Barnes & Noble issues update for Nook 3G/Wi-Fi, Android app

Barnes & Noble issues update for Nook 3G/Wi-Fi, Android app

Summary: Barnes and Noble has issued what the bookseller dubs as the "largest-ever update to Nook 3G and Nook Wi-Fi firmware," plus an upgrade for the Android app.

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Barnes and Noble has issued what the bookseller dubs as the "largest-ever update to Nook 3G and Nook Wi-Fi firmware," plus an upgrade for the Android app.

That large upgrade includes the following new features:

  • Sync current reading position across all devices with Nook software and apps
  • Customize folders and group content for My B&N Library with My Shelves feature
  • Password protection option for purchases made on a Nook device
  • Pass code security for the Nook each time the device powers on and awakens from Sleep Mode

Furthermore, the update promises 50% faster page turns, which should appease many owners as that has been one of the biggest complaints with the Nook. Other improvements have been focused on the search function and maximizing battery life.

The updated Nook for Android app now lets users take notes and make highlights in their NOOKbooks.

The Nook v1.5 software and Nook for Android v2.4 are both free updates and ready for downloading now.

Topics: Apps, Android

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  • RE: Barnes & Noble issues update for Nook 3G/Wi-Fi, Android app

    Well the shelf update sucks, you have to go through each book and place it on a shelf, it does not use the folder structure on the SD card.
    mrlinux
  • I was hoping for more functionality

    The cheesy "beta" web browser is now "official", though it is in fact the same poor app. I was hoping that B&N would have improved the Wifi, allowing the device to connect to more sophisticated networks. A crossword app or other downloadable apps would have been something. The page turns are in fact faster and that is much appreciated. I can't speak of the battery life yet, it's too soon to tell.
    ajrmd