Nook Gets Faster Page Turning, Sync Across Devices With 1.5 Firmware Update Next Month

Good news for Nook owners. Barnes & Noble plans to release a hefty firmware update in November, version 1.5 (version 1.4 is there right now), that will, and I quote, “enhance the overall reading experience and performance” of the device(s). The biggest enhancement appears to be an increase in page turn speed. So if you’ve ever thought to yourself, “You know, these pages turn fast, but what if they turned even faster?” then you’re in luck.

There’s a few other changes, including password protection—don’t want anyone knowing you’re reading City Under The Sand, do you?—, better search, and page syncing across your various Nook devices and applications. So, if you’re reading Whatever at home on your Nook, but then read a few pages on your phone while at lunch, when you come home it’ll be all synced up.