Saturday July 22 , 2017

Nook Color update 1.4.1 - Netflix and much more!

B&N has a new big update for the nook Color that contains a lot of new features as well as performance improvements. Here are some of the big ticket items in the update:
  • Access to streaming movies/TV via Netflix (you just have to download the app).
  • New nook Comics support.
  • Improvements to the book reading experience (read in portrait/landscape & more font sizes). Way nice.
  • PagePerfect™ NOOK Books™ - a whole new category of NOOK Books carefully crafted to keep the precision and beauty of their stunning print versions. Zoom in on pictures, and fluidly scroll through pages of beautiful cookbooks, art books, and more. 
  • Direct look-up of words in the built-in dictionary.
  • The nook button (n) has been revamped to pop-up and include more places.  Double tap home to get to the home screen.
  • The button for font changes in book reading is a small caret by page number.
  • Video support via Flash player.
  • Shop enhancements are nice and it runs faster (to me).

nook141So my impressions are that after an hour of playing this is a pretty solid update. The netflix streaming was nowhere as smooth as my iPad but it was usable. The shop app updates are nice. I know a LOT of people have been waiting for landscape reading and it seems to work well (2 column layout).  

You know, given how some devices I own have been abandoned (Galaxy Tab 7) I think it's great to see B&N hasn't left the nookColor in the dust as with their new nook Tablet on the scene :) 

If you don't want to wait for the update you can get more information and download it on the B&N site here.

If you have a rooted device or sideload apps you should wait before applying this update as B&N has closed sideloading. I think this is a huge mistake - but hopefully you'll be able to root this version soon and bypass that restriction.

 

Comments  

 
0 #7 Dave Brooks 2012-12-13 13:29
why is the NETFLIX APP (an actual working one - that does not require rooting or hacking) for the Nook Color, only available at the BN store? (cannot donwload without a credit card) which also applies to all books and other items they claim are FREE.
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0 #6 Dave Brooks 2012-12-13 13:26
seems the only place you can find a worable Netflix APP for the Nook Color, is thru its own store (BN) which requires you to have a credit card number (even though its supposed to be a free App). Someone should download the FREE APP and post it someplace, just to tick BN off and wake them up that such an app should not be restricted to just their site! (note: Netflix itself lets you know about the APP available but then directs you to the same BN store.
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0 #5 Rosalind Walker 2012-01-22 07:53
I have upgraded my nook to 1.4 can someone tell me how to watch netflix?
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0 #4 P-Nook 2012-01-16 15:38
I would also like to know how to save to my SD card. Also, when I download apps like games, the Nook tells mje not enough space and I have to archive some apps from my home page. Why? How can I drag or place these apps onto my sd card? Thanks. Paul
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0 #3 lupo1954 2012-01-14 21:54
I like the nook very much, but there are some points, I just can't understand. Maybe I'm not intelligent enough, because I'm just a German engineer, but here is what I think is somewhat strange.
1. Whenever the keyboard appears on the screen, there are not arrow keys?? Who wrote that SW???
2. What is the reason for being not able to install apps from the android marked?? Greed?? Does B&N really believes it is possible to stop the computer freaks from finding a way to hack the nooks until it is possible?? And how much of your resources you're willing to spend for a constant try to keep up with them??
3. Is there any logic reason for the non-existence of a "back" cursor in any of the menus, or a end application button??

I could probably write several more questions here, but I'm more than happy if I get decent answers to the above.

Lupo1954

Lupo1954
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-1 #2 Sal Minella 2012-01-14 15:06
place the nook between your butt cheeks and the files will be moved automatically
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+2 #1 Nancetta 2012-01-07 17:11
I LOVE my Nook Color. I've added an SD card, and it shows up. But how to I move files onto the SD card?
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