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Major firmware update to Nook Color in April to bring apps; new content also announced by B&N

Sean Brunett 22

The Nook Color has become one of most popular Android devices due to its low price tag and ability to be hacked. Barnes and Noble announced today that there will be a major firmware update in April that will bring increased functionality to the device, including apps.No word yet on whether users will be able to experience the entire Android Market, but B&N announced some of the...

Barnes & Noble pulling Nook Color for 2 weeks--to ready anti-root measures? [UPDATE: probably not]

Will Shanklin 83

Update: sources from Barnes & Noble have stated (unofficially) that this was merely due to a brief supply shortage of Nook Colors.  It looks like this was most likely a false alarm and they'll keep happily selling you Nook Colors.With all the talk about using the Nook Color as an Android tablet (including the jaw-dropping port of Android 3.0 'Honeycomb' before it even launches),...

NookColor getting Froyo and Android Market -- officially -- in January [updated: Erm, not so much]

Phil Nickinson 23

Good news for those of you looking longingly at your Barnes & Noble NookColor and wishing that the Android-based e-reader could one day legitimately run Android apps. An update to Android 2.2 Froyo is coming, and it's bringing with it the traditional Android home screens and access to the Android Market.That's right, none of that hackery required -- and hackery that's as liable to...