February 5, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Nook owners should see an update to their ereader in the coming days (if not moments). According to Gizmodo and reports from a few users, Barnes & Noble is pushing a firmware update with several new enhancements fixes. Among the changes include a new way of loading pages that fades rather than turns on and off. This new method appears to load faster and “snappier” according to one Gizmodo reader.
A Barnes & Noble employee leaked the contents of the update this morning. A company-wide memo detailing the changes to Nook 1.2 firmware shows the full list of upgrades:
- Enhanced in-store seamless connectivity to enjoy free Wi-Fi, with More In Store content promotions exclusively for Nook owners
- Improved opening of eBooks and ePeriodicals
- Improved response to Reading Now and Settings buttons
- Current reading page and bookmarks on all eBooks are properly saved when you power your Nook off
- Eligible LendMe eBooks in your library have LendMe flags
- Easier navigation of daily subscriptions with issues rolled into one folder
- Improved “back” button functionality for navigating eBooks and ePeriodicals
- Personal files downloaded and displayed in My Documents can be sorted by author and title
- Overall system improvements and battery optimization.