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Old 12-14-2010, 11:35 AM
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Nook Color getting Android 2.2 and Market in January, etc...

Nook Color getting Android 2.2 and Market in January, current hacks could make it blow up -- Engadget



You had to know the hacking community was going to have a field day with the Nook Color -- a $249 Android Tablet hiding behind with a thin e-reader coating. Indeed it didn't take long to get rooted nor for Android 2.2 to get installed on there, but that particular hack comes with an interesting potential side-effect: small-scale thermonuclear explosions. Enabling FroYo requires disabling the device's battery monitoring process, the very one that would be responsible for shutting down the device before the cells start overheating and, ultimately, going critical. Yeah it's unlikely, but it could happen. Meanwhile, another hack has enabled the Android Market, but those instructions begin with a very daunting warning: "Very smart people have failed at this. If the following instructions confuse you, you might want to wait until an easier method has been developed."

And, thankfully, there is a much easier way coming, with Barnes & Noble confirming that Android 2.2 will be officially coming to the Nook Color in January. Yes, Android 2.3 is what's happening, but this is still an exciting upgrade as it will finally also allow access to a traditional Android home screen and even enable the Android Market. In other words, it should work just like an Android tablet, Kindle app and all.

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Re: Nook Color getting Android 2.2 and Market in January, etc...

Any updates on this topic?
Like... When in January?
Who will put out the update?
How will users be notified?
etc...
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Re: Nook Color getting Android 2.2 and Market in January, etc...

That's awesome news. I was considering one of these the other day. Keep an eye on Craigslist for these badboys now that Christmas is over. I saw one for $175 but when I emailed him, he had already sold it.
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I rooted my wifes NC and it runs like an android tablet now on 2.1. Using Launcher Pro home screen. Kindle app works fine as well as market and all other apps I've tried!

Will be looking forward to flash on 2.2 though! Will probably have to unroot to get the official 2.2?

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Old 01-10-2011, 08:03 AM
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Loving my Nook "tablet" after rooting it. Can't wait to see what's in store after the 2.2 update....

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