Next-gen B&N NOOK tablet on the way

B&N NOOK lineup

Barnes & Noble is preparing to launch its first new tablet since 2012. In its latest financial report, company officials say B&N is in discussions with hardware partners to develop a new color NOOK device that’ll launch in early fiscal 2015. That doesn’t mean you’ll have to wait until next year to see a next-gen […]

5 Tablets that changed the Android landscape

Samsung Galaxy Tab Original

You can’t swing a dead cat5e cable around without hitting an Android tablet these days. It’s almost hard to believe that tablets weren’t always part of the Android landscape. I mean, there were some attempts to put Android on all kinds of platforms in those early days. Later there were a few large-screen Android tablets […]

B&N is done making NOOK tablets, will keep delivering NOOK eReaders

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Barnes & Noble is pulling the plug on its NOOK tablet line, and will stop manufacturing new Android tablet, although the retailer will reach out to other device makers. In other words, you may still be able to walk into a B&N store and buy a tablet with the NOOK Shop preloaded a year from […]

B&N NOOK Color gets official CM10.1 nightlies (Android 4.2)

NOOK Color with CyanogenMod 10.1

The Barnes & Noble NOOK Color was the first popular 7 inch Android tablet to sell for under $250. It went on sale in the fall of 2010, and while the tablet features a highly customized version of Android designed to work with B&N’s app and book stores, it didn’t take hackers long to figure […]

NOOK Color gets Android 4.2 with CyanogenMod 10.1 Alpha

NOOK Color with CyanogenMod 10.1

It’s been almost two and a half years since Barnes & Noble released the NOOK Color, and it’s been over a year since the company stopped offering any significant software updates for the 7 inch tablet. But just because the NOOK Color has been discontinued doesn’t mean you can’t teach an old color eReader new […]

Deals of the Day (11-16-2012)

B&N NOOK Color

The Barnes & Noble NOOK Color may be starting to show its age, with an 800 MHz single core processor. But B&N’s first Android-based tablet still has a pretty great screen, long battery life, and a case designed to be easy to hold during long reading sessions. Today CowBoom is selling pre-owned models for just […]

NOOK Tablet price drops to $159, NOOK Color goes to $139

NOOK Tablet

Starting November 4th, 2012 you’ll be able to pick up a new B&N NOOK Color for $139 or a ¬†NOOK Tablet for $159. Barnes & Noble is cutting prices of its first two Android tablets to help set them apart from the NOOK HD which has a starting price of $199. Update: Prices have fallen […]

Deals of the Day (10-25-2012)

NOOK Color

Sure the B&N NOOK HD will be available in a few weeks for $199 and up. But if you’re looking to save a few bucks, you can buy B&N’s first 7 inch Android tablet for the price of a GooPad mini. The bookseller is selling refurbished NOOK Color tablets in its eBay store for just […]

CyanogenMod 10 Alpha brings Android 4.1 to the NOOK Color

NOOK Color with CyanogenMod 10 (Android 4.1)

Almost exactly two years after Barnes & Noble first released the NOOK Color, a team of independent developers have released an unofficial build of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the 7 inch tablet. Update: This is now an official build. You can download the latest builds directly from the CyanogenMod download page. The NOOK Color […]

B&N to phase out NOOK Color, keep selling the NOOK Tablet

NOOK Tablet

Barnes & Noble may be launching new tablets in November. But the company isn’t ready to discontinue last year’s model yet. You’ll be able to pick up the NOOK Tablet even after the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ hit the streets in a little over a month. The company is finally getting ready to retire […]

Deals of the Day (9-06-2012)

B&N NOOK Color

Sure, next-gen tablets and eReaders are all the rage these days. But that means you can get a pretty great deal on older models. Refurbished Barnes & Noble NOOK Color tablets are going for just $120. That’s not a bad price for a device with a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, an 800 […]

B&N drops NOOK Color, NOOK Tablet prices ($149 to $199)

B&N NOOK tablets

Barnes & Noble is knocking $20 to $50 off the prices of its NOOK tablets running Google Android software. You can now pick up a NOOK Color for $149, an 8GB NOOK Tablet for $179, or a 16GB model for $199. The price cuts come the better part of a year after B&N introduced the […]

ForeverMap 2 brings maps and navigation to the Nook Tablet and Nook Color

ForeverMap 2

When Barnes & Noble introduced the Nook Color then the Nook Tablet, they each cost far less than most slates on the market. The bookseller partially achieved this by leaving out some hardware, such as cameras, Bluetooth, and GPS radios. Despite this lack, it’s now possible to use both Nook tabs as GPS navigation devices. […]

Deals of the Day (5-03-2012)

NOOK Color

The Barnes & Noble NOOK Color may not have a dual core processor or a microphone, but that’s about all that’s separating this 7 inch Android tablet aimed at readers from the newer NOOK Tablet. Barnes & Noble normally sells the NOOK Color for $169, but the retailer has just dropped the price to $149, […]