@5ivedom -- thanks for the tip on the Battery Watcher App. I downloaded it last night & it gives me what I want. I will also put it on my Nook Tablet to make comparisons.
The more I use the HD+ the more I like it. Reading is great, and I am getting used to the web interface. I see from other users that I lost the widgets when I downloaded the upgrade. I may go by the B&N store this afternoon to see if they have any wisdom, or any way of reverting back to the older OS version.
Will also see if the Android expert is there. He may have some tips on sideloading.
Anyone get a bluetooth keyboard to work? Can we get better color choices on the HD+ covers?
I spent hours playing on the web browser today and it wasn't laggy at all. And two words, ARTICLE VIEW, it's built into the stock web browser and I couldn't be happier.
I just ordered the Logitech K810 bluetooth keyboard and I'll be testing it on the Nook HD+ as soon as it comes it. I'll report back.
Just picked up HD+. Regitered in store. Took 10 mins. Very responsive, no lag. I put the anti glare screen protector on it. Kinda dulls the screen. Proly gonna remove it...Netflix sucks on it. Hope there adjustments in setting to make it work as well as it does on my NT... bit of a learning curve as far as navigating but not a big deal. Gonna play with it after work and post later with pros and cons as i see em
The one thing I do miss is my NT bezel. The HD+ has the same bezel as the NC.
There are two apps which allow one to work with MS Office documents (Word, Excell, PowerPoint): Quick Office Pro and Office Suite Professional 6. Both sell for $14.99. Because of the price, I feel I will get only one or the other. Would appreciate advice based on experience as to which is the better app for working with Word and PowerPoint documents and why.
Don't they have trials?
You should get a trial and see which you like better.
Also, I know for a fact that one of them was on sale for $1 earlier this year. If you can wait then they might be on sale for Holidays.
Also, whichever you get, the other might go on sale later.
Do a long hold on the photo thumbnail and when you release it, it will ask Save or View. Click Save and it will appear in your gallery.
This B&N SW update that is offered soon after HD+ powerup for the first time -- roughly how long does the download/install take for this ?
Thanks. (I'm expecting my HD+ to be delivered today).
I have Quick Office Pro. It works great! I think you can also purchase a PDF software with it also at a good price.
You asked...Is the web browsing on the HD as sluggish and laggy as reviews say? Or did they fix it with the software update?
HD+ seems fine to me. But what is sluggish, is this B&N Community site. Most sluggish I have ever been on.
Regarding Web Browsing:
Very Fast on HD+ for me. We have two and it's very fast on both.
Very Fast on HD. HD download speeds we actually found faster than HD+. Not sure why.
What I've heard (thanks to the person who shared the information) is that Nook HD+ and HD units sent tor reviewers were with Debugging Enabled (that's basically something to help developers find and fix bugs). So it wasn't just working - it was also constantly writing down information about what's going on.
That's why lots of reviewers complained about it being laggy. Imagine every single thing going on on the device constantly being reported on and written down.
Actual devices being sold don't have debugging on. So they are fast.
HD+ has a larger screen. So it isn't quite as fast when doing things like Scrolling through lists etc.
I'm having a little trouble setting up adb. I consider myself fairly tech-savvy but this is my first Android device so adb is completely foreign to me.
I'm following the instructions on the Nook Developer guide that has been posted here. I'm at 2.3 Install the Android SDK. I download the .zip file from the Android Developer website. The instructions tell me to "Double-click the .exe install file." I can't figure out which install file this is. When I open the folder that I unzipped, there are two subfolders-- eclipse and sdk, both with multiple subfolders and .exe files.
I'm using Windows 7 64-bit.
Any help would be appreciated, and please forgive my incompetency!
anyone know how to access the sd card?