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Barnes & Noble announce in-app purchasing for NOOK

Some news for those who like in-app purchases and also happen to be using a NOOK. Barnes & Noble has announced the upcoming availability of in-app purchasing. This support is said to be coming "soon." More specifically, Barnes & Noble has said that "thousands of the most-requested games and apps featuring in-app purchasing" will be available in the coming weeks and months.

Barnes & Noble warns investors of lower than expected revenues

Barnes & Noble has both announced the date when they would be releasing their third quarter earnings for fiscal year 2013 and also offered a warning for investors. According to details coming from the Barnes & Noble issued statement, the third quarter earnings results would arrive before the market opens on February 28. In addition to the earnings report, the company will also have an investor conference call that same day.

Android Community Weekly: September 28th, 2012

Another great week here at Android Community has wrapped up. There were a lot new app releases, as well as a plethora of news from Google. On the other side of the fence, Apple is still getting a ton of grief for its new Maps app and even apologized for how awful their mapping service is. All we have to say is that it's great to be an Android user right about now.

Barnes & Noble unveils Nook Video

Barnes & Noble's series of Nook tablets and ereaders are impressive, but because of their inferior ecosystem to Amazon, the devices aren't as appealing as they could be. Barnes & Noble is working hard to change that, and today they have unveiled Nook Video, which is a new online store featuring a collection of movies and TV shows.

Nook Tablet gets an early CM9 port, despite Gingerbread kernel

While the original Nook Color was (and is!) a robust platform for aftermarket hacking, Barnes & Noble's decision to make the upgraded Nook Tablet with a locked bootloader has caused some headaches. The Nook Color has had CyanogenMod 9 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for months already, but it's taken until now for some industrious XDA developers to get it running on the Nook Tablet. Even so, it's still operating off of the stick Gingerbread 2.3 kernel, thanks to the aforementioned bootloader lock.

NOOK Tablet internal storage partitioning coming this March

Barnes and Noble has made a few changes to their popular NOOK tablet line. This morning officially announcing they'll start selling a slightly lower model with only 8GB of internal storage to better compete with the Kindle Fire. The NOOK has a micro-SD slot for expanded storage but out of the box users only get 1GB of the 8 or 16GB included to add their own pictures, music, or video. The rest is reserved for downloads from the NOOK store. Next month that will all be changing after the countless complaints regarding the matter.

Hardware mod bypasses Nook Tablet’s locked bootloader

This one is not for the faint of heart. After Barnes & Noble released the upgraded Nook Tablet in November, early buyers were surprised and angry to find a locked bootloader and a mere 1GB of user-accessible storage. Now a brave XDA modder has combined some of the latest software tricks with an actual physical modification of the main circuit board (remember those, console gamers?) to make a permanent custom kernel. Forum poster "hkvc" calls his solution NOP Based Security Bypass.
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