Research in Motion has released a new beta version of OS 2.0 for the BlackBerryPlayBook Tablet. You can register your Playbook to download OS 18.104.22.16811 at the BlackBerry website.
The new software is aimed at developers that want to test their apps before PlayBook OS 2.0 is available to the public. But the latest beta does include a handful of new features including support for predictive text and autocorrect while typing.
Some early users also report that apps run more quickly, and that Android apps they’ve loaded before updating continue to work in the Android App Player even after upgrading to the latest beta.
Unfortunately, like most major software updates, OS 22.214.171.1241 removes root access. So if you’ve rooted your PlayBook with Dingleberry, you’ll probably need to wait for the developers to updating their rooting tools before you can re-root the tablet. Or you can downgrade to an earlier version of PlayBook OS.
The BlackBerry PlayBook is a tablet with a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, a 1 GHz TI OMAP4 dual core processor and 16GB to 64GB of storage. The tablet launched last year with prices starting at $499, but now you can pick one up for as little as $249 (and sometimes even less).