Barnes & Noble updated the Nook software this week to version 1.7. It includes “minor system updates” for first edition devices and will be automatically downloaded to devices that are registered and connected to Wi-Fi (not 3G though).
Barnes & Noble’s site explains how to update your device: “For an automatic Wi-Fi update, you may need to tap ‘Check for new B&N content’ in the My Library area in order to initiate the update. The software update is also available immediately via a manual download offered here.”
This is the first update to the first edition Nook since the company announced the Nook Touch.