomkidsrule likes this.
    10-03-12 10:07 AM
  13. arvveeeeee's Avatar
    Findings after 2.1 Update:
    -Faster Browser
    -Able to watch videos on NFL.com
    -"Content unavailable" when on ESPN video playback
    -Screen Capture is available again, yet Camera Error. 4003 now comes up (Have had Camera Problems since updating to 2.0)
    -Battery Life is a step better


    Will report further findings later!
    10-03-12 10:08 AM
  14. Mr Flibble's Avatar
    Nuts, lost all input information in my contacts and calendars ..... Have not been able to back up for quite a long time (only receive error messages when I try). Will play with it tonight to see what else seems different post 2.1 update.
    oh ! Mine have gone as well, brilliant!! Serioulsy hacked off now
    10-03-12 10:08 AM
  15. bovid's Avatar
    none of my sideloaded previously installed android apps work
    all of my previously sideloaded native apps work
    have not had a chance to try reinstall sideloaded android apps
    jsdhornby likes this.
    10-03-12 10:10 AM
  16. arvveeeeee's Avatar
    Attachment 118219

    NFL.com video playback works now.
    randomkidsrule likes this.
    10-03-12 10:10 AM
  17. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    oh ! Mine have gone as well, brilliant!! Serioulsy hacked off now
    BACKUP before ugrade. #ruleofTheThumb 1
    10-03-12 10:11 AM
  18. wattsn's Avatar
    How'd you all get into this .8 beta that i never heard about?
    Does it matter? You have the pucker version now
    bungaboy likes this.
    10-03-12 10:11 AM
  19. wayoung's Avatar
    Anyone having pairing difficulties with your phone? Can't get mine to work.
    10-03-12 10:13 AM
  20. Altarocks's Avatar
    Findings after 2.1 Update:
    -Faster Browser
    -Able to watch videos on NFL.com
    -"Content unavailable" when on ESPN video playback
    -Screen Capture is available again, yet Camera Error. 4003 now comes up (Have had Camera Problems since updating to 2.0)
    -Battery Life is a step better


    Will report further findings later!
    How in the world can you claim the battery life is better? Seriously? After what, maybe an hour?
    10-03-12 10:13 AM
  21. masterscarhead1's Avatar
    The new Bridge has a glitch. For SMS, it will NOT show the latest text if it's not sent from you playbook.
    axllebeer and Zeds like this.
    10-03-12 10:14 AM
  22. louzer's Avatar
    Quicker reboot
    App launch quicker
    Android (not sideloaded) apps work
    Browser about the same
    Bridge SMS works but SMS only (no MMS - not displaying images in messages)
    Bridge apps load a little quicker (might be my imagination)
    Can't tell if bridge over wifi is working.
    It took a minute or so for native email, contacts, calendar apps to reload/resync data.
    bungaboy likes this.
    10-03-12 10:15 AM
  23. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    Can't remember previous beta HTML5 support score.
    Current 2.1 is 393+10 ( was 373+9 for 2.0)
    So it looks we gained 20 points more over
    Chrome (371+11)
    Opera Mobile (369+11)
    iOS6 (360+9).

    Who's the King of HTML5 Planet ?
    kyleheney and bungaboy like this.
    10-03-12 10:15 AM
  24. MLE724's Avatar
    I did a reboot before I posted. When an Android app is selected, I get the BB logo in the center of the black screen strobing and it just sits there. On some apps, it eventually goes away and returns to the main screen. On others, it just remains on that black screen with the logo.

    I haven't tried all of them yet, but at least 20 of them and have yet to find one that worked before the upate that works now. Its actual and not a claim.
    Update...

    Performed a 2nd restart and getting better results this time. Android apps are opening. See a major lag when changing from Portrait to landscape orientation that wasn't there before...but it changes eventually.
    10-03-12 10:16 AM
  25. I am JT's Avatar
    Bridge texting works without a hitch. Android apps run well. Native Messages, Contacts and Calendar work in portrait but has to re-sync all accounts before contacts will display. Seems to have wiped all of my appointments created in the local calendar and facebook birthday reminders are gone even after the re-sync.
    gredneck likes this.
    10-03-12 10:16 AM
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