This morning, the NOOK Color’s software was finally updated with a slew of new features, courtesy of the 1.2 update. To sum up, the 1.2 update more or less helps unleash the NOOK Color’s potential to become a full-fledged tablet. The 1.2 update includes several new enhancements, including a fully functioning email client, support for Adobe Flash player and Adobe Air, as well as the ability to purchase apps. At launch there are already 125 apps available, including popular apps like Epicurious, Angry Birds and Pulse.
With this update, the underlying Android OS has also been updated to Android 2.2 (Froyo). This OS update brings with it several system improvements, including better browser performance. NOOK Kids has also been updated with new Read and Play titles that bring animation, activities and stories together. Also, they’ve added NOOK Books Enhanced which offers in-page video and audio on special titles. Navigation in magazines has also been improved. Finally, they’ve added NOOK Friends (beta) which lets you see what your friends are reading, swap books with LendMe, share recommendations and discover new titles.