23 Replies Latest reply on Jun 2, 2012 2:52 PM by Memon

    Update 1.4.2

      Anyone tried it yet? Update page just says "minor system enhancements" with no details.

        • Re: Update 1.4.2

          I just downloaded the update. Haven't really looked at it much. It looks like the NT got the update last week. Go to that forum and look for Dean Gibson's list of changes.

          • Re: Update 1.4.2
            BruceMcF

            I don't see a complete list at the Tablet forum, but the three changes that have been noticed are:

            • stock email app used to re-download emails that had been deleted ~ this has been fixed
            • there has been a problem in some apps with white-text on white-background menu labels, this has been fixed
            • there seems to be some updates to the stock on-screen keyboard.

             

              • Re: Update 1.4.2
                seacitylady

                What's with the large graphic of the "Donald" that came with the download?? Very weird. What are we suppose to do with this use it as wallpaper? Got to be a joke. Glad I noticed it before it got loaded onto my Nook. The Donald has been fired (delete).  

                • Re: Update 1.4.2
                  Memon

                  I've noticed 2 things recently and do not know if it is related to the 4.1.2 update, maybe someone else knows.  (1) In my library it has my authors and books all mixed up (2) the little icon in the bottom left is GONE! I used it as a backdoor to get into apps, the SD card, and my library...BECAUSE it was a way of using touch screen instead of the n button in the center bottom.  Where did it go? I miss it!

                • Re: Update 1.4.2
                  BruceMcF

                  According to a post in the Color apps section, there are also some changes under the hood that will shortly lead to a change that a number of people will notice:


                  JW63 wrote:

                  Just got off a chat and was told that Hulu is available with the new 1.4.2 update which was just released today.


                  ... I was thinking that would be sometime in the first quarter of 2012. I saw discussion in that forum that the Hulu app has been mostly Android 2.3 and up, which would explain why B&N needed to make some additions to the Android 2.2 based Nook Color system to support it.

                   

                  • Re: Update 1.4.2

                    Update came in via wifi last night. It says there are improvements in email and minor adjustments in system. The email does not seem to reload now, but I have not noticed anything else yet.

                      • Re: Update 1.4.2

                        Updated to 1.4.2 because I have been waiting for the Hulu app and it's still not available.  Anybody got any idea when it will be available?

                          • Re: Update 1.4.2
                            BruceMcF

                            blueyestm wrote:

                            Updated to 1.4.2 because I have been waiting for the Hulu app and it's still not available.  Anybody got any idea when it will be available?


                            News apps are normally rolled out Thursday or Friday, so I wasn't even going to be checkng until tomorrow. Also only have the one first-time poster with a fairly vague claim that it would be coming, with nothing actual definite on the date, so given that sometimes projects have last minute hiccoughs, I'd chill until next Friday if its not there by this Friday, before making any conclusions on whether that was real inside info.

                          • Re: Update 1.4.2

                            My email continues to reload, VERY annoying.

                          • Re: Update 1.4.2
                            Mine auto-updated about 20 minutes ago; so far I don't notice much difference.
                            • Re: Update 1.4.2

                              Okay Question....Since I behind the ball on applying updates.....is there a recommended Discussion Board that I should subscribe to so that I know that an update has been released?

                               

                                • Re: Update 1.4.2

                                  thatdbaclk wrote:

                                  Okay Question....Since I behind the ball on applying updates.....is there a recommended Discussion Board that I should subscribe to so that I know that an update has been released?

                                   


                                  Nothing that I know of. Seems that you don't really hear much about these sort of things until someone gets 'hit' by an update and then posts here about it. You would think that an official announcement might find it's way to someplace like the Announcements board....

                                    • Re: Update 1.4.2

                                      I've noticed two things...  my email is working as it should and when I am reading a book and click on the open book icon in the notification bar, I get an error message saying - sorry, that content is no longer available and I have to go to the book on my home screen and reopen it.  I haven't tried a restart but will now.

                                  • Re: Update 1.4.2
                                    Binksmom
                                    Just surprised by the latest update. Curious to see what is affected.
                                    • Re: Update 1.4.2
                                      luckygirlhl
                                      BN Is losing a fan, tired of replacing my charger, own up and issue a recall.The minor improvements with update, now I can't play videos displayed on my homepage. Thanks for the " enhancements",kindle is looking better by the minute.
                                      • Re: Update 1.4.2

                                        I'm surprised in this new release B&N did not address the option of having the soft home key verse using the Nook button.  That seemed to be the biggest source of comments after the previous release.  B&N are you listening to your customers?

                                         

                                        -- Scott

                                          • Re: Update 1.4.2
                                            BruceMcF

                                            sjsAV wrote:

                                            I'm surprised in this new release B&N did not address the option of having the soft home key verse using the Nook button.  That seemed to be the biggest source of comments after the previous release.  B&N are you listening to your customers?

                                             

                                            -- Scott


                                            Why is it suprising? I doubt that they are working on a soft button app, but it they were, having to put out a new release would put a project to develop a soft button app on hold.

                                             

                                            Obviously if they did a release that just put the soft button back in, as it was before, it would only unleash a whole new round of complaints from people who prefer it the way it is now. By contrast, if they were to do it as an app, then everyone would have a choice.

                                             

                                          • Re: Update 1.4.2

                                            One of the first things I noticed is that I lost ALL of my presets after 1.4.2 updated. Now my NC is stuck in Library mode only. I have done hard resets, factory resets, and it is still stuck in this mode. Also everything I had downloaded was lost when the update was finished, had to re-download everything again. This is very annoying and highly reminiscent of the windows update days before I got smart and dumped windows for Linux.