Today Gizmodo got a tip that the eReader will be receiving an update today. There are already reports of users receiving it.

Users report that the update, firmware version 1.2, says that it feels quicker and the screen now fades in and out rather than flashing on and off as it did before. Here are a few more details on what the update includes:
• Enhanced in-store seamless connectivity to enjoy free Wi-Fi, with More In Store content promotions exclusively for Nook owners
• Improved opening of eBooks and ePeriodicals
• Improved response to Reading Now and Settings buttons
• Current reading page and bookmarks on all eBooks are properly saved when you power your Nook off
• Eligible LendMe eBooks in your library have LendMe flags
• Easier navigation of daily subscriptions with issues rolled into one folder
• Improved “back” button functionality for navigating eBooks and ePeriodicals
• Personal files downloaded and displayed in My Documents can be sorted by author and title
• Overall system improvements and battery optimization.

[via Barnes & Noble, Gizmodo]