Nook Color getting Android 2.2 and market next month?

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  1. rico2001

    rico2001 Senior Member

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    Nook Color getting Android 2.2 next month? | Crave - CNET


    Nice, hopefully custom roms to follow.

     
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    Hmm... interesting. Hopefully not just rumor. If so this could arguably become the best selling Android tablet out there.
     
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    rico2001 Senior Member

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    Nook Color Getting Android 2.2 Treatment in January | Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine

     
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    true that; and yet again another repost of the same information via another source;

    Nook Color will get Froyo update, become a "real tablet"
     
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    gadgetrants Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm still processing this, and not sure I understand (call me Mr. ThickSkull).

    - Is it "happening" in January? Not sure what "There will be no formal updates that will be made public in time for January 2011" means.
    - Is it a concern that B&N is limiting the UI? Any reason it won't be rooted/modded like the 2.1 version?
    - What does "don't expect to play Angry Birds on it officially since it is highly unlikely that the Android Market will be supported" mean? Is this for users who keep it stock?

    -Matt
     
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    I wouldn’t over analyze it at this point, still too early in the game to make heads or tails about yesterday’s news. The only thing that we are certain of at this time is the 2.1 SDK was released to dev so if nothing else, hackers, rooters and novice custom rom users will be covered. And if 2.1 was released, most certainly the 2.2 upgrade will be as well.

    More on rumor: I heard that B&N may limit what apps you can see or install on their modified market application. So that may be were the “no angry birds” statement is coming from.
     
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    The SDK released to dev means that we might have CM on Nook Color sooner :)
     
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    Can the current Nook Color be upgraded to 2.2 through a software upgrade? Or will it be necessary to buy a whole new Nook Color with 2.2 already installed?
     
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    gadgetrants Moderator Staff Member

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    Maybe iPad?!?!?!?!?!? You troll, you... :p

    OK, serious answer: B&N has announced that they are planning to "update" the NC in 2011. Most of us are reading that as Android 2.2. This will be on the current device, so no need to buy another. At least not until late 2012. :D

    Barnes & Noble confirms Android 2.2 update for Nook Color (updated) | ZDNet

    Welcome to the forum!

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    Thanks. Was thinking of buying one for the better half. Have iPad, but it has its own issues, not the least of which is its weight (at least for me).
     
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    gadgetrants Moderator Staff Member

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    I think other forum members may boo and hiss, but I'm pretty happy with the NC running 2.1. There's not much else I'd want to do with it, that it can't already do. The only obvious option that comes to mind is play Flash games, which I assume will happen with 2.2.

    But if you don't mind doing some very mild work under the hood--e.g., open a command shell on a Windows machine and copy/paste some simple instructions--it's a very easy device to modify. If you haven't been to B&N or BestBuy (or now, Walmart) and played for a bit, I strongly recommend it!

    -Matt
     
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    I got one for my daughter, solid little unit. Add a cam and mic and it is a total killer.
     

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