Dec 21 AT 1:29 PM Taylor Wimberly 2 Comments

Barnes & Noble Nook receives first update

The Barnes & Noble Nook (Android’s first eReader) has only been out a couple weeks and the first update has begun rolling out. The new 1.1.0 update is reported to focus on bug fixes and performance tweaks.

I’m one of the lucky few (reportedly 2,000) to own a Nook so I went ahead and performed the update to snap some pics (see below).

I have only spent a few minutes with the update, but the overall navigation does feel improved. I read it every day so I will need to spend some more time with it to see what else is new. Our friends over at nookDevs are reporting that the new update does not block root access for those who hacked their device.

NookDevs is also reporting the following changes for the 1.1.0 update:

  • Page turning and formatting of downloaded e-books has been improved.
  • Start-up time for My Library, The Daily, and Setting has been improved.
  • Barnes & Noble in-store content and promotions roll-out is fully supported.
  • Launches reader immediately on Select from The Daily and My Library for books and subscriptions that have already been downloaded.
  • Reading Now takes customer straight into the last book page read without reformatting the content.
  • Displays the correct time on the status bar.
  • No longer unprompted to the home screen when pressing the arrow or the select button.
  • Displays correct error-message for pre-ordering books that are not yet available.

Source: nookDevs

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