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NOOKcolor Android 2.2 Froyo hack revealed [Video]

Having been rooted at the tail end of November, the Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor is now getting Android 2.2 Froyo, though only unofficially. Several people have managed to get the updated OS onto the 7-inch touchscreen tablet, with jacememes sharing a video of it in action (that you can see below), but if it's instructions you're after then Jesse Vincent has the details. Be warned, however, this isn't the simple matter of downloading a ROM and reflashing your ereader. Instead you'll have to compile the OS yourself, and then do potentially dangerous things like shut off the battery heat monitor that could potentially see your NOOKcolor cook itself. Meanwhile WiFi, Bluetooth and many other things will be missing. Still, we're guessing a public-ready release is already in the works by the usual suspects. [youtube uviopU8Ve-Y]

B&N NOOK for Android Hits v2.4

While the original NOOK eReader has just received a pretty big update of its own, Barnes & Noble wasn't going to let their Android version of their popular eReader application miss its own update. So thankfully, the company has officially pulled the curtain off the latest update for the NOOK for Android eReader software. It's available now, and the software version is 2.4.

NOOKcolor Unboxed by SlashGear

Are you looking for a new, shiny, and color screen eReader this holiday season? Maybe you want to see how one, recently announced, stacks up when it's out of the box and handled? You're in luck, because the fine folks over at SlashGear managed to get some time on their hands to do just that. And, luckily for us, it's the new nook Color, from Barnes & Noble. The device, now featuring a color touchscreen, is still running Android under the hood. But, how does it fare out of the box?

NOOK Color Android ereader shipping now

Barnes & Noble's NOOK Color Android-based ereader is shipping early, with pre-order customers getting their hands on the 7-inch device over the next few days. Meanwhile it's also expected to show up - in limited numbers - in retail stores, including Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Walmart and Books-A-Million. Order online today, meanwhile, and B&N reckon you'll see your NOOK Color sometime in the week of November 26. Your $249 gets you a color touchscreen and a platform modders are already eager to get their hands on. [via SlashGear]

A Bit of Extra Clarity for Would-Be Developers of NookColor Apps

So you'd like to develop some apps for the new NookColor, yes? Let's take a look at what you'll be looking at. In a recent conversation we had with Barnes & Noble representatives, they made it clear that the approach behind NookDeveloper will be very reading-centric. Very soon, B&N will be launching NookDeveloper to reach out to developers and content providers and show them love. In the next few weeks, the developer portal will be opening up, and inside will be an SDK emulator that you and your pals can work on to create and/or optimize your apps to work with the NookColor.

Barnes & Noble’s “Very Special Event” revealed to be launchpad for “Nook Color”

Hooray! It's real! Today's Barnes & Noble "Very Special Event" has turned out to be exactly what many were predicting: the presentation of the color version of the Nook, called correctly: "Nook Color." It's focused very hard on the books, magazines, and newspapers aspect, but opens up a bit as they do present the fact that it's got a web broswer, Office document viewer, games, sharing options through Twitter and Facebook, and even a few exciting apps.

Barnes & Noble May Release a COLOR NOOK

Oh shiny! It's always exciting to see a device transform from monotone to color. Remember way back when Gameboy did it? That was radical. Next Tuesday, a source telling CNET says, Barnes & Noble will be making a similar (in a way) announcement about their NOOK line. The NOOK Color may well be one that not only features a color display, but a touchscreen, too!

Major November Update on the way for Nook

Barnes & Noble ladies and gentlemen get your digital page turning fingers out and strap on your sitting shoes, because there's going to be some excellent additions to your cherished NOOK device come November 2010. Items requested by adamant readers such as improved search, customized organization of your Barnes & Noble Library, and password protection. Then there's the fun stuff like quicker page turning, the ability to access your NOOK books across multiple devices (like your phone, iPad, etc.,) with automatic updates to each. That means that if you want to read a couple pages on the bus and all you've got is your phone with a NOOK app, once you get home to read some more on your main Nook device, you're good to go, two pages deeper!

New Features added to NOOK for Android

Barnes & Noble’s popular eBook reader application, NOOK, has received some very appreciated updates with it’s third update in seven weeks of being on the platform. Barnes & Noble has been really receptive of user requests and we can see that in every update as more and more features are added. NOOK also utilizes QuickActions making it one of the first to make use of this element in an Android app.

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