1. Slash82's Avatar
    Hi friends,
    I just fell over the news that Telsus offers a software Update fr the playbook 4G to Version 2.1.0.1753.
    And I know that the topic OS10 for the playbook is a pain.

    But:
    Is there REALLY a need that playbook is running OS10?
    What is missing in the playbook OS?
    Or what is the OS10 able to do what playbook OS can't offer?
    Non of both systems are running BIS and now there is a BB bridge for OS10.

    I'm not sure, but the basis of both systems are the same, ain't they?
    So playbook should be able to run OS10 Apps and Android apps?
    Shouldn't this be enough to get keeping updates for the playbook OS?

    Thank you for you replies!!
    10-10-13 06:01 AM
  2. MaxxJag's Avatar
    They added quite a bit to the PlayBook os to get bb10. The reason why bb10 on PlayBook would be nice is cascades. An easy way for developers to make a user interface for their applications.

    Jelly bean runtime helps too. And a few other things also.

    Would help get more apps on PlayBook and fulfill a promise given a long time ago that probably should not have been made if they had doubts it could be done

    Posted via CB10
    SEAWARRIOR likes this.
    10-10-13 06:14 AM
  3. collapsed's Avatar
    android player in os10.2 > android player on pbos
    10-10-13 06:14 AM
  4. 9Jer99's Avatar
    Hi friends,
    I just fell over the news that Telsus offers a software Update fr the playbook 4G to Version 2.1.0.1753.
    And I know that the topic OS10 for the playbook is a pain.

    But:
    Is there REALLY a need that playbook is running OS10?
    What is missing in the playbook OS?
    Or what is the OS10 able to do what playbook OS can't offer?
    Non of both systems are running BIS and now there is a BB bridge for OS10.

    I'm not sure, but the basis of both systems are the same, ain't they?
    So playbook should be able to run OS10 Apps and Android apps?
    Shouldn't this be enough to get keeping updates for the playbook OS?

    Thank you for you replies!!
    Hummm I guess you missed the point:
    No future OS upgrades.
    No future app development.
    No future andriod emulation.
    No future.
    anon1727506 likes this.
    10-10-13 06:21 AM
  5. Rello's Avatar
    Let that thing die.....if you have a BB10 device, the PlayBook offers extremely few benefits. Gaming is about the only reason I touch my PlayBook anymore

    Posted via CB10
    10-10-13 07:50 AM
  6. eggman1987's Avatar
    Love my PlayBook but I think I've finally had enough of it.

    Slow and abandoned. And some of the app interfaces are horrendous. Really ugly.

    I hate Apple and Android, so I'm waiting for a 7 or 8 inch Windows tablet. There's the Dell Venue 8 Pro out this month which looks lovely and is well-priced.

    At least Windows devices are professional and sleek, like BlackBerry ones.

    Posted via CB10
    10-10-13 08:23 AM
  7. Anonymous2039's Avatar
    Love my PlayBook but I think I've finally had enough of it.

    Slow and abandoned. And some of the app interfaces are horrendous. Really ugly.

    I hate Apple and Android, so I'm waiting for a 7 or 8 inch Windows tablet. There's the Dell Venue 8 Pro out this month which looks lovely and is well-priced.

    At least Windows devices are professional and sleek, like BlackBerry ones.

    Posted via CB10
    If you're willing to shell out a grand get the Surface Pro (if 10" is not too big). Looks like the best Win8 tablet on the market. Love their keyboard cover.

    Posted via CB10
    10-10-13 08:26 AM
  8. Sith_Apprentice's Avatar
    Moved to PlayBook forum
    10-10-13 08:28 AM
  9. gwinegarden's Avatar
    Well, I was hoping to for some of the real annoyances, like "blue arrows of death", horrible keyboard lag, crappy browsers, etc. to go away. And, we would have a few more useful apps.

    Windows tablet. Here I come.
    10-11-13 04:20 PM
  10. f1mx's Avatar
    What's the blue arrow of death?

    Posted via BB10 10.1.0.4181 running CB10
    10-11-13 04:22 PM
  11. gwinegarden's Avatar
    What's the blue arrow of death?

    Posted via BB10 10.1.0.4181 running CB10
    The "blue arrows of death" is my name for the totally inconsistent cut and paste arrows. They drive me nuts.
    FF22 and f1mx like this.
    10-12-13 09:27 AM
  12. sad_old_man's Avatar
    Hi friends,
    I just fell over the news that Telsus offers a software Update fr the playbook 4G to Version 2.1.0.1753.
    And I know that the topic OS10 for the playbook is a pain.

    But:
    Is there REALLY a need that playbook is running OS10?
    What is missing in the playbook OS?
    Or what is the OS10 able to do what playbook OS can't offer?
    Non of both systems are running BIS and now there is a BB bridge for OS10.

    I'm not sure, but the basis of both systems are the same, ain't they?
    So playbook should be able to run OS10 Apps and Android apps?
    Shouldn't this be enough to get keeping updates for the playbook OS?

