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    NOOK Color Update 1.4

    Alex Garcia

      Hi everyone

       

      Starting today, NOOK Color owners have access to firmware version 1.4, our largest software update ever, that makes the award winning NOOK Color even better. With over 100 feature enhancements, you’ll now be able to access  top video and music services, even more popular apps, NOOK Comics™ and so much more.

       

      In addition, the software update makes it easier than ever to find great new content with a new, enhanced shop experience.  With just a tap, you can shop the redesigned NOOK Store to find your next great read, kids’ book, newsstand title or app—plus get recommendations.  And in response to customer feedback, you can now read books in both portrait or landscape and adjust the text with even more font sizes to choose from. These are just some of the new, exciting features to enjoy on NOOK Color with our v1.4.1 software update—read our full press release here.

       

      You can sideload the update here immediately at no cost: www.nookcolor.com/update. The free over the air (OTA) delivery to customers connected to Wi-Fi begins this week.

       

      As always, reach out to me with questions or comments

        • 1. Re: NOOK Color Update 1.4

          Everybody's wanting others to report what's different...  is there any way we could just get the patch notes?

          • 2. Re: NOOK Color Update 1.4

            Personally I don't care what edition of "Android" it runs under as long as it's solid, performs quickly and allows access to the apps I'd like to purchase.

             

            That stated, I'm really wanting the "Milk Toast" edition :smileyhappy:

            • 3. Re: NOOK Color Update 1.4
              orb9220

              SeaFractor wrote:

              Personally I don't care what edition of "Android" it runs under as long as it's solid, performs quickly and allows access to the apps I'd like to purchase.

               

              That stated, I'm really wanting the "Milk Toast" edition :smileyhappy:


              Yep Milk Toast is Ok! But the Real Speed Enhancements doesn't com till "Ovaltine" edition!" :smileytongue:

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              • 4. Re: NOOK Color Update 1.4

                Oh no. Please don't tell me Nook Color is going to be getting the awful and ugly shop the Nook Tablet has? Ugh. I hate not being able to look at ALL of the apps at the same time and then search for the new free apps.

                • 5. Re: NOOK Color Update 1.4

                  With regard to the menu screen, I liked the previous version where I could press the icon at the bottom middle of the touch screen to bring up the menus.  Now that is gone and I have to press the Nook logo.  Honestly I would rather press the touch screen rather than the mechanical button.  Mechanical buttons have a way of wearing out and not working.  Any way to bring back the home icon on the touch screen?  Perhaps in your next release?

                   

                  -- Scott

                  • 6. Re: NOOK Color Update 1.4

                    Yes, I just noticed that in the Ap store and was a little turned off.

                     

                    However, I do love that my magazines are now stacked, I can turn books horizontal and I love that the "n" button brings up the navigation bar and then double click the "n" button and it goes home.  Seems better so far...

                    • 7. Re: NOOK Color Update 1.4

                      i just downloaded the new update and it worked on my first try lol...now to explore and have fun lol i been waiting for the newtflix update 

                      • 8. Re: NOOK Color Update 1.4
                        CharFL

                        i love it that i can now DELETE books directly from my nookcolor..sideloaded or downloaded from B&N...instead of archiving it...you now have the option to delete it if you choose!!

                         

                        but i totally HATE having to push the N button instead of using the arrow as before on the touchscreen....totally HATE it!

                         

                        would love to have a work around for this...

                        have found that adding "media shortcuts" to the home screen is not really a solution....

                        nice feature, but so does not eliminate the need to push the N to get to home screen....

                         

                        i really, really, really HATE having to press the N over & over & over......it is totally going to wear out way too soon with this "added upgraded feature"....

                         

                        did i mention i hate it! hahahaha

                        but i LOVE begin able to delete! :smileyhappy:

                        • 9. Re: NOOK Color Update 1.4

                          sjsAV wrote:

                          With regard to the menu screen, I liked the previous version where I could press the icon at the bottom middle of the touch screen to bring up the menus.  Now that is gone and I have to press the Nook logo.  Honestly I would rather press the touch screen rather than the mechanical button.  Mechanical buttons have a way of wearing out and not working.  Any way to bring back the home icon on the touch screen?  Perhaps in your next release?

                           

                          -- Scott


                          That is my thinking also. I may be old fashioned, but I also feel like the more you click on a mechanical button, the more likely it's going to wear out.

                          • 10. Re: NOOK Color Update 1.4
                            Mark_OB1

                            BN_AlexG wrote:

                             

                            > Starting today, NOOK Color owners have access to firmware version 1.4, our largest software update ever, that makes the award winning NOOK Color even better.

                             

                            This is really great, Alex.  Thanks for the heads-up. 

                             

                            > With over 100 feature enhancements... <

                             

                            Can we get a list of those?  Thanks!

                             

                             > These are just some of the new, exciting features to enjoy on NOOK Color with our v1.4 software update. <

                             

                            You said that twice.  You said that twice.  :smileyhappy:

                             

                            - Mark

                             

                            • 11. Re: NOOK Color Update 1.4
                              Mark_OB1

                              talkgirl7 wrote:

                               

                              > now to explore and have fun lol i been waiting for the newtflix update <

                               

                              That is really great!  Now all they have to do is get Tadpole Theater out, and we'll be all set.  :smileyvery-happy:

                               

                              - Mark

                               

                               

                              • 12. Re: NOOK Color Update 1.4

                                Man, if they offer newtflix then they will have to offer romneycinema and obamavision just to give equal time.

                                 


                                Mark_OB1 wrote:

                                talkgirl7 wrote:

                                 

                                > now to explore and have fun lol i been waiting for the newtflix update <

                                 

                                That is really great!  Now all they have to do is get Tadpole Theater out, and we'll be all set.  :smileyvery-happy:

                                 

                                - Mark

                                 

                                 




                                • 13. Re: NOOK Color Update 1.4

                                  PROS

                                  - I love that I can turn books sideways.  

                                  - Love that I can delete sideloaded books!  

                                  - If I can figure out how to use Netflix, I'll be quite happy.

                                  - I like having more options for shading and typeface on books!

                                   

                                  CONS

                                  - The spacing on books have changed.  I'm undecided on that one.

                                  - HATE the new navigation in the store.  It's clunky, crowded, I can't choose my way of sorting like I used to, and overall a poor user experience.

                                  - But more than anything, I hate having to use the N button for everything.  It was much easier to just touch the screen, especially if I'm doing something one handed (cooking, crafting, petting the dog, or just lying comfy in bed).  Not to mention there's very few moving parts in the Nook Color and they seem to not be very hearty, so I'm loathe to have to put it to use so much more.  Not to mention, if the N button should malfunction, I would have no way to navigate.  I would have a $250 brick.

                                   

                                  OTHER:

                                   - Reserving judgement regarding Netflix and Hulu until I can get them to load.  Are there apps I need, or just go to the sites?

                                   

                                  SUMMARY:

                                   - Some good, some bad.  But most of all, I would very, very much like a patch to return navigation with the N button back it to the way it was, or at least make it a preference, as it's actually enough to make me want to roll back to 1.3.

                                   

                                  QUESTION: What's the lock icon on some books for?

                                  • 14. Re: NOOK Color Update 1.4

                                    I also agree about a patch to make the N button thing optional...

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