Nook Color to Get Froyo in January
Interesting. Very interesting. Word is that Android 2.2 (Froyo) will be hitting the Nook Color in January. Yes, you can do some rooting and install it now, but this looks like an official way of moving only one step behind the next version of Android.
What’s really interesting about this is that Froyo will enable the Android Marketplace. What that essentially means beyond trying out Apps on the device is that you should be able to officially be able to install and run the Amazon Kindle App and have access to your Kindle books on the Nook Color.
Quite a few folks who have been hacking around say that the Nook Color at only $249 could be quite a capable Android Tablet. We’ll have to see how this all plays out after we hit the new year.
See UPDATE in this post.
12/14/2010 at 9:00 pm
I think that the NookCOLOR is going to set a new price point for future tablets with great quality. The NookCOLOR, as everyone knows, it is going to be a very capable device especially when hