The SuperNote line of e-notes or digital note taking devices, posts firmware updates on their support page. This is useful if people want to manually update their devices and SuperNote has confirmed to Good e-Reader that they are now including changelogs. This will provide an overview of what the update entails, which is very useful.
Surprising not many people in the e-reader industry provide firmware updates and changelogs. Some do a mixture, Amazon provides updates, but doesn’t really tell you what’s new. Kobo doesn’t really even do this, but people on MobileRead often provide all of this information. Onyx Boox provides downloads, but doesn’t really give users an indication on the changes, ditto with Pocketbook. Boyue doesn’t really even have a website outside of China, and sometimes they post about new updates on Twitter of all things.
The Sony Digital Paper relies on their own app for MAC or PC to let you know if there is an update, Remarkable tends the do the best job at hosting the files, and writing detailed blog posts on all of the changes and includes pictures, props to them.
I approve of Ratta SuperNote for posting changelogs now on their website, it really gives us a great idea on what new things have been introduced and what bugs have been utterly squashed.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.