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Pandigital Novel pulled for a month-long firmware fix

Pandigital Novel pulled for a month-long firmware fix

Fresh news out of Pandigital today, finally responding to the is-it-a-recall controversy of recent weeks, and who are now saying that the Novel touchscreen ereader won't be back in stores for around a month.  The Digital Reader has been told by the company that they've using this opportunity to re-examine the firmware and make sure it's really ready for public consumption this time around.

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FRF72 Android 2.2 Froyo beta leaks for Nexus One

FRF72 Android 2.2 Froyo beta leaks for Nexus One

A new beta of Android 2.2 Froyo for the Google Nexus One has leaked, courtesy of a source at xda-developers.  The new ROM, FRF72, is believed to be the same build as was distributed to Google employees last week, and requires FRF50 be installed first.  The FRF72 beta has only been in the wild for a short time, though those who have installed it are reporting that there are no noticeable feature changes in comparison to FRF50.

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HTC Hero Android 2.1 update imminent tips OTA firmware tool upgrade [Update! Official HTC statement]

HTC Hero Android 2.1 update imminent tips OTA firmware tool upgrade [Update! Official HTC statement]

HTC are paving the way for the promised HTC Hero Android 2.1 firmware update to European handsets, though the new OS package itself is not yet in the wild.  A new OTA update for the Hero has been announced which upgrades the smartphone's "Firmware over-the-air (FOTA) client" (along with making unspecified tweaks to the YouTube player app); that's likely the first part of what we've previously heard is a two-stage update process.

Update: HTC has been in touch with an official statement - find it after the cut.

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Kindle firmware 2.5.3 released; international browsing unlocked

Kindle firmware 2.5.3 released; international browsing unlocked

Amazon has announced that its 2.5.3 firmware for the Kindle ereader is now being pushed out wirelessly to all users.  The new software - which adds the ability to sort ebooks into "Collections" (aka folders), share notes and highlighted passages on Facebook and Twitter, and improves PDF handling among other things - should arrive on your Kindle "over the next few weeks"; however we've just checked our unit and it's already been updated.

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Amazon Kindle Update to 2.5.2 Available for International Owners

Amazon Kindle Update to 2.5.2 Available for International Owners

For US owners of the Amazon Kindle, the update to 2.5 has been a very unique one. While it showed up on a Kindle DX for one lucky customer, so far reports haven't been all that "standard" for people with the Kindle waiting to get updated to the latest firmware. Of course, we're sure it's out there, somewhere. Making a few people happy. And while this download link has been available for a little while now, we wanted to go ahead and bring it to our international readers out there, that if you've got the right model of Kindle, you can manually update your eReader to the latest firmware.

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iPad WiFi fix promised in future firmware

iPad WiFi fix promised in future firmware

The iPad's temperamental WiFi has already been fingered as a DHCP issue - temporarily fixable by power cycling the wireless or the tablet itself - but it seems Apple themselves are readying what will hopefully be a more permanent fix.  The company's two support pages for the iPad WiFi issue (here and here) have been updated with the promise that "Apple will also address remaining Wi-Fi connectivity issues with a future iPad software update."

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