Barnes and Noble pushes out nook firmware update v.1.5

There’s a new firmware version available for the Nook, version 1.5, and according to Barnes and Noble this is the largest update ever to the company’s eBook reader platform. New features include:

* Sync current reading position across devices
* Customizable folders and group content for My B&N Library
* Password protection option for purchases made on a Nook device
* Pass code security for the Nook

In addition, the new firmware brings about faster page turns up to 50 percent quicker than previous versions, improved search functionality that includes My Documents in the results, better battery life, and “other performance enhancements.”

The version 1.5 software applies to both 3G and Wi-Fi Nook devices and is available for download at


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