Nook Color

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

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.

Rooted NOOKcolor Tablet gets Bluetooth, can make calls

There's a great line in the movie Apollo 13 where Gene Kranz, the flight director of the mission, says "I don't care what it's designed to do, I care what it CAN do!" That couldn't be more true for the Barnes and Noble NOOKcolor eBook reader which is turning into a pretty adaptable Android tablet. The latest hack comes from CM7 Developer "Kmoobs" who managed to bring bluetooth capability to it through CM7 Nightly for Encore which takes advantage of the hidden bluetooth capability of the NookColor's WiFi chip. The capability is turned off in the software and CM7 Nightly for Encore re-enables it.

HTC Evo gets a port of the Honeycomb SDK

Look what we have here. After many said it could not be done due to some hardware requirements. It looks like those amazing developers we all love over at XDA Developers have done it again. The Honeycomb SDK has now been ported to the HTC Evo. Thanks to the nifty and good work by XDA member spyderdreams, as well as a few others this port is well on it's way. Of course it's only compiled from the Android 3.0 Honeycomb SDK so it is still very much a work in progress. See our photo after the break.

NOOKcolor Shipments Halted – Why?

News has it that Barnes & Noble have stopped shipments of their successful NOOKcolor Android tablet ereader. This color reader has seen great coverage in the Android developer community because of its enticing hardware and locked nature. While Barnes & Noble have intended this device to be used strictly for reading, sharing, and purchasing books (and down the line apps for reading as well,) it's been met with some fast moving code tricks and hacks that have allowed avid coders to break its system wide open. When open, this ereader becomes more of a fabulous looking, nicely sized, fully functional Android tablet. What's all this got to do with shipments?

Run the Kindle App on your NOOKcolor!

Over at BlogKindle.com, Andrei Pushkin has formulated a walk-through to help root your NOOKcolor and install the Kindle for Android application. He was even able to successfully install and run youtube, Gmail, and yes our favorite... Angry Birds!

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.
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