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NookColor update now available

The firmware update showed up on the B&N website last night, and I'm told it's currently being pushed out to NC. They're calling it a minor update, and improvements include:

  • Improved performance of Wi-Fi connectivity, Home and Shop.
  • Ability to pinch and zoom in browser.
  • Enhanced reading experience for magazines and children's books.
  • Access helpful NOOKcolor related information and support tips on the new default browser home page.
  • Reduce mistyped passwords with "show password" option during registration and Wi-Fi set up.
  • Easily identify NOOK kids Read To Me™ books with a new text banner next to the titles in Shop.
  • General bug fixes and performance improvements.

Did you notice pinch-zoom now works in the browser? Oh, how I want one.


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5 Comments on NookColor update now available

  1. I wonder if ePub reading can be done in landscape mode now…

  2. I also wonder if -/+ zoom works on the first press in the browser now. Seems I *always* have to bring up the onscreen controls in the browser, press + (does nothing), then do it all again to zoom once.

  3. What? No Flash included?! The B&N rep said there’d be Flash. I guess next one. This seems like just a big fix.

  4. I wish I had a video camera to show everything wrong with this device.

    I really don’t want to, but I am *this* close to rooting this device.

    Here’s my list of issues:

  5. And to answer my 1st post (sorry for all of these):

    NO: ePub files still cannot be viewed in landscape mode.

    NO: The +/- zoom issue in the browser is not fixed.

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