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      • 15. Re: Nook color slow and choppy after update
        If you continue to have page turning unresponsiveness, which I think is probably due to lag, try doing a soft-restart of your nook (hold down the power button for 5 seconds until the screen goes black, and then turn it back on by holding the power button until the screen flashes on again).
        Then after the restart, don't open any apps but just a book and see if the page turning is back to normal or unresponsive.  If it is unresponsive, then there is something wrong with B&N software or your hardware (ie reader software, OS update, screen sensitivity)... otherwise probably one of the apps that you use is buggy and causing a memory leak- slowly eating up all of your Nook's RAM.

        furyu wrote:

        I noticed last night that page turning is much slower than it was. I sometimes have to tap 2-3 times before a page will turn whereas in 1.1 firmware, the flipping was nearly seamless.

         

        • 16. Re: Nook color slow and choppy after update

          Thanks, purpletatoe, for  your response.

           

          While I agree with your premise in many respects (certainly, it's true that resetting devices helps clear electrical static and likewise, clearing out file caches and processes greatly improves performance of computer equipment) and this may help some people in some cases, it cannot be the case for me because I have been unable to connect to the internet since this, my replacement NC, auto-updated to 1.2 last week.  Since then, I have not been able to connect, and thus, I have no access to apps.  I haven't even opened the Suduko or Crossword apps on the NC itself; and obviously, Pandora isn't working.  

           

          Doesn't sound like I am experiencing as great a lag in page-flipping response time as those above have reported; but there has been a noticeable decrease.  

           

           

           


          purpletatoe wrote:
          If you continue to have page turning unresponsiveness, which I think is probably due to lag, try doing a soft-restart of your nook (hold down the power button for 5 seconds until the screen goes black, and then turn it back on by holding the power button until the screen flashes on again). 
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          • 17. Re: Nook color slow and choppy after update
            That's too bad... I read your other post about suggested routers, I think that is your best solution.  However, what is the router that you currently have?  I have seen online that for some routers you can still get the nook to connect, it just requires specific security settings.  You can also double check that it is not a Nook Color hardware or software error by testing wifi connectivity at a free hotspot, like B&N brick and mortar or a starbucks.. or even turning your router's security off for a few minutes.
            In any case the slight page lag you mentioned (as others have) just seems to be a memory handling or CPU management issue... my first guess was that 3rd party app developers coded poorly resulting in too many memory leaks which would fill up the 512 MB of onboard RAM leading to poor performance... however it could be bad coding on B&N's side as well.  In your situation the page lag may be due to your nook constantly trying & failing to connect to the wifi network, this could be remedied by fixing your wifi problem or just turning off the nook's wifi ;-).
            But, it seems like you'll be getting a new router soon and that should fix your problem. -I do not want to defend B&N whole-heartedly (because I don't know if they're at fault), but even Apple products (eg their Macbook Pro line) have wifi issues with certain routers as well that were never really resolved.. so even the best software engineers / products can be hampered by poorly developed 3rd party hardware-routers.

            furyu wrote:

            ... I have been unable to connect to the internet since this, my replacement NC, auto-updated to 1.2 last week.  Since then, I have not been able to connect, and thus, I have no access to apps.  I haven't even opened the Suduko or Crossword apps on the NC itself; and obviously, Pandora isn't working.  

             

            Doesn't sound like I am experiencing as great a lag in page-flipping response time as those above have reported; but there has been a noticeable decrease.  

             


             

            • 18. Re: Nook color slow and choppy after update

              Hi... purpletatoe.  Thanks for weighing in.

               

              I have a Belkin N1 and it connects with all the other devices in my household.

               

              I have tried changing various settings, changing WPA/WPA2 to WEP, and then disabling both security settings and going 'open'.  Everything anyone here has suggested, I've tried.

              Nothing has worked.

               

              I live in a small rural area and I don't know of any open-wifi areas, like a coffee shop, or some such.  We did have a State park here that offered wi-fi for awhile but due to economic woes, they've discontinued that.

               

              I've tried connecting to some neighbors' routers, no luck there either.  

               

              This is a replacement NC; it came with firmware 1.0.1 which I later updated to 1.1.  It connected just fine (like my original one) prior to the auto-update to 1.2.  I'd left wi-fi off for about a week after I got the replacement, and then was attempting to download some books onto it and walked away.  Within just a window of 10-minutes, it auto-updated to 1.2 and from thereon, I haven't been able to connect. 

               

              I do keep it off Wi-Fi for battery reasons.   There is no point in keeping wi-fi on since it won't connect.  The page flipping isn't too bad.  Just a little annoying at this point.  I just wish that was the only issue I had with it.

