Nook Color To Get Android App Store & Flash Support

Nook Color To Get Android App Store & Flash Support

Plenty of users have rooted their Nook Color eReader with custom firmware in order to gain access to the Android Market and download applications. However, the majority of people have stuck with the official firmware that comes with the device. If you're in the latter camp and have longed for the day when you could download apps to your Nook Color, we have some good news for you.

According to the HSN Website, the Nook Color will soon be getting a new app store known as the Nook Store. The HSN site doesn't provide an exact launch date, but it does provide some juicy information about what we can expect sometime in April:

Barnes & Noble seems to be avoiding calling the app store the 'Nook App Store' and probably for good reason if you've paid attention to Apple's recent lawsuit against Amazon for using the term "App Store." There aren't many additional details available about the store, its name, its contents, or when exactly it will be available, so we'll probably have to wait for the update to arrive in April to know more.

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This is very smart by B&N with the Nook. I think in the end this denial and or lawsuits over the app store will hurt them. I know they are way cooler than anyone else, but this is what hurt them so long ago, you would think they might learn with age. When you lock yourself in but the general platform is wide with many in it it hurts you in the long run. Apple is of course being much more successful this go around, but it is wearing and they are starting to loose percentage. SO this all is good for B&N and the Nook as well, but the general lock out of everyone who is not cool enough will hurt Apple.

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Yessss more Android Devices! >:D

Down with Steve Jobs overpriced technology!

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Hmmm.... these things are so cheap that I've been thinking of getting one just for non-DRM books and the possible rooting... this makes it even more appealing.

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3vi1:

Hmmm.... these things are so cheap that I've been thinking of getting one just for non-DRM books and the possible rooting... this makes it even more appealing.

 

If its got Android Marketplace support there isn't much reason to root it other than to say you did.

 

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Now the cheapest functional Android slate on the market :) I like and might buy one now.

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I thought B&N filed for bankruptcy a few weeks ago.

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@Rapid1 that was Borders.

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