New York - Barnes & Noble today released a major software upgrade for its Nook Color.
The bookseller added about 100 enhancements, including access to video through Netflix and Flixster; music via Pandora, Rhapsody Grooveshark and MOG; and apps to view comic books.
The update allows the Nook Color in e-reader mode to be read in portrait or landscape mode and users have pinch and zoom capability with the touchscreen.
Also included are Nook Recommendations, suggested titles by the reader's favorite authors; Nook Daily find, a special offer for Nook owners; Nook First, exclusive content from authors; New Release Tuesday, a weekly newsletter on bestsellers and the latest book releases.
The Nook Color now has access to Facebook and Twitter through Nook Friends. This allows owners to share their thoughts on books and magazines and borrow books from friends.