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All posts tagged "nook"


Friday, February 24, 2012

Barnes & Noble Open to Repartitioning Nook

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 09:00 AM

http://liliputing.com/2012/02/bn-to...rage-space.html

"One of the big differences between the Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet and the Amazon Kindle Fire is that the NOOK Tablet offers twice as much storage space. While Amazon's tablet has just 8GB, the NOOK Tablet is now available with either 8GB or 16GB."

So you say you want to use more space on that shiny nook you bought for your own programs? Well B&N seems open to that. Not bad for all of the Nook users out there who are itching to fill up their tablets with more apps!

Tags: nook

Friday, March 25, 2011

Nook Color To Get Flash And Android Apps In April?

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 03:30 PM

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105...20046909-1.html

"While plenty of people have "rooted" their Nook Colors with custom firmware that allows them to access the Android Market and download applications, most Nook Color buyers have stuck with the official firmware that came with the device."

This is definitely one of those, "it's about time" things. Given that the Nook has always ran a custom version of Android and the Nook Color has been hacked six ways to Sunday, further proving the device capable of such feats. This move only makes sense and can only bring more customers their way. Though it doesn't look like it will be stock Android or even the official Android Market, it will still be nice to have a bit more of the power of this device unlocked. Any Nook Color owners out there (who haven't hacked their device) excited about this news? Or maybe a better question... Are there any of you who haven't already hacked your Nooks? ;)


Friday, March 11, 2011

Add GPS Navigation To Your Nook Color Via Your Other Android Device?!

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Software" @ 04:30 PM

http://reviewhorizon.com/2011/03/te...hout-bluetooth/

"This is very interesting if it works as advertised. ComptonSoft just launched an application that brings GPS navigation to Nook Color (and presumably other Android tablets without GPS) not by using Bluetooth how it normally happens but by using WiFi tethering from your Android Phone."

Got a Nook Color hacked to run full blown Android? Want to use it as your in-dash navigation system? Well now you can. The biggest problem with getting GPS connected to the Nook was the lack of Bluetooth but now software developer ComptonSoft has managed to get that GPS data piped across a WiFi connection from your Android phone to your Nook. Any of you guys out there with a modified Nook looking to give this a try?


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Barnes & Noble Updates Nook App for Android

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android Software" @ 10:30 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/25/...a-honeycomb-ve/

"On the heels of the announcement that it's grabbed 25 percent of the US e-reader market, Barnes & Noble has decided to give the world a heap of details on its Android developments. First up, we've got an updated Android app, and while it's not exactly a drastic upgrade, version 2.5 has been refreshed with a new library grid view (apparently optimized for 7-inch tablets), a book download progress bar, and a wish list feature."

Engadget has a nice write-up about the recent nook update, including a great screenshot gallery. Barnes and Noble also promises a honeycomb version in the near future. Those of you in the nook camp (versus Kindle-ites or Google's ebooks) should enjoy the update!


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Video of Honeycomb Running on the Nook Color

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJtAGjNgOXA

A friend of mine tried the SD preview install of Honeycomb on his Nook Color and posted a video of the results. Not bad for a single core ebook reader considering there were rumors that Honeycomb would require a dual-core CPU. The build shown doesn't have sound working but that has already been fixed along with a storage problem. Will you consider buying a Nook Color to use as a Honeycomb tablet? The cost is only $250 + an 8GB MicroSDHC card.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Can the Nook Color Compete?

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Laptop Thoughts News" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.nothingbuttablets.com/468

"The device sold well and launched B&N into the emedia segment. But, using the e-ink display had its drawbacks. Page load times are noticeably slow, magazines and newspapers looked disappointing at best, and there was still a vast amount of information and content to be consumed that an e-ink display simply cannot bring to the table Fast forward to today and they decided to give users another choice in the market, the Nook Color ($250)."

The world is more than Kindles, iPads and cheap Android tablets. Barnes & Noble has their own line of eReaders with their most recent model being the Nook Color. It kind of straddles the line between an eReader and a tablet being an Android based device and offering a colour screen. Does aspiring to be more make it lose its focus? I do think that one of the most notable features of the Nook (and a select few other eReaders) is the ability to "loan" books from your local library.

Yes, that library. While the Internet now gets piped into almost every household and streets everywhere, the Library is still a great fountain of knowledge and has managed to take advantage of some of what the Internet has to offer. The ability to loan out books means that you suddenly have access to a huge wealth of information that does not exist (at least not yet) on the Internet. Couple that with buying books, and Android's web browser, the Nook Color certainly is compelling as an information device.


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Angry Birds and the Root of All Nooks

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Android News" @ 03:00 PM

http://androinica.com/2010/11/30/no...nd-launcherpro/

"In his review of Barnes & Noble’s e-reader Nook Color, Andrew mentioned that eventual root access perhaps could provide the somewhat limited tablet with extra functionality. Thanks to the industrious and experimental gadget lovers at the xda-developers, the Nook Color has now indeed been rooted, but the process is still pretty complicated."

Hacking hardware seems to be a tradition of popular, or even semi-popular electronics. From the Linksys WRT54G series to various HTC phones, hackers have been busy stretching the boundaries of what these electronics are capable of. The Nook Color is no exception. Why root an eBook reader? Well, since the Nook has Android underpinnings, rooting means that you can install your own apps. This is a Good Thing, since the Nook does not give access to the Market. It also makes the Nook a very tempting colour Android tablet. I hope Barnes and Noble priced their tablet so they do not sell it at a loss, as I suspect that once the rooting process is streamlined, quite a few sales of the Nooks will be for non-eBook purposes.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Price Rumors Fly As Busy Shopping Days Approach

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Talk" @ 04:00 AM

On a non-Android related note, we have been hearing rumors that the Amazon.com Kindle with Wi-Fi may be offered for $99 US on Cyber Monday to compete with the Barnes and Noble Nook with Wi-Fi, which will be on sale through November 27th for $99 US at bestbuy.com. Regularly, the Nook is sold for $149 US and the Kindle for $139 US. It would be crazy for Amazon.com to not offer the same deal on the Kindle, but we will have to wait and see!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

NOOKcolor Packs Android Goodness, Odd Capitalization

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 11:00 AM

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com...nce/ba-p/695350

"NOOKcolor, built on Android, is a full-color touch device dedicated to reading that opens up a whole new world of digital reading materials. NOOKcolor provides access to the largest ebookstore with an unprecedented selection of over two million digital titles-all just a single search away. Plus, digital content - from bestsellers to favorite magazines in full color, and interactive children's picture books to enhanced cookbooks - has never looked better than on NOOKcolor's stunning 7-inch VividView Color Touchscreen."

Well well well... here we have a color eReader, although obviously not using eInk. The NOOKcolor (For some reason I think the C should be capitalized, but hey, what do I know). You can pre-order it for $249 now, and it should be shipping sometime around November 17, although given B&N's track record, don't hold your breath. Not a bad looking product though, and I do know a few NOOK lovers, so perhaps this will make the experience even better for the B&N crowd!


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