NOOKColor’s Android 2.2 Update May Add Android Market

Huge news coming out of the eReader market today surrounding the NOOKcolor’s Android 2.2 update.  According to Smartphone Magazine, the update coming in January 2011 may possibly bring the Android Market along for the ride.  Yes – conceivably this means you’re looking at a $250 Android tablet.   Before you make any hasty decisions and head off to purchase a NOOKcolor under these assumptions, you should know this is not confirmed.

The Android Market app was still under development and was not on the device to see. I was told that Nook users may not have access to the full market. The Nook I looked at had apps loaded via the SD card slot and seemed to run fine. The device will still give you access to all of your Nook material via the current interface that will be swicthable for the user.

Our friend Andrew Kamika of Androinica has put a NOOKcolor through the paces, considering as a potential tablet.  His findings were that it’s not quite as awesome as it sounds.   It’s hard to say, however, what else the 2.2 update might bring.  Barnes & Noble have updated the original NOOK a few times, optimizing it along the way.  It might be safe to assume they’ll do the same for the NOOKcolor outside of the Froyo update.

Having said all of that, we’re still anxious to see what happens next!

Via: Engadget

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Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

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3 Comments

  1. Haggie
    December 14, 14:32 Reply

    This might have pushed me to order a color Nook, but the Elocity A7 tablet is now shipping and is available for $299. The A7 is running the Tegra 2 dual core.

    • Theweakend
      December 14, 15:37 Reply

      That is a pretty nice tablet but I well wait until notion ink gets their pixel qi version in, or I’ll wait until pixel qi gets their 7″ screens and mod a tegra tablet.

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