Barnes & Noble Nook Gets v1.2 Firmware Update

Folks who own a Barnes & Noble Nook will want to take note that the new Nook 1.2 firmware update is now available, and a leaked internal memo from Barnes & Noble also gives some information on the latest firmware update. According to some folks who have already installed v1.2 on the Nook, the benefits include the pages loading noticeable faster, and the touchscreen also seems more responsive. Aside from that, it’s not a ground-breaking feature, but it seems that the LCD-based buttons are now rounded, which might be more pleasant on your eyes. If you squint, you can read most of the text from the leaked memo, and it’s up to you what you make of the following improvements:

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  • 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.

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