               

              The thing about the router is that there doesn't appear to be any one specific router that is causing the problems. I really don't think this is a 'router' issue.  It's an NC issue.  The device apparently had wi-fi connection problems even before the update.  

               

              I've read of people having the problem with DLink, Linksys, Belkin, etc., and yet, I've heard of people with Belkin routers similar to mine who haven't had any connection problems.  So, I'm rather reluctant to replace my otherwise perfect router and have to change my entire set up simply for this NC and what happens if it still doesn't work? I'd have to order a router (limited availability where I live), and then if it still doesn't work, what?  Do I return the router? Pack it up, ship it back.  All these hassels.  It's going on one month now since this started... I've wasted a lot of time, and I'm not anxious to start wasting money too.

               

              So... I've got options, rolling back and rooting it being one option; another one is to wait until I get a permanent fix from BN.  I may be traveling to the BN store later this week (5 hours r/t) at which time I'll take my NC and my router and say to the Nook guy/gal, "here... fix it."    I want to take my router in so that I know it works with my router, and not just their inhouse system.  So, that's why I'm holding off on the rolling back & rooting it.  I know I can always do that.

               

              I've been able to download books to my 'classic' Nook.

               

              I agree; Apple and I suppose Amazon too has had their share of trouble with their products.  Technology is very complicated and to try to get so many disparate software & harware technologies to work together seamlessly, especially when there are proprietary issues in play, well... it's a real challenge for developers and IT personnel.  But I still have many complaints as to BN's handling of this whole update thing.  I'll spare you my repeating them!  

               

               

               

               

               

               

               


              purpletatoe wrote:
              That's too bad... I read your other post about suggested routers, I think that is your best solution.  However, what is the router that you currently have?  I have seen online that for some routers you can still get the nook to connect, it just requires specific security settings.  You can also double check that it is not a Nook Color hardware or software error by testing wifi connectivity at a free hotspot, like B&N brick and mortar or a starbucks.. or even turning your router's security off for a few minutes.
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              • 19. Re: Nook color slow and choppy after update

                I am pretty much in the same boat; i have flashed back to 1.1 and my library with 500 books loads smoothly with the no issues. Flash back to 1.2 and the library takes an entire evolution cycle to load. This has to be somehting with the new update; beyond that the browser has started to crash frequently on 1.2; my daughter loves watching tom and jerry on you tube so I was happy that I didnt' have to root the new OS and install the youtube app in order to do this.

                Looks like I am going to go back to 1.2 and root the device to stop it from auto updating to 1.2 version till they fix the slow library issue.

                 

                The best workaround I have found to this is instead of usinghte library, I go straight to "my files" and just directly load the book from the folders rather than depending on the library to laod.

                • 20. Re: Nook color slow and choppy after update

                  I HAVE BEEN HAVING THIS PROBLEM ALSO. IT HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR THE PAST TWO DAYS. THE PAGES TURN SLOWLY AND SOMETIMES IF FREEZES. IT ALSOTAKES FOREVER TO TURN TO THE PREVIOUS PAGE. IT IS SOOOO MUCH SLOWER NOW. I DON'T KNOW IF THE UPDATE WAS SUCH A GOOD IDEA.

                  KAYLA

                  • 21. Re: Nook color slow and choppy

                    I suddenly had this same issue get worse and worse. Apps stopped working, library wouldn't open. Nothing was working well. So I decided to undo the entire setup and start from scratch. This seems to be working. I am sure one of the apps is causing this issue. Some of the apps are probably trying to connect out, but its impossible to tell whats really running.

                     

                    So far this has helped. And I have not reinstalled all my apps.

                     

                    I was told that in Dec 2011 there will be another major upgrade for the device. I hope so. Its becoming annoying.

                    • 22. Re: Nook color slow and choppy

                      MRACH414 wrote:

                      I suddenly had this same issue get worse and worse. Apps stopped working, library wouldn't open. Nothing was working well. So I decided to undo the entire setup and start from scratch. This seems to be working. I am sure one of the apps is causing this issue. Some of the apps are probably trying to connect out, but its impossible to tell whats really running.

                       

                      So far this has helped. And I have not reinstalled all my apps.

                       

                      I was told that in Dec 2011 there will be another major upgrade for the device. I hope so. Its becoming annoying.


                      Just as phone apps can mess with your smartphone, I am sure an app can do the same thing to the NC. Not sure why this happens, but it does. Always think back to the last app you installed before the problems began, uninstall it, and see if the problems go away. I know it works wonders for Android phones.

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