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How difficult is rooting the nook? I've seen someone put the Honeycomb preview on it but it had no sound as a issue of it only being a preview and there are so many different roms for android. I've never really used android other than downloading the emulator to see what it was like and I liked it a little bit because it was something different and I love just fiddling with things to see how they work. And are there specific roms that work best for certain items like one is better for a phone and one is better for the tablet. I know that Honeycomb is a real tablet friendly version of android from playing with a Xoom in Best Buy.
I believe its quite simple, and there will be stable ports by now... I'm sure I'd seen one or two on XDA actually. Nonetheless there will be a tablet friendly UI port there somewhere
post #12 of 22
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Well it looks like I will be buying a Nook Color this weekend I have really liked them for a while but the lack knowledge about Android kept me from getting one (and a lack of funds...). But as long as it can email, have a text app, play some games and let me watch some Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, I will have no issue with it. What is the battery life like in real-world use? Like with the wifi on and doing basic web surfing or email even how it last playing that damn Angry Birds.
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Well it looks like I will be buying a Nook Color this weekend I have really liked them for a while but the lack knowledge about Android kept me from getting one (and a lack of funds...). But as long as it can email, have a text app, play some games and let me watch some Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, I will have no issue with it. What is the battery life like in real-world use? Like with the wifi on and doing basic web surfing or email even how it last playing that damn Angry Birds.
Awesome, hacking android is easy if you do a bit of research beforehand

You should be able to do all of the above, and I have no idea about battery life... it'd have to be more than 12 hours though.
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I don't know if you've considered other options but you could afford the Asus Transformer. It's a Honeycomb tablet and (if you can find one) is only $399.
    
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I don't know if you've considered other options but you could afford the Asus Transformer. It's a Honeycomb tablet and (if you can find one) is only $399.
...if he doesn't want to get a 5850 and wants to be broke at the end of it. The nook is best bang for buck imo and it leaves some money for him to spend on other stuff(new CPU!, I'm switching from an E8400...).
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I don't know if you've considered other options but you could afford the Asus Transformer. It's a Honeycomb tablet and (if you can find one) is only $399.
Yeah kinda need the 5850... and I can get a pretty much new Nook Color on cragslist around here for like $200 which leave a little left over for a case or an SD card to get some more space for my videos and such. As for upgrades, I was gonna wait until I have enough for a full platform upgrade to LGA 2011 or whatever 2013 puts out that has good PCI-e 2.0 x16 capabilities (like x16/x16/x16/x16) for some serious Crossfire action.
post #17 of 22
I own a nook color. It is incredibly simple to install a rom. You can literally do it in 10 minutes to get an incredibly stable and full featured rom. I'd suggest CM7 for now, Honeycomb builds are more of an interesting test for now, but not a Daily for most.
    
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post #18 of 22
As much as I would want to recommend Nook Color, are you willing to wait until the 24th?
There is a rumor that B&N is going to launch a new line of e-Reader.

As for the battery life, if you install CM 7 on it, expect 24~48 hours between charging.
As of now, Dalingrin is compiling a new kernel based on .32 linux kernel that should solve the problem of deep sleep on Nook Color.
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While at 5 days from now, it might be worth the wait, I'd bet large sums of money it will be a revamp to the original nook and not the nook color. The original nook is old. The nook color is new and still being updated. They aren't ready to cut it out yet.
    
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post #20 of 22
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I was gonna guess that they put out a new color e-ink version of the standard nook and maybe a 3G version of the NookColor. I'm just going to grab it off of craigslist for cheap if I can get the frickin phone verification to work... Really would like to get it this week end so I can have my new 5850 running all those Mhashs and I can just relax while playing some Angry Birds or surf OCN
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