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Old 10-15-2012, 10:13 PM   #121
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all menu and library related operations in 2.1.4. are generally much more responsive compared to older versions. 2.1.4. also seems to be afffected by less blatant bugs (it's far from bug-free though). The font fine-tuning is a nice feature too.

On the other hand, when upgrading from 1.9.17, you might be annoyed by the new home screen layout which has quite a bit of very visible store related stuff and the (forced) hyphenation leads to very ugly results in some languages (this can be fixed though by manually editing the update files).
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+ fonts fine tuning for preloaded fonts (weight and sharpness), not available for sideloaded fonts
+ shelves (2.1.4 adds the possibility to add a book from the books menu)
+ improved dictionary usability (translation/definition by tapping on a word for about 2 seconds)
+ 2.1.4 lets you decide which of the dictionaries you want to have installed
+ you can mark more than one word now and look it up (though I don't know if there are any translations/definitions in English - could be useful for Japanese, though)
+ hyphenation
+ view details lets you read the books description from the meta data (if there is one, of course) and also lets you rate your books (I think that's new, too, the rating...)
+ support for Japanese (interface, keyboard, dictionary, 2 new fonts for Japanese)

~ wishlist (which is rather useless to me since I can only add books recommended to me)
~ find books similar to those you are reading
~ new homescreen design with Read and Discover tabs (don't know how to feel about it, since the favorites are gone from the homepage as well, but now there's a large tap displaying your wishlist on the bottom)

- hearts to mark favorites are gone (2.1.4, you can still add books to favorites using the shelves menu, but I still think that was a bad decision to remove them)
- you can't select cover display seperately for sleep and power off anymore (2.1.4)
- chapter progress bar is gone (2.1.4)
- the ability to open the highlight menu introduced in 2.0.0 is gone in 2.1.4
- several fonts are completely gone (Delima, Felbridge, Times New Roman). You can add them manually, but...
- sideloaded fonts don't look very good anymore (too thin, no finetuning possible)

That and possibly some minor changes that I can't recall at the moment. Plus a few bugs, as usual... (See the other 2.1.4 thread...)

I hope they will reverse some of the "minus changes" in a future version and bring back the hearts and chapter progress bar at least...
Thanks guys, it looks promising and worth a try. I already have a backup of 1.9.17 and hope I won't need it this time.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:06 AM   #122
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Either when an official announcement is made or everyone else starts yelling about it appearing on their device.
The latter then. Kobo does not seem to have a handle on this whole "official announcement" thing.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:29 AM   #123
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...(announced be SameerH today).
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:31 AM   #124
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Can you post a link?
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:11 PM   #125
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Thanks, but isn't that in reference to the Glo?
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:01 PM   #126
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Thanks, but isn't that in reference to the Glo?
I believe that the code is shared across the devices.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:10 PM   #127
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I believe that the code is shared across the devices.
That is correct. The same firmware currently runs on the Glo, Touch and Mini.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:53 PM   #128
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:24 AM   #129
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My Touch updated yesterday late in the evening in The Netherlands (sticker on the box indicates a Belgian origin). Version 2.1.5. Actually, the notes mention that my device is on version 2.1.4 ("you are on version 2.1.4 now"!) like written on MR before. I know better, but not changing the notes at a minor bugchange is one thing, letting them say that a device is on an other version than it actually is, is an other.

By the way, what a major improvement in speed over version 2.0.0.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:26 AM   #130
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Yes, very much faster then 2.0.0
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:33 AM   #131
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Finally got it this morning via desktop. Am in UK. Version 2.1.4. So far so good, look forward to testing!
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:56 AM   #132
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I got the 2.1.5 update this morning (in France) and my first impression is awesome: all actions are smooth and responsive, it's a pleasure to turn pages now ^^

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Old 10-19-2012, 04:52 AM   #133
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My Touch updated yesterday late in the evening in The Netherlands (sticker on the box indicates a Belgian origin). Version 2.1.5. Actually, the notes mention that my device is on version 2.1.4 ("you are on version 2.1.4 now"!) like written on MR before. I know better, but not changing the notes at a minor bugchange is one thing, letting them say that a device is on an other version than it actually is, is an other.

By the way, what a major improvement in speed over version 2.0.0.
Hah!! I thought 2.1.5 hadn't arrived in the Netherlands yet, as I was syncing over wifi multiple times a day (I'm so impatient) but hadn't got it yet. Syncing via Desktop instead, and here it comes!

So strange, that desktop would give it to me but wifi sync would not... Does Wifi only *really* check if it has something to sync?
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So strange, that desktop would give it to me but wifi sync would not... Does Wifi only *really* check if it has something to sync?
It does here. That's how I get all my updates.
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Finally got it this morning via desktop. Am in UK. Version 2.1.4. So far so good, look forward to testing!
I'm in the UK too and my Mum's Touch is updating as I type. Looking forward to checking it out.
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