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Old Dec 14, 2010, 02:33 PM   #1
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Default Nook Color to get Android 2.2 and Android Market in January

http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/14/n...ry-current-ha/

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And, thankfully, there is a much easier way coming, with Barnes & Noble confirming that Android 2.2 will be officially coming to the Nook Color in January. Yes, Android 2.3 is what's happening, but this is still an exciting upgrade as it will finally also allow access to a traditional Android home screen and even enable the Android Market. In other words, it should work just like an Android tablet, Kindle app and all.
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 02:43 PM   #2
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It would be a shame for people to scoop up all those Nooks simply for the Android OS only to find that everyone is buying books from Kindle...
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 02:46 PM   #3
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I'm pretty pleased with B&N so far. If one has an existing Kindle ebook collection this would allow them to easily migrate over.

I'm not happy with Amazon as they have been playing games with pricing lately.
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 03:13 PM   #4
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I'm pretty pleased with B&N so far. If one has an existing Kindle ebook collection this would allow them to easily migrate over.
How so?
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 03:19 PM   #5
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Having a Kindle reader will let them read kindle books on their Nook and not have to worry about keeping two readers around. That would allow an easy transition.
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 10:28 PM   #6
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Update 2: Barnes & Noble PR just got back to us to reiterate that Nook Color's own shop will begin adding apps in early 2011 and that there are currently no plans to enable Android Market. Move along, nothing to see here, folks.
Turns out it was too good to be true.
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Turns out it was too good to be true.
I think they missed an opportunity here for increased branding and mind-share. I'm willing to bet they've been paid off (or otherwise colluded with) to not allow official market support, but I am paranoid that way. The other Android tablet makers have to protect their inflated prices somehow, I figure.
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I think they missed an opportunity here for increased branding and mind-share. I'm willing to bet they've been paid off (or otherwise colluded with) to not allow official market support, but I am paranoid that way. The other Android tablet makers have to protect their inflated prices somehow, I figure.
One reason it might not get the Market is because it's not a 3G device. That's the only way the Galaxy Tab got it, and there's no guarantee the WiFi model will get it when it comes out... Market access currently is decided by whether a device has a 3G radio or not. That will change in 3.0 though.
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One reason it might not get the Market is because it's not a 3G device. That's the only way the Galaxy Tab got it, and there's no guarantee the WiFi model will get it when it comes out... Market access currently is decided by whether a device has a 3G radio or not. That will change in 3.0 though.
Weird. I suppose they need to have some standards given the disparate nature of Android based hardware, but that seems like an awfully arbitrary requirement.
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One reason it might not get the Market is because it's not a 3G device. That's the only way the Galaxy Tab got it, and there's no guarantee the WiFi model will get it when it comes out... Market access currently is decided by whether a device has a 3G radio or not. That will change in 3.0 though.
Actually from what I read Google requires 3g and GPS in all devices to be branded official.
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