Barnes & Noble Nook Color Hybrid E-Reader Tablet

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2 Comments to Barnes & Noble Nook Color Hybrid E-Reader Tablet

  1. The Nook Color will not run apps straight out of the Android Market, but that does not mean it cannot run them. In fact, they have done a lot of tests on apps from standard Android smartphones and they pretty much run on Nook Color, which has Android 2.1 under the hood. (The Nook native interface and apps are just standard Android application layers.) Barnes & Noble special Nook SDK runs on top of the standard Android one and gives developers access to exclusive extensions and APIs for the Nook and its interface. So porting Android apps is not difficult. B&N says it is more like optimising them for Nook than porting them.

    Nook Color screen is supposed to be better (less reflective) for reading than iPad.

  2. I personally believe that I would rather have a dedicated, cheap e-reader with e-ink technology to read books than a device with a backlit screen.

    Within five years we'll see e-ink displays (or something like it) on product packaging. In ten years, will be rolling it onto our walls.

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