Yes, I already installed the latest firmware update. Downloaded it directly with the reader and moved it to the correct directory. Then it started to update itself automatically.
No luck with the notification bar either.
I have installed several Android applications like Dropbox or Moon Reader. I think it is very nice to be able to do this. I have written about this on http://www.peleke.de/tests/der-eread...cov6l-im-test/