Nook Update Released, Brings Promised In-Store Reading
With all the focus on Android-base cell phones, sometimes it's easy to forget that Android lives other places too. And one of those places is the Barnes & Noble nook (hey, THEY spell it with a lower-case "n" - don't complain to me) eBook reader.
While the nook may have started out with a bit of buginess, Barnes & Noble has been releasing updates fairly regularly. In fact there's another one available now, and Version 1.3 at last brings the "Read in Store" function to the device.
With "Read in Store," you can, well, read in the store - any of the digital books that Barnes & Noble offers, in fact. But when you leave the building, the content stays behind, trapped in the store and not on your nook.
Still though, that's pretty damn cool when you think about it. Roll down to your local store, grab a coffee, and read as much of any book in the digital library as you want - as long as it doesn't take more than an hour, which is the max per book. And when you get bored of being smart, you can take advantage of the other changes to the OS: the addition of Chess and Sudoku games. Oh, they've also added a beta web browser, for those that want to browse the web in vibrant grayscale.
You can grab the update here.