By Tech Powered Dad | July 26, 2010
Texas Instruments has done a nice job of consistently releasing updates for its TI-Nspire handheld. But with OS 2.0 released in April, it is surprising to see OS 2.1 released just 3 months later, not that I’m complaining.
A quick review of features on the official TI-Nspire OS site reveals that there are almost as many updates for teachers using Nspire Teacher Software as there are for those using an actual handheld.
The biggest changes to the Nspire handheld appear to be graphical. The slider features have been revised, and users will have more freedom to customize statistical plots.
Expect a full review and tutorial from Tech Powered Math soon. In the meantime, try out TI-Nspire OS 2.1 for yourself. If you need help upgrading, check out myvideo tutorial on how to upgrade your TI-Nspire OS.
UPDATE: Original review was correct. Nspire OS 2.1 appears to have been primarily an update to the Nspire Teacher Software. There were significant upgrades there in function and appearance. The updates to the the actual graphing calculator were fairly minor. For example, you can customize the order of the bars on a bar graph now, and slider bar features also had a minor update. Since most TMP readers are on the Nspire handheld and not the software, I am not planning a new video or tutorial for version 2.1 My original video tutorial on updating your Nspire OS will still work.