NOOK Color Gets Froyo, But More Importantly, Angry Birds
The software update delivers Android 2.2 (Froyo) to the NOOK Color. With that, the NOOK Color now has access to Adobe's Flash 10.1. The update does not, however, add the general Android Market to the device.
However, customers can use the new NOOK Apps store. There are approximately 125 apps available, all of which are customized for the NOOK Color. Although that sounds like a small number (and it is), at least Angry Birds is among those, as is the Pulse news reader.
End users can either wait for the OTA update to hit their device, or they can go and download and install it manually.
A new beta app was also unveiled on Monday. Developed in-house, it's called "NOOK Friends," and integrates with Facebook and Twitter as well as the NOOK Color's built-in contact list.