What does it fix? Some user observations from blogs & twitter:
- No more long "formatting book" when you start reading (YEAH).
- Read option is gone from book selection in library menu
- Page numbers have been moved to the bottom of the screen
- The clock is now in the upper right corner of screen when reading
- Snappier page turns
- Faster UI in the color screen
Checkout this Great YouTube Video on 1.1 Update
So what do you think of the update? Hope for the nook yet? :)
Has the nook slowness caught up to the iPhone reader application (B&N Reader)? Take a look at this screen - Waiting for page ....
If you've used the B&N Reader program you've seen this screen. It happens anytime you click on a table of contents link or change the font. In this case I changed the font and it took my phone almost 2 minutes to complete this operation. The Kindle application instantly re-sized my font and follows document links flawlessly.
Problem with the ePub format? The software? Did the Fictionwise team (that wrote this eReader app) code the software for the nook? Curious minds want to know!
B&N has to make this stuff "just work" before they go down as the Microsoft of eReader platforms!
Updated 12/22/09 based on latest firmware changes and rooting news
What's this "rooting" the nook all about? Rooting is the process by which you can take control of a machine and get complete system rights as the "root" or super user. "root" is the name of the super user in the Unix/Linux-based operating systems (like the Google Android that runs the nook).
Before you dismiss the crude mode of taking control of your nook consider that this is how the iPhone unlocking/jailbraking started! Knowing how the device works, and how to override the system code that B&N put on it, is the first step to having a nook that can run other applications on it (think Google Reader or a Web Browser).
Realistically apps may need to be modified to use e-Ink and color screens differently. Current applications like the browser and Pandora draw across the entire two screens, but only the bottom one is a touch screen. Controlling many of these apps requires connecting to your PC and using remote control software so you can use your mouse as an input device.
Should I root my nook?
Most end users will screw up their nook or complete the rooting and not be able to do anything new or interesting. The best bet is to wait for the nookdev folks to get some good apps working well with the color screen for navigation. Even then you may want to wait for a new way to root the nook. The current method requires taking apart the nook. I'm hopeful at some point there will be a software solution to rooting the nook like the iPhone jailbreaking. Once there are some apps and a software rooting process end-users may want to consider trying it. For now I'd recommend you spend your time enjoying a new eBook on your nook!
So the question to B&N is, "are you going to make this a stable platform for it's primary purpose?" I think they answer is "YES" they will (it's in their financial interest). The next question is, "are you ready to support the nook as a platform for more than reading eBooks?" Based on recent interviews B&N has given I think the answer to this is also "YES". So why does rooting the nook matter? The reason it matters is it will keep the pressure on B&N to open up the platform. We now know a lot more about the platform and the hardware it uses. In addition, this will also gives developers a head start on developing programs in Java using the Android software development kit (SDK) with the nook (the part I'm interested in personally).
Keep an eye out here, we'll let you know when the nook hacks are ready for you as the end-user. Hopefully B&N will beat the hacking community to it by providing a stable eReader platform that's open to applications (not holding breath).
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