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Nook Simple Touch 1.5.0 Software Update - frogplate - 01 Jun 2013 12:49 PM

Has anyone had their Nook Simple Touch update to software version 1.5.0 yet?

Rumour has it that an over the air software update starting today, 1st June, will see the return of the Web browser, a new email client and an updated store. Here's an article by Tech Crunch that describes the rumoured changes.

Currently the B&N software update page is still referring to version 1.2.1 as being the latest.

Is this all wishful thinking or has the roll out begun? Certainly an improvement in the store would be most welcome!


RE: Nook Simple Touch 1.5.0 Software Update - gerrrymig - 01 Jun 2013 02:32 PM

Hi,
I contacted nook support today to ask the very same question and was told there is no confirmed date for the UK and just to keep checking the Nook Uk site.
I know that my Xoom tablet lagged behind the USA when updates were released, I never realised t was the same for a simple device like the Nook.

Here is a link to more details of the update, it looks like it's started but I think it's just the US ....
http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/The-NOOK-Blog/You-Asked-We-listened-NOOK-1-5-Update-is-Coming/ba-p/686942


RE: Nook Simple Touch 1.5.0 Software Update - frogplate - 01 Jun 2013 03:45 PM

(01 Jun 2013 02:32 PM)gerrrymig Wrote:  Here is a link to more details of the update, it looks like it's started but I think it's just the US ....
http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/The-NOOK-Blog/You-Asked-We-listened-NOOK-1-5-Update-is-Coming/ba-p/686942

Unfortunately that is a blog post from October 2010 referring to the software on the Nook 1st Edition (which is now up to version 1.7). For some reason B&N saw fit to only put the time on the post, not the date... rather misleading! You can see the post in context at http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/The-NOOK-Blog/bg-p/Unbound/date/10-1-2010 Sad


RE: Nook Simple Touch 1.5.0 Software Update - gerrrymig - 01 Jun 2013 03:53 PM

(01 Jun 2013 03:45 PM)frogplate Wrote:  
(01 Jun 2013 02:32 PM)gerrrymig Wrote:  Here is a link to more details of the update, it looks like it's started but I think it's just the US ....
http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/The-NOOK-Blog/You-Asked-We-listened-NOOK-1-5-Update-is-Coming/ba-p/686942

Unfortunately that is a blog post from October 2010 referring to the software on the Nook 1st Edition (which is now up to version 1.7). For some reason B&N saw fit to only put the time on the post, not the date... rather misleading! You can see the post in context at http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/The-NOOK-Blog/bg-p/Unbound/date/10-1-2010 Sad

So it is! I've searched the Internet and can only find references to the rumoured upgrade, nothing official. Looks like we will just have to keep waiting patiently


RE: Nook Simple Touch 1.5.0 Software Update - Icosphere - 04 Jun 2013 05:29 PM

News reported about the update here.

http://mobile.theverge.com/2013/5/19/4346708/nook-simple-touch-e-readers-to-add-web-browser-and-email-client

(04 Jun 2013 05:29 PM)Icosphere Wrote:  News reported about the update here.

http://mobile.theverge.com/2013/5/19/4346708/nook-simple-touch-e-readers-to-add-web-browser-and-email-client

Here's another report:
http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/20/nook-simple-touch-reportedly-getting-web-browser-email-client-o/