Tech Bits: Updating Your Nook Color

Nook Color by Barnes and NobleThis past week, Barnes and Noble released the long-awaited software update to the Nook Color.  Like any software update, it’s rolled out to owners incrementally.  But Barnes and Noble also offers the ability to download the update file and install it manually.

The update gives users some great new capabilities:

  1. Apps that can be purchased directly on the Nook Color through the shop section.
  2. An internal email application that can be set up to send and receive emails as well as get “offline” viewing without having to go to web pages in the browser to use your email.
  3. Page turning “animation” (which is a scrolling feature) compared to a screen refresh when changing pages
  4. A selection of “Enhanced” ebooks which contain things like embedded video within the ebooks.
  5. Flash capability when viewing web pages.

So how do you get the update today?  It’s easy:

  1. Click here to go to the Nook Color support page to download the file to your computer. (save it to your desktop)
  2. Then follow the instructions on the support page under “Get Version 1.2.0 Today” on the support page.

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Author:Brad West

I live in Palm Coast, FL with my family and have assisted my local parish with our website and communications. Our parishes today can benefit a great deal from technology. Whether it's improving communications, community building, evangelizing, business operations, and much more; we have the tools today. To help provide some direction and advice to parishes and parishioners, I wrote and published an eBook titled "The Connected Church" which is available through Barnes and Noble (Nooks and Nook apps) as well as Amazon (Kindle and Kindle apps).
  • Craig

    Has anyone tried out the color Nook? How’s the reading experience compared to an iPad or a Kindle?

  • Brad

    The difficult part is making any comparison to reading experience between eInk and LCD touch displays. eInk is paperlike (i.e. Kindle and Nook) and is great for reading everywhere. In comparison to the iPad, I prefer the 7″ display because it’s more comfortable to hold. The touch style displays add in nice features when reading like touching a word to easily look up a definition, ease of highlighting and adding notes, etc. It really comes down to personal preferences in my opinion.