With the latest OS update today v188.8.131.5242 Readers have been noticing several of the apps working through Bridge without WiFi with this latest update, although not all of them are it seems that most are. It is nice to see that I can submit my scores and check the weather when no wifi is available now and not need to use the bridged browser.
We do know App World and Kobo are currently not able to do this.
We do know these app are capable.
The WiFi Web Browser
Many app that have web based leader boards or rankings are also working.
This list could be endless it appears but it is nice to see native and 3rd party apps working without wifi and taking advantage of the internet while being bridged.
Special thanks to Will and Randy and others who sent stuff in, if you care to share anything else, please leave a comment with this post or chat it up in our forums about what you’ve noticed.
To test this out, simple turn off your wifi on the PlayBook and turn on bluetooth, then open an app that uses an internet connection and see how it goes.