Rooted NOOKcolor turned into a $250 in-car entertainment system

The Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor eBook Reader continues to prove popular with hackers looking for cheap Android tablets. Out of the box the NOOKcolor runs Android 2.1 with a custom user interface designed for purchasing and reading books and magazines. But with a little tweaking you can enable support for all sorts of other Android […]

Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb for the NOOKcolor now available for download

Over the past few days xda-developers forum member deeper-blue has made quite a bit of progress getting a pre-release version of Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb to work on the Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor. While the project is still a work in progress, today he released the tools needed to install the OS, which means anyone […]

Google Android Honeycomb ported to the NOOKcolor: Doesn’t really work yet

The good news is that the first version of Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb has been ported to an existing Android tablet. Xda-developers forum member deeper-blue combined data from the preview SDK Google released this week with a kernel for the NOOKcolor eBook reader to get the software up and running on the tablet. The bad […]

Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor firmware update brings pinch-to-zoom to the browser

Barnes & Noble has released a firmware update for the NOOKcolor. The 7 inch eBook Reader also happens to be a pretty decent Android tablet, but if you haven’t rooted the device or replaced the firmware, you might want to grab version 1.1 of the NOOKcolor software, because among other things it: Adds support for […]

Automated root installer for the NOOKcolor now available

People have been rooting the NOOKcolor since shortly after Barnes & Noble launched the Android powered 7 inch color eBook reader. But up until recently you had to know your way around a command line to get things done. Now a member of the xda-developers community has released a tool which automates the process. It’s […]

How to install Android Market on the NOOKcolor

The NOOKcolor is a 7 inch eBook Reader that ships with a highly customized version of Google Android 2.1 preloaded. Out of the box, it only runs a handful of apps including Barnes & Noble’s eBook software and a web browser. But we’ve seen hackers working their hardest to turn this $250 device into a […]

Barnes & Noble releases SDK for the NOOKcolor

Sure, if you really want to run third party Android apps on your Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor eBook reader (and tablet), you can just go ahead and root the device. But if you’re the less adventurous sort, it looks like new apps could be on the horizon anyway. Barnes & Noble has launched a software developer kit […]