Nook Color to get B&N app store support and Flash in April

March 25, 2011
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If you like the idea of the Android powered Nook Color becoming a cheap Android tablet, that idea is even more appealing now. The Nook Color will be getting access to a custom Barnes & Noble app store and Flash support in April. That would mean you can play games and watch Flash video and more from the eReader.

Right now you can root the Nook to get these features but according to the Home Shopping Network the features will get official next month. The new B&N app store will be interesting if it has good apps in it. The official date for the launch of the app store and the update isn't offered.

Apparently, the update for the Nook Color will be sent out automatically to devices on a WiFi network. HSN says that some of the apps include Angry Birds, Lonely Planet Phrasebook, and Drawing Pad. The device will also get integrated email support without needing a web browser. Sounds nice and makes the $299 Nook Color more appealing too.

[via CNet]


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  • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

    im still baffled as to why this stuff wasn’t on the device when it launched – how will this affect those using honeycomb on the tablet already?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1425803182 Erik House

    I really hope that one can get comixology as one of the apps. That wold make it the IDEAL ebook reader to me.

  • http://jay.askren.net Jay Askren

    The Nook Color is only $249.0

  • Admrym

    Here it is, the middle of April and still no nook apps. Are they ever going to come?

    • boooklover

      It will be here within the next few days. Barnes and Noble has confirmed that it will be out in the middle of this month

      • Anon

        Not necessarily. I work at a B&N and they haven’t given anyone dates at all. However, we did get some big cardboard boxes that say “DO NOT OPEN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE” a few days ago, so those could possibly be signs about the app store. No one knows, except for corporate.

    • boooklover

      It will be here within the next few days. Barnes and Noble has confirmed that it will be out in the middle of this month