Nook Color

NOOK Color gets Android 4.2 thanks to CyanogenMod 10.1

The popular Barnes & Noble NOOK Color tablet has been around for some time. It has seen its fair share of update from B&N specifically, but they've basically stopped any sort of support. While the device runs on Android we've seen various ROM's and development for the slate, and now Android 4.2 has arrived (and beat most tablets) thanks to those hard working developers.

First generation Nook Color successfully booted with Open webOS

Open webOS, the open source tablet OS, has been successful booted onto a Nook Color, which normally runs Android. Ping-Hsun Chen of Taiwan managed to get webOS up and running on a Barnes and Noble Nook Color recently. This is a great first step for users looking to mod their old first generation Nook Colors, but it's just that, a first step.

Microsoft pays $300m for a stake in Barnes & Noble’s ebooks

Business makes some strange bedfellows, and somewhere in the patent suit that Microsoft lobbed at Barnes & Noble a corporate romance bloomed. Now the Redmond software giant has invested a whopping $300 million into the bookseller's newly formed digital and college division, which will almost certainly take over the growing Nook e-reader business. Microsoft will own 17.6% of the unnamed subsidiary, with Barnes & Noble owning the other 82.4% (virtual value: $1.4 billion).

Nook e-readers and tablets may be coming to the UK soon

The Barnes & Noble Nook line of e-readers and its more media-friendly Nook Color and Nook Tablet entries have gained a lot of fans here in the US, but in international markets they're basically a no-show. That may be coming to an end soon: a Nook developer workshop will be held on March 19th in London, reports E-Book Magazine. That's definitely an indication that Barnes & Noble is interested in the UK market, where its competitor Amazon has had basically free rein for the last few years.

Barnes & Noble introduces $199 Nook Tablet with 8GB of storage

If you've been looking at the increasingly crowded cheap 7-inch reader/tablet market, there's a new option at the all-important $199 price point. Barnes & Noble just lowered the Nook Tablet to a $199.99 price point, if you're OK with built-in storage falling from 16GB to 8GB. That gives the new dual-core Tablet, introduced in November of 2011, the same price and capacity as the original Nook Color, introduced back in 2010. Or at least it was the same price before this morning: the Nook Color now retails at $169.

Barnes & Noble says new Nook device coming this spring

Barnes & Noble is making a new Android-based Nook e-reader! Huzzah! The latter isn't exactly news - there's always a successor to the current model in the pipeline. But according to an in-depth report in The New York Times, the bookseller is preparing a new model of the Nook for release some time this spring. Executives, blissfully anonymous, were noted in the multi-page analysis of the current e-reader market. The new Nook was described as a "fifth device", implying that it's not a refresh or retread of the Nook Color, Nook Tablet or standard e-ink models.

ReaderDock readies Docking Station for Nook Color and Nook Tablet

before a few months ago, no one seemed interested in model-specific docks for anything more than the iPad, as far as tablets were concerned. But now more than 40% of tablets sold run Android, and a considerable number of those are inexpensive reader/tablet devices like Barnes & Noble's Nook family. Soon there will be a new option for Nook Color and Nook Tablet owners as far as display and music playback is concerned, thanks to small accessory manufacturer ReaderDock. The NOOK Docking station will work with either device.

NOOK Color gets an Ice Cream Sandwich CM9 ROM

As to be expected we are seeing loads and loads of CM9 or Ice Cream Sandwich ROM's for all types of Android devices. The popular NOOK Color that was highly hackable and enjoyed Honeycomb before many others is taking the same route with Ice Cream Sandwich. Thanks to a few hard working developers over at XDA the NOOK Color is starting to see new life and 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is coming along quite nicely.

Barnes & Noble readies massive Nook Color update with Netflix and Marvel Comics

It's always nice to see a company supporting its products after an erstwhile successor has been introduced, and it looks like Barnes & Noble is doing just that with its Nook Color tablet-reader. The bookseller just released a huge update to the Nook Color's software, well over a year after its original release, and almost a month after the Nook Tablet relegated it to the second tier of Barnes & Noble's hardware offerings. Customers who weren't swayed by the incremental updates in the Nook Tablet will no doubt be appreciative.

Nook Tablet Hands-on and Unboxing

This week marks the launch of Barnes & Noble's second-wave full-color media consumption slate, the Nook Tablet, and with a bumped-up processor from Texas Instruments, connections to Hulu Plus and Netflix, and notably similar physical attributes otherwise for the chassis, we've got to wonder how this will be able to take on the competition this holiday season. What we've got here is what your humble narrator got to look at back about a year ago in the Nook Color, but this time with a few upgrades. If it isn't broke, don't fix it - is that what this is all about? Our hands-on here and our eventual review of this device will tell the tale.
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