    Thank you for you replies!!
    There is actually no need for bb10 on the pb. Unless you want the pb to be something it isn't and no other manufacturers have been stupid enough to want to try. I have listened to this forum sometimes in disbelief. It is a BLACKBERRY PLAYBOOK, not an android device, not an I pad. Therfore why do we want it to be? Most of the demands for missing apps are android apps! In that case buy an android tab? Simple yes? Perhaps of we stopped wanting it to be something that it clearly isn't and bought the product that we wanted in the first place, it might, just might have enough memory left to run bb10! Though why would we want bb10. The file system on the pb is a shambles but only because it's trying to emulate a Droid device. Clear it all down, structure it to be a BlackBerry device and hey presto you freed up 50of available memory. Enough to run bb10. Then the developers have a clear choice, write the code for BlackBerry or Droid? Instead of half baked Droid apps that at best run very badly or you have to side load in which case they run very badly. Please let's love the pb for what it is and not what we wanted it to be but couldn't afford to buy it!!!!??!?

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    10-12-13 10:25 AM
  13. ots1960's Avatar
    Every day I check the forums to see what the latest news is and seems to be the same over and over again. I myself have posted many times that my PB still serves the same purpose as the day I bought it. Yes I do miss some of the bridge features that I lost when getting the Z10 yet I have gotten over it. I am using windows laptop and desktop PC's and don't look for my PB to be equal to either of them but when it comes to the need of transfer of documents to the PB for access on the road it performs very well just as it is. I have had my Z10 a few months now and other than enjoying the all touch screen I truly have not done anything much different than when I had the 9930. There has been so much hype about not having this or that app on BB10 so I tried out a few apps myself of which after a couple weeks of use I had to wipe my Z10. Now I keep to the basics long as my PB and Z10 provides the service that I need I am happy, as I sit here now typing this message from my PB Working very well. One thing I have always liked about the PB keyboard and typing is the word predictions that pop up at the top of the screen. I am sure there are many out there like myself who still find the PB as a very handy device. I have family and friends with Android and Ios devices which I have tried out but have yet to notice anything that would make me switch to them. As for windows tablets I would only purchase one since I have windows 8 running on my desktop.
    10-13-13 11:37 AM
  14. Blacklac's Avatar
    Spend time with the YouTube and Facebook native Apps and it's pretty obvious. The OS was just never finished. I don't really care if we don't get OS10 (I know we wont) but it's pretty ****ty we can't even get fully functional native Apps, updated Android Runtime, typing in the browser without it bogging down, etc... The thing just runs like BBOS with improved hardware. Still bogs down like the old days and requires reboots.

    As far as I'm concerned, OS 2.1 is still beta...
    Rello likes this.
    10-13-13 11:53 AM
  15. sad_old_man's Avatar
    Which actually proves my point. A simple thing like the browser? It has had to be adulterated to the point that it doesn't know what it is anymore! Poor little software package doesn't know whether it's trying to emulate windows, droid or bb. Did any of you have or still have browser problems on your bb phones?????????? Ah but then again they know they are a bb device and react like one. How successful do you think the ipad or iPhone or droid devices come to think of it would be at running bb apps????????
    ots1960 likes this.
    10-13-13 12:26 PM
  16. ots1960's Avatar
    I am sure other platform devices would have problems trying to run blackberry apps. With cross platform BBM coming this will probably be a big test. When I had to wipe my Z10 last week I am sure it was from running an Android port. I still on occasion come across a website which I have trouble opening, overall my browsing experience has not been too bad.

    Posted With My Z10 or PB
    10-13-13 05:29 PM
  17. qwerty4ever's Avatar
    Let that thing die.....if you have a BB10 device, the PlayBook offers extremely few benefits. Gaming is about the only reason I touch my PlayBook anymore

    Posted via CB10
    Larger screen and physical keyboard are two reasons that the BlackBerry PlayBook is better than only having a BlackBerry 10 smartphone. However, with crippled BlackBerry Bridge many high-productivity uses remain out of reach.

    Posted via CB10 from the BlackBerry Z10
    10-14-13 04:34 AM
  18. tonytraj17's Avatar
    At this point the only thing that can spark some life into the playbook would be the updated android runtime that 10.2 has. Also, if i may add... BBM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean why has this not happened yet?
    10-14-13 04:45 AM
  19. uncle_numpty's Avatar
    Sure there is - the ability to run native bb10 apps for a start.

    No fragmentation of the app store for second.

    BBRY can maintain one codebase for third

    And devs can write for 1 BBRY ecosystem for fourth.

    Course these are only my opinions
    FF22 likes this.
    10-14-13 05:08 AM
  20. svelt's Avatar
    Sure there is - the ability to run native bb10 apps for a start.

    No fragmentation of the app store for second.

    BBRY can maintain one codebase for third

    And devs can write for 1 BBRY ecosystem for fourth.

    Course these are only my opinions
    Very much agree on the one ecosystem for developers to write upon. Instead of four devices running BB10, there would have been five and an additional 2.5 million users upon the ecosystem, whereas now the PB seems like a stranded child. A poor decision to not unify as many BB operating systems as possible.

    That said there are still uses I have for it even after owning a Z10. Why do millions use an ipad when they have an iPhone? Bigger screen makes document reading and browsing much easier and more comfortable on the eyes. Open to share is probably the most useful feature I've drawn from Bridge where whenever I receive a PDF or a .doc I would usually just pop it open to read on my PlayBook instead. Also, Zinio answer Flipboard are far more comfortable to use on the PB than the Z10.
    10-16-13 02:07 PM

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