Updating nook color operating system
I just recently picked up a Black Berry Play Book and while it has a fluid UI and nice form factor, the lack of applications is a major deal at the moment.
Even the Nook Color with this new update has a dedicated email client.
None of the three methods is irreversible, none will break your Nook Color (unless you try You’ll need three things to get started: a Nook Color, either an N2A card (see below), or a blank micro SD card along with a computer or card reader that accepts micro SD cards.
It’s important that your micro SD card be at least a Class 4 card, and preferably Class 6 or higher; two of these methods boot and run the Nook Color from the card itself, so you’ll want a fast card.
If you decide you don’t want Android after all, just turn off the Nook Color; take out the N2A card, and you’ll never even notice it was there in the first place.
We’ve reviewed the N2A card, so I’ll spare you the gritty details, but in essence: N2A uses a well-known Android ROM called Cyanogen Mod, which is based on Android 2.3 “Gingerbread.” It’s a solid operating system, adding a variety of apps and features as well as access to the entire Android Market.
Every time you power on the device, you’re given the option to boot into either Android or the Nook OS.
If you want to learn more on how to flash ROMs here’s some tutorials for the Nook Color and Nook Tablet.
Tablets were definitely THE Christmas present of 2011!
We’ll show you three ways to transform your Nook Color to an Android tablet.
Two of these methods let you choose whether you want to run different versions of Android or the Nook OS each time you boot; the other leaves most of the Nook customization intact, but adds Android Market access and a few clever Android features on top.