- Dec 8, 2010
At Barnes & Noble we are focused on providing the best device experience for end users and are working to bring first class applications to the NOOKcolor in Q1/2011. We want end users to have a seamless high quality application experience on NOOKcolor with great content, games, applications, and reading centric content.
Within NOOKcolor 1.1 update (January), we have added "Developer Mode". This enabled approved 3rd party developers to use the Android SDK to test and develop applications on their NOOKcolor devices. In providing direct hardware access we believe this will result in higher quality software applications and an overall better customer experience.
We are working hard internally to make applications on NOOKcolor a great experience for end users and developers alike.
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Source: Nook Color Rooting - Support