Barnes & Noble Nook may run Android applications

October 26, 2009
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Barnes & Noble officially unveiled its slick Nook eBook reader last week that will be powered by Android. The cool reader has an e-Ink display for reading and a secondary color display for viewing other content. At the time the device was announced Barnes and Noble was not clear on how much Android would play a roll in the device.

According to sources close to the project, the Nook will be able to run Android apps. What the source was not clear on is if only apps specifically written for the Nook will be compatible or if the device will get access to the entire Android Marketplace.

If the Nook offers full access to all Android apps, it would certainly add extra to its appeal and put the Kindle in some hurt. The Nook will ship at the end of November for $259.


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