NOOK.JPGIn our biggest update since we launched NOOK a year ago, we will dramatically increase NOOK 3G and NOOK Wi-Fi‘s page turn speed and deliver the features and performance enhancements most-requested from all of you! 


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


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 and download the app from an Android device by searching “NOOK” in the Android Marketplace.

by Kerc on ‎10-18-2010 01:10 PM

Excellent news!

by Jim_A on ‎10-18-2010 01:11 PM

should you need a beta tester.....

by Lizah on ‎10-18-2010 01:13 PM

Very exciting, especially the custom library organization. That will be excellent!!

by mykoffee on ‎10-18-2010 01:19 PM

Thanks B&N!


by jbaFL on ‎10-18-2010 01:19 PM

This will be great!  Library organization - just what I want more than anything.  Can hardly wait.

by sjbCA on ‎10-18-2010 01:21 PM

Where are you all finding out more information about what this will entail????

by cariengon on ‎10-18-2010 01:22 PM

Hooray!!  The not able to sync between devices is what I considered the biggest downfall!  Now I won't have to carry it with me to work when I want to read a bit during my lunch hour....

by merlotea on ‎10-18-2010 01:23 PM

Looking forward to it happening.

by jbaFL on ‎10-18-2010 01:24 PM


1st paragraph above - that's all I've read so far, but it is exciting

by cmichaelcook on ‎10-18-2010 01:25 PM

Great news, B&N. Thanks for your efforts to keep the Nook the best ereader on the market!

by jbaFL on ‎10-18-2010 01:27 PM


Sorry - 2nd paragraph

by mc-reader on ‎10-18-2010 01:27 PM

Looking forward to it, especially the syncing feature between the devices.  I have the app on my pc both at work and at home, even if I never go anywhere without my NOOK.  But often I will want to take a few minutes to read on one of my PCs rather than open my NOOK which I use for longer reading periods.  :smileyhappy:

by StephieJo on ‎10-18-2010 01:32 PM


Paul_Hochman wrote:


The 1.5 update includes improved search on the device, customized B&N Library organization and password protection.


Does this mean that we'll get improved organization in our B&N library, but not in the "My Documents" library?


by ElleyKat on ‎10-18-2010 01:35 PM

Please specify - are we getting better organization for the My Documents library? IT NEEDS IT DESPERATELY!!

by PittHockey on ‎10-18-2010 01:36 PM

It has page syncing, but what about note or highlight syncing?


Otherwise, thanks for at least informing us on what is going on.