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Old 04-27-2015, 07:56 PM   #2
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Device: Kobo: Touch, Glo, Aura H2O, Glo HD, Aura ONE
As has been noticed, Kobo have released new firmware and the desktop application this morning. Both will have released for: Kobo Glo, Kobo Aura HD, Kobo Aura. Kobo Aura H2O, Kobo Glo HD. The Touch has not been updated but, from the beta list, "will be updated in a future release".

The release notes for the firmware are:
  • Support for Kobo Glo HD
  • Speed improvements
  • Various bug fixes

The release notes for the desktop application are:
  • Support Kobo Glo HD
  • Kobo Desktop for Mac OS X is now 64-bit

The following are the the notes I made during the during the beta testing. The are a compilation of what Kobo told us and what we found. They will be incomplete and there may be some things that I have included that Kobo took out at the last moment.

Changes:
  • Add support for Glo HD.
  • Reviews changes:
    • "Write a review" now on drop-down menu on book details page
    • Review tab appears when there are reviews. Can take a few seconds to happen.
  • If water detection is turned off, pinch and zoom in PDF and comic books work. H2O only.
  • Chess removed from beta features
  • No more Beyond the Book - except for related books.
  • Bottom bar remembers what was last displayed when reopened.
  • ISBN read for sideloaded epubs
  • Revamped UI for the on-device store
  • Improved EPUB compliance (this was from Kobo and I don't know what it means)

Fixes:
  • Changing WiFi network no longer prompts for network selection
  • Reduced ghosting when panning in a PDF
  • Selection handles could get cut off near the start/end/edges of pages
  • A word selected near the top or bottom of the page did not always show the dictionary dialog
  • Reduced double/missing page turns. And yes, it seems to be working.
  • Aura H2O - a book would not always download immediately after purchase
  • Show the Aura H2O water detection dialog less often for false-positives
  • Less ghosting after changing font settings
  • Various other bug fixes (Kobo didn't specify)

For other known bugs, if I didn't list it, it probably wasn't fixed. But, I don't have a full list and mainly check the things I am interested in.

Support for firmware 3.15.0 and the Glo HD was added to calibre in version 2.26.0. There were no changes in function.

Last edited by davidfor; 04-27-2015 at 10:45 PM.
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