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Nook Color’s version 1.4.1 Update

9s_NetflixThe Barnes & Noble Nook Color’s update v1.4.1 is here and according to Barnes and Noble, it’s the "biggest ever update." Adding apps like Netflix and Flixster, Nook Comic™ books, New PagePerfect™ NOOK Books™ and other enhancements like in-line dictionary support and landscape reading options for books.

The update will roll out automatically over Wi-Fi, but if you’re willing to do minimal manual labor, Barnes & Noble has the update available as a zip file for self-administering.

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Posted by on December 13, 2011 in Gadgets, Technology


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The Little Tablet That Could–Nook Color Updated to v1.2.0, FroYo

It has finally arrived! The Nook Color update v1.2.0 – released yesterday, now brings to the device Android’s FroYo OS 2.2 [though hidden behind a tightly controlled interface], and has created in the e-reader, “the little tablet that could.”

While the BN message boards do show some hiccups with the update, mine in fact went flawlessly.

Highlights in the update included the availability of apps in the curated app-store, a moderately featured and unified email client and flash capabilities for web and enhanced book reading and viewing.

At the moment the content within the BN app-store is anemic to say the least, with all of about 139 apps at launch, but with 5000 member developers registered for the Nook Color SDK, more apps are sure to follow.

Click to continue to the Barnes & Noble press release and for links to the update…

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Posted by on April 26, 2011 in Gadgets


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Nook Color Update [FroYo] Coming Soon?

Via nook Facebook page:

nook-color-2You asked, we listened. This spring, use your NOOK Color to send e-mail and explore popular apps like Angry Birds, Drawing Pad, Lonely Planet Phrasebooks, and Wine PhD. Stay tuned here for news about these exciting new features and when the firmware update will be ready. (P.S. Yes! We said Angry Birds!) What apps would you love to see on your NOOK Color?”

Update: Barnes & Noble has now made this completely official itself, and confirmed that the update will include email support among other “exciting new applications.”

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Posted by on March 24, 2011 in Gadgets


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