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Subject: Nook B&W (First Edition) Software Upgrade--Available now
Date Posted: 6/8/2011 4:26 PM ET
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My B&W Nook software upgraded today.  Did anyone else get an upgrade?  I've been trying to find something about it on the website, but I can't find anything.  The software upgrade page doesn't look like it's be changed.

Edited to add:  I now have software version 1.6.0.  Online the faq is for 1.5.



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Date Posted: 6/8/2011 10:04 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/9/2011 2:50 AM ET
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Nancy, it found me.  I had my Nook on doing something when a little box appeared at the bottom of my screen that said "downloading software upgrade" or something of that nature.  It downloaded, then it installed myself.

I think you can select upgrade from the Nook and force an upgrade.

I haven't noticed anything different, but i wonder if this might be preparation to work with the My Nook features that it says on the website as "coming soon".  Something about being able to access all your ereaders from you computer (if I read it correctly).

Date Posted: 6/9/2011 1:08 PM ET
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Nancy and all,

The Nook page has been updated.  This is what the page says:

"Software update version 1.6 includes minor system updates for your NOOK 1st Edition. The software update ver1.6 for NOOK 1st Edition will be automatically downloaded to devices that are registered and connected to Wi-Fi®, beginning the week of June 6th and over the coming weeks. (Note: This update will not be distributed via the 3G network.) For an automatic Wi-Fi update, you may need to tap 'Check for new B&N content' in the My Library area in order to initiate the update. The software update is also available immediately via a manual download offered here. Please refer to the instructions below for the manual download. To check the current software version of your NOOK 1st Edition, please click here for additional instructions."