We're still waiting for Barnes & Noble to expand the Nook Color app offerings and open a Nook app store for the device. But in the meantime the company has released a small but somewhat significant firmware upgrade that fixes some bugs and adds a few new features highlighted by the ability to pinch-and-zoom in the Web browser.
On its Nook Web site, Barnes & Noble has the following message:
Barnes & Noble is providing a minor update to NOOKcolor firmware that will improve NOOKcolor's Wi-Fi connectivity; improve Home and Shop performance; add the ability to pinch and zoom in browser; enhance the reading experience for magazines and children's books; add a text banner to easily identify NOOK kids Read To Me books; and other general bug fixes and performance improvements. The software update is available immediately via a manual download and will also be delivered via an automatic download for devices connected to Wi-Fi, over the next few days.
The update had yet to automatically download to our Nook Color review unit as of this morning so we went ahead and did the manual install and it went off without a hitch.… Read more