Here’s some good news for you Barnes & Noble nook owners; you can expect a major update for your beloved eBook reader in November.
Barnes & Noble will continue to enhance the overall reading experience and performance of its award-winning, bestselling NOOK eBook Readers with a major update coming in November.
In its biggest update yet since NOOK was launched one year ago, Barnes & Noble will dramatically increase NOOK 3G and NOOK Wi-Fi‘s page turn speed and deliver the features and performance enhancements most-requested from NOOK customers. These include improved search on the device, customized Barnes & Noble Library organization and password protection. The update also includes the ability to read continuously 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 free NOOK app for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android smartphone or PC to pick up where you left off. And when you’re reunited with your NOOK eReader again, 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 www.NOOK.com/support.
With its paper-like display and color touch screen for navigation, NOOK continues to the most full-featured dedicated E-Ink eBook eReader on the market. NOOK customers can enjoy sharing books with friends using Barnes & Noble’s innovative LendMe™ technology, access to shop more than one million digital titles and much more. Additional NOOK information and images can be found here.
In other NOOK news, NOOK for Android, part of Barnes & Noble’s suite of free NOOK apps, will also be getting an update, 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 www.bn.com/nookforandroid and downloaded the app from an Android device by searching “NOOK” in the Android Marketplace.
As you may recall, the nook and I had a fairly unhappy relationship, but I know that there are plenty of you out there who love yours. If you are one of the happy owners, let me know what your favorite feature is.