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NewsPoster May 19, 2013 08:18 PM
Nook Simple Touch eReaders to get web browser, email
Owners of Barnes & Noble's Simple Touch eReaders will be getting a couple of new features in the near future, if a memo leaked on Sunday bears out. The bookseller turned electronics manufacturer will be adding email and web browsing features to its eReader <em>TechCrunch</em> <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/285921==http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/19/leaked-memo-shows-barnes-noble-bringing-web-browser-and-email-to-simple-touch-ereaders-in-june/" rel='nofollow'>has discovered</a>. The capabilities will be added via a software update that will bring the device to version 1.5.0 of its operating system.<br />
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Both the Nook Simple Touch and Simple Touch with Glowlight will be getting an over-the-air update starting next month. Barnes & Noble is already bringing compatibility with Google's Play Store to its tablets, but the eReader update marks the first time that bookseller has brought such capabilities to its entry-level devices. <br />
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The Nook Simple Touch devices, despite being dedicated to reading, are capable of more complex computing actions, as demonstrated by the forthcoming update. Previously, <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/285920==http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/06/18/nook.e.reader.hack.follows.macos.classic.on.ios.an d.android/" rel='nofollow'>users have hacked</a> the devices to run full operating systems like Apple's classic Macintosh OS.
 
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