Owners of Barnes & Nobleâ€™s Nook Color tablet will be pleased to know their device has not been forgotten even with the release of the $250 Nook Tablet. A new update has been released that will add a number of new features and apps to the popular device.
The new update, version 1.4.1, is reportedly Barnes & Nobleâ€™s attempt at trying to narrow the differences between the Nook Color and Amazonâ€™s best-selling Kindle Fire. Nook Color buyers who have already registered their device will likely get notifications for the update within the week. But for those who are eager to check out what the new update will offer, they can do a manual install of the update by downloading the update file directly on to their PC. Connecting the Nook Color to their PC using the USB cable will allow them to do the update on their own.
Among the new add-ons to Nook Color are: Netflix, Nook Comics and Page Perfect Nook Books â€“ which is for books that will keep its original print layouts. As for new features, the update will now allow for landscape and portrait reading, the ability to choose more font sizes, the addition of a built in dictionary that has a direct lookup feature, and certain enhancements under the hood that will make the Nook Color run faster. In total, about 100 different changes will be made with the new update.
This significant update to Nook Color may not just be regarded as a way of trying to compete with the Kindle Fire but also an attempt to bring the Nook Color within the realm of the Nook Tablet.
Originally posted on December 13, 2011 @ 6:18 pm