B&N has started rolling out firmware v1.2 for the Nook. Early reports indicate that pages load noticeably faster and the touchscreen screen interface is a bit more responsive. Unfortunately there isn’t a way to force the update. You just going to have to wait until your Nook says there’s an update available.
Update Barnes and Noble just sent us the following statement…
Automatic over the air (OTA) updates, which do not require any action from nook customers, are underway and will be conducted seamlessly over the next week. nook customers can also immediately download the new version at www.nook.com/support, where additional update and technical support information is available.
Hopefully that clears up any confusion any of y’all might have. Happy trails.