Updates coming for Nook & Nook for Android

B&N just posted on the Nook blog, and they promised a couple of major updates:

The 1.5 update includes improved search on the device, customized B&N Library organization and password protection. It also includes the ability to sync across all NOOK and all devices enabled with our free NOOK apps, by syncing your last page read. If you forget your NOOK at home, use the NOOK app for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android smartphone or PC to pick up where you left off. And, the next time you pick up your NOOK, the Reading Now page will be updated and ready to go.

The NOOK 1.5 software update is expected to be available late next month via Wi-Fi or manual download at www.NOOK.com/support.

In other NOOK news, NOOK for Android will also be getting an updated -- expected later this week. NOOK for Android v2.3 includes many customer-requested features including the ability to “Go To” a specific page number, search within a book, view highlights and notes, delete books from the library, plus an updated home screen and enhancements to make reading and managing side-loaded content easier. Learn more about NOOK for Android at www.bn.com/nookforandroid and download the app from an Android device by searching “NOOK” in the Android Marketplace.

Their blog seems to be broken at the moment. I tried to post a comment and it keeps kicking me out (even though I have an account). Weird.

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4 Comments on Updates coming for Nook & Nook for Android

  1. There’s an awful lot of stuff they *didn’t* say was coming, making one wonder if any of it’s in there. The most notable (IMO) are improved PDF handling and the ability to organize non-B&N material such as side-loaded e-books, music files, and audio books. Also the ability to handle TXT, HTML, and Word Doc files. No improvements in the fairly weak highlighting, note-taking, and bookmarking facilities were announced.

    Depending on how they implemented it, the page-sync feature could be a big problem for the folks who have multiple NOOKs on one account.

    We’ll see what’s in the update when it arrives. It’s still a month away.

  2. I remember they made a lot of noise that the correct spelling is “nook”. I guess it’s just the usual left hand doesn’t know right hand business.

  3. igorsk: Back in April, B&N changed the official product name to “NOOK”, but the logo remains “nook” in that sort-of-Bauhaus font.

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