"Barnes and Noble launched the Nook Color last year with the aim
of enabling a more interactive user experience and tighter Web
integration than conventional e-book readers. The device's color
touchscreen and assortment of Internet-enabled applications help
differentiate it from Amazon's increasingly ubiquitous Kindle.
"The Nook Color is an intriguing product, but its most
compelling feature isn't listed on the box. Beneath the e-book
reader facade, the Nook Color runs Google's powerful Android mobile
operating system. Barnes and Noble intends to eventually expose
more of the Nook's Android functionality to end users in future
updates, but Android enthusiasts have already gotten a head
"In this article, we will explain how to "root" the Nook Color
so that its software environment can be customized. We will also
evaluate the Nook Color's suitability as a low-cost tablet computer
and discuss third-party applications that are particularly useful
on the device."
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