The darling of the Android hacking/rooting community Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color is about to get more tablet like. Confirmation of an update to Android 2.2 Froyo was made public the other day by Barnes & Noble. With the update access to things like Adobe Flash Player and more applications like Angry Birds is going to be there.
If you haven’t seen or heard of the Nook Color before, it is an e-reader by design but with a quick rooting (process for installing a fresh copy of vanilla Android OS, see guide here) it can morph into a value filled $300 7-inch Android tablet.
The Nook Color features a high quality 7-inch (1024×600) IPS display. The tablet is powered by a single core ARM Cortex A8 processor made by Texas Instruments that is clocked at 800MHz (overclock to 1GHz, see guide here) and 512MB of RAM. For built-in storage for the device is 8GB but using the built-in SD card slot you can add another 32GB using a microSDHC card. Wi-Fi b/g/n is the only wireless connectivity option available for the tablet. Barnes & Noble say the Nook Color can last up to 8 hours using the supplied 4000mAh battery.
The update to will be rolling out ‘mid-April’ according to Engadet so shortly as we are already into Spring. You can read the official press annoucement here and you can watch some very well done video reviews (two parts) of the Nook Color done by MobileTechReview directly below.