[kwlug-disc] Android tablet

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Wed Jun 8 15:49:42 EDT 2011


That's an interesting device for toying around with.  Here is a
review/comparison of the Nook that may be helpful:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4302/battle-of-the-budget-tablets-nook-color-vs-galaxy-tab

Where/how does one go about getting such a device in Canada?


On Wed, 2011-06-08 at 14:48 -0400, Chris Irwin wrote:
> There were a few people that were asking questions about the tablet I
> had with me on monday. It is a "Barnes & Noble NookColor", from the
> book chain of the same name south of the border. It is marketed, and
> functions, as an e-reader.
> 
> 
> They have several devices, but this one in particular has a regular
> colour LCD screen (as opposed to e-ink on the others) which makes it
> suitable for use as a plain-old tablet. The device actually runs
> android out of the box, but is a very customized interface geared
> toward buying their ebooks (which you can't do in Canada anyway).
> There are a few options to run a "plain" android build on it, turning
> it in to a relatively inexpensive tablet when compared to some of the
> alternatives.
> 
> 
> The simplest option (where I started) is called NookieFroyo. This is a
> build of Android 2.2 that you install (dd) on a microSD card. The
> NookColor boots from SD first, so this is a great way to get your feet
> wet without flashing the device. Pull the card out and you're running
> the original firmware.
> 
> 
>     http://nookdevs.com/NookColor:_Nookie_Froyo
> 
> 
> Running from MicroSD tends to be slow, so when looking to flash it to
> the internal memory I came across another firmware, CyanogenMod. This
> is a build of Android 2.3 designed as a permanent replacement for the
> stock firmware. I've been running this for a few months without any
> issues.
> 
> 
>     http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/index.php?title=Barnes_%
> 26_Noble_Nook_Color
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Chris Irwin
> <chris at chrisirwin.ca>
> 
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