Upcoming Barnes & Noble NOOK Color Update To Make It The Best $300 Tablet?

Posted on 27. Mar, 2011 by in Tablets

Barnes & Noble Nook ColorThe 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 likeĀ 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.

Barnes & Noble Nook Color Android 3.0 HoneycombThe 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.

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3 Responses to “Upcoming Barnes & Noble NOOK Color Update To Make It The Best $300 Tablet?”

  1. bigdprof

    27. Mar, 2011

    I purchased an rooted a Nook Color about a month ago. Does this update mean that I have to unroot my NC before the release? Will not unrooting my NC brink my machine?

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  2. brad

    21. Apr, 2011

    It has been $250 for a very long time at Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, etc …. HSN is selling it for $300.

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