Yesterday Barnes & Noble announced that the first software update to the Nook Color (version 1.1.0) would roll out to owners over the next few days. The update promises to improve Wi-Fi performance, enhance the reading experience for magazines and children’s books, adds the option to see passwords (or hide them) as you type in certain areas, and other small fixes and improvements. The one many users will appreciate the most is the ability to pinch to zoom in the browser.
Owners who don’t want to wait until the rolling OTA update comes to them can download the install package and update themselves. B&N a provided a helpful link to the file on the Nook Color support page. However, the directions are somewhat confusing/misleading. For those who’ve tried to apply the update and couldn’t, here’s a helpful guide:
After that you can enjoy the new pinch to zoom (which works, but isn’t as smooth as the Dolphin Browser).