Nook Firmware Update Adds Android Apps, Browser


Barnes & Noble recently rolled out a firmware update to their nook e-book reader and it features some nice changes. This latest version (v1.3) now features a  pair of Android games – Chess and Sudoku, as well as a beta web browser.  The browser comes as a result of may users asking to log into public WiFi spots that require authentication via a webpage. One of the biggest changes to the nook is the new “Read in Store” feature which will let users read complete eBooks in Barnes & Noble stores.  Other improvements include faster book loading, page turning, and an updated home screen.  Of course there are also the requisite bug fixes and tweaks that come with nearly every firmware release.

Please note that the update must be done over WiFi as it’s not being supported via a 3G connection.  If you are a nook owner, it’s suggested you head here to grab the firmware update with your device.

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  • khay

    thank you so much for info :p

  • sandy

    Nook app not very useful since it doesn’t coordinate page you’re reading between Nook and phone.