June 1st update to add email and browser to Nook Simple Touch eReaders?

June 1st update to add email and browser to Nook Simple Touch eReaders?
Imagine having your simple eReader converted into a passable tablet with one update. If a leaked memo pans out, owners of the Barnes and Noble Nook Simple Touch will have email and web browsing features added to their eReader. The update takes the operating system to version 1.5. The update will be coming next month to both the Barnes and Noble Nook Simple Touch and Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight. Barnes and Noble last month updated the Android flavored Barnes and Noble Nook HD and Nook HD+ to allow both slates to access the Google Play Store.

The OTA update next month will bring web browsing capabilities to Barnes and Noble's entry level device for the first time. By adding to the functionality of the eReader, Barnes and Noble turns the Simple Touch into a low priced tablet that even those older non-tech users can employ. The update starts June 1st according to the memo, and includes a refreshed store, bug fixes and system improvements. The memo also says that customers may need assistance in-store.


source: TechCrunch via electronista

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5 Comments

1. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Imagine reading Fifty Shades of Grey when suddenly you had the urge to watch porn, but in a black and white screen.

3. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

It's an e-reader; it's not designed for videos.

2. XperiaPrince

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

Good for the one who bought the e-reader :)

4. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Kindle E-readers has had a simple browser for years. In fact it had free 3G.

5. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

The first version of the Nook had a simple browser (it was hidden) and 3G as well. If you recall, that Nook was released in November 2009.

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