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 […]

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ported to Transformer Pad, NOOK Tablet, HD2

Asus Transformer Pad TF300T with Android 4.1

It’s been less than a week since Google released the source code for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean — and independent developers have been hard at work, bringing Google’s latest software to existing devices including the Acer Iconia Tab A500 and Amazon Kindle Fire. Now there are early builds of Jelly Bean for a few more […]

CyanogenMod Alpha 0.05.1 for the NOOK Tablet

NOOK Tablet

Less than a week after Barnes & Noble released software version 1.4.3 for the NOOK Tablet, the developers behind an unofficial port of CyanogenMod 9 for the NOOK tablet have updated their software as well. As you could probably guess from the version number, CyanogenMod Alpha 0.05.1 is still a work in progress. There’s no […]

B&N releases Nook Tablet 1.4.3 software, breaks root (temporarily)

NOOK DC Comics

Barnes & Noble recently added over 100 comic book issues from DC comics to the NOOK Store, allowing NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet users to purchase and read Batman, Superman, and other comics on their tablets. The company also released a minor software update adding zoom view in comics and graphics novels, 2-page mode in […]

Deals of the Day (5-16-2012)

NOOK Tablet

The Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet is a 7 inch tablet with a 1 GHz dual core processor and a 1024 x 600 pixel display. Prices normally start at $199 for an 8GB model. But today B&N is selling the 8GB tablet through its eBay store for just $149. That makes the entry level NOOK […]

B&N to spin off NOOK business, Microsoft to invest $300 million

NOOK Tablet

Barnes & Noble has announced it’s creating a new subsidiary which will house the company’s digital and college businesses. That means that the NOOK eReaders and tablets and digital book divisions won’t be under the same roof as B&N’s nearly 700 book stores in the US — but NOOK eReaders will still be tied to […]

Deals of the Day (4-16-2012)

NOOK Avengers

The NOOK Tablet is a 7 inch Android tablet aimed at readers. But we’re not just talking text-based eBooks. B&N also offers digital comic books, and today the company is offering a pretty good deal for comic book fans. Pick up to Marvel Avengers digital comics, and get a NOOK Tablet for $30 off. I […]

Android 4.0.4 comes to the NOOK Tablet (unofficially)

NOOK Tablet Android 4.0.4

Now that  Android 4.0.4 updates are rolling out for phones and tablets that are officially supported by the CyanogenMod team, we’re starting to see unofficially supported CyanogenMod devices getting in on the action. This weekend the folks that first brought Android 4.0 to the Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet released Alpha 0.02, this time with Android […]

How to dual-boot CyanogenMod 7, NOOK Tablet OS with a microSD card

NOOK Tablet SD card slot

The Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet ships with a custom version of Google Android designed to let you download books, periodicals, and apps from the B&N Store. But hackers have been installing other versions of Android for months, allowing you to install Google’s digital content store and tweak everything from the tablet’s home screen to […]