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Yada_Yada
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1.4 Update in December

I was at my BN store this evening and was told by the Nook tech that the update is definately coming this month. He said that they have been assured that it is coming. They do not have a date but the scuttle is that it will be around Christmas for the release.

 

He also confirmed that the upgrade will contain NetFlix, an update to Flash and an increase in speed. [not sure how they can do that]

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Wild_images
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Re: 1.4 Update in December

Yawn...........

 

 

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japerry
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Re: 1.4 Update in December

I have a bridge for sale too...

 

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Re: 1.4 Update in December

 Being dense by nature, but in retail for 30+ years. I have to wonder how much sense that  makes.

  The new NT, tens of thousands sold by QVC alone (mostly as Holiday gifts) has to be a tech-support issue in-the-making as it is. NOW they're releasing the 1.4 update in December (?) that could easily cause greater headaches.

 Kind of a tech-support "perfect storm" nightmare scenario.

 

 It'll be fun to watch:smileysad:....

 

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L1nuxFr34k
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Re: 1.4 Update in December

NT Already have the 1.4 update.  Its the Nook Colors that will be getting 1.4 this month.

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Re: 1.4 Update in December

lHave to ask, how and where did you get this update. carol

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MDD73
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Re: 1.4 Update in December


cmpetronelli wrote:

lHave to ask, how and where did you get this update. carol


Nook Tablet comes with 1.4 already installed.  Nook Color is waiting for it to be released. 

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Re: 1.4 Update in December

Hi. Two weeks ago I went to the Barnes and Noble store and the person that was selling the new nook tables told me that the update for the nook color will be release last week. Also he mention that the update was suppose to be release the week of the 20th in november  As we can see there is no update yet. I wish they are more serious at the moment of giving information to the costumers. If they are working on the update, they could put more realistic deadlines instead of just saying coming soon. The way they measure soon it is interesting. By next week it will be more than a month. Maybe we should assume that soon means within a year.

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Re: 1.4 Update in December

"Nook Tablet comes with 1.4 already installed.  Nook Color is waiting for it to be released"

 

why couldnt the update come out when the table has i feel like im gettting jipped on my money as well as my time.

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Perry_Mason
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Re: 1.4 Update in December

These posts remind me of the Second Hand News segment from Saturday Night Live.

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Wild_images
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Re: 1.4 Update in December

Well, B&N is really not under any "obligation" to provide you with an update....so your really aren't getting jipped.

 

On the other hand, when they put out the Viagra Update notice on their web site (I mean, like the 1.2 update, these things have been 'coming soon' for so long they have to be medically enhanced) they bring this heat upon themselves. They should just take the notice down.  

 

The fact that you are upset doesn't matter because no one from B&N reads these silly blogs.   They have your money, they have you buying apps and books, and no amount of griping is going to make a bit of difference because they will never see it.  Never.   Ever.   These blogs are the best thing that ever happened to B&N.    A place to vent, get actual knowledgeable help, and it cost them next to nothing.   I'm surprised that when you call CS they don't just direct you to these boards.  

 

Look at it like this.   IF B&N cared what anyone thought, they would be truthful in their advertising of the Nook Color and Tablet.   They have 1539 ???  Apps.   They "advertise" thousands of must have apps"   1539 is not even close to "thousands" , but again, they don't care.  It got you to spend your money, and they are happy even if you are not.....

 

 

 

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Re: 1.4 Update in December

Looks like December is out the window.  The website says it is now "coming soon"

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Re: 1.4 Update in December


Wild_images wrote:

Well, B&N is really not under any "obligation" to provide you with an update....so your really aren't getting jipped.

 

On the other hand, when they put out the Viagra Update notice on their web site (I mean, like the 1.2 update, these things have been 'coming soon' for so long they have to be medically enhanced) they bring this heat upon themselves. They should just take the notice down.  

 

The fact that you are upset doesn't matter because no one from B&N reads these silly blogs.   They have your money, they have you buying apps and books, and no amount of griping is going to make a bit of difference because they will never see it.  Never.   Ever.   These blogs are the best thing that ever happened to B&N.    A place to vent, get actual knowledgeable help, and it cost them next to nothing.   I'm surprised that when you call CS they don't just direct you to these boards.  

 

Look at it like this.   IF B&N cared what anyone thought, they would be truthful in their advertising of the Nook Color and Tablet.   They have 1539 ???  Apps.   They "advertise" thousands of must have apps"   1539 is not even close to "thousands" , but again, they don't care.  It got you to spend your money, and they are happy even if you are not.....

 



Well, yes & no - in the 6mo I've had my NC - I've bought ONE app - a short game on sale for $.99. Nothing else, and I won't. When I can buy AB Rio for my iPhone @ .99, and it is THREE times more expensive on my NC... guess where I'm spending?

 

Likewise for books - I have bought about a dozen books since June from bn.com... I've bought 5 times that from other websites that I previously read or converted-to-read (with Calibre) on my phone. Why? Cost. I do understand why they don't discount more books - but likewise w/ my reading speed & amount of commuting time, I can't afford to pay $8-10 consistently for a PB book I could have on dead-tree paper for 10-50% less.

 

So really, BN isn't making mad loads of money off me, and they won't until they DO have "thousands of must-have apps" - like a program I can jot notes down (like the iOS "notepad"), for a comparable cost. Even more insulting is that they offer programs that are available in the Android Marketplace for a cost higher on the NC.

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Re: 1.4 Update in December


VAharleygirl wrote:

Wild_images wrote:

Well, B&N is really not under any "obligation" to provide you with an update....so your really aren't getting jipped.

 

On the other hand, when they put out the Viagra Update notice on their web site (I mean, like the 1.2 update, these things have been 'coming soon' for so long they have to be medically enhanced) they bring this heat upon themselves. They should just take the notice down.  

 

The fact that you are upset doesn't matter because no one from B&N reads these silly blogs.   They have your money, they have you buying apps and books, and no amount of griping is going to make a bit of difference because they will never see it.  Never.   Ever.   These blogs are the best thing that ever happened to B&N.    A place to vent, get actual knowledgeable help, and it cost them next to nothing.   I'm surprised that when you call CS they don't just direct you to these boards.  

 

Look at it like this.   IF B&N cared what anyone thought, they would be truthful in their advertising of the Nook Color and Tablet.   They have 1539 ???  Apps.   They "advertise" thousands of must have apps"   1539 is not even close to "thousands" , but again, they don't care.  It got you to spend your money, and they are happy even if you are not.....

 



Well, yes & no - in the 6mo I've had my NC - I've bought ONE app - a short game on sale for $.99. Nothing else, and I won't. When I can buy AB Rio for my iPhone @ .99, and it is THREE times more expensive on my NC... guess where I'm spending?

 

Likewise for books - I have bought about a dozen books since June from bn.com... I've bought 5 times that from other websites that I previously read or converted-to-read (with Calibre) on my phone. Why? Cost. I do understand why they don't discount more books - but likewise w/ my reading speed & amount of commuting time, I can't afford to pay $8-10 consistently for a PB book I could have on dead-tree paper for 10-50% less.

 

So really, BN isn't making mad loads of money off me, and they won't until they DO have "thousands of must-have apps" - like a program I can jot notes down (like the iOS "notepad"), for a comparable cost. Even more insulting is that they offer programs that are available in the Android Marketplace for a cost higher on the NC.



If you root it or use CM7 AB RIo is free. Along with a lot of other stuff that B&N charges for.

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Re: 1.4 Update in December


scosgt wrote:


If you root it or use CM7 AB RIo is free. Along with a lot of other stuff that B&N charges for.



Well yeah - and that's why some of my OT is going towards a N2A card. But NC users shouldn't have to root/sideload another OS in order to get software for free or same-price they're paying elsewhere.

 

As a consumer, that's just insulting. It's not even like it's a matter of Apple-only vs NC... it's open-Android vs closed-Android. If the Android app = $3 vs Apple $1, ooook.... but NC vs And Mrkt? That's just not right.

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Re: 1.4 Update in December

If the update comes in the next week, lots of whiners in this thread are gonna look like such idiots.

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Perry_Mason wrote:

These posts remind me of the Second Hand News segment from Saturday Night Live.



For me, it's the "Twilight Zone".  It's clearly past "The Outer Limits".

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Re: 1.4 Update in December

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Wild_images wrote:
1539 is not even close to "thousands".....

 


Yes, it is: rounded to the nearest thousand, one thousand five hundred thirty-nine becomes two thousand.  And while one thousand is singlular, two thousands are plural, and therefore an "s" is appended.

 

Just sayin' :smileyhappy:

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Re: 1.4 Update in December


so_death_bye wrote:

"Nook Tablet comes with 1.4 already installed.  Nook Color is waiting for it to be released"

 

why couldnt the update come out when the table has i feel like im gettting jipped on my money as well as my time.


How are you getting jipped?  Unless you just bought a NC in the past few weeks when it was advertised as getting the 1.4 upgrade "soon", you have in your hands what B&N advertised when you bought it.  The 1.4 update will add some really nice features to your NC, hopefully making it a better device than it was at the time you purchased yours.  The 1.4 upgrade is free.  (Try getting Windows 8 for free for the laptop you bought a year before it is released.)

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Re: 1.4 Update in December

Well, I would rather they get it right than fast.  Personally, I remember the days of Microsoft promising new software/updates and it getting pushed back and pushed back.  I also believe I remember an instance when Bill Gates was demo-ing something new and the computer blue screened on him.

 

I think providing specific dates for any type of update is akin to the ob Dr providing you with a specific date your baby will be born and then getting upset when the baby doesn't arrive on time.  Things happen, testing doesn't go like it should, so it gets backed up.

 

I figure it this, it'll get here when it get's here.