Updated Nook Color’s Smart Tablet Strategy

Barnes & Noble released a software update for its popular Nook Color eReader on Tuesday that expands magazine offerings and features while also adding parental controls to the device’s Web browser. The company says version 1.3 of the Nook Color software improves Wi-Fi connectivity in addition to bringing other performance improvements. Current Nook Color owners will be prompted by the on-device software update mechanism, but users can download version 1.3 directly to a computer and install it manually, too.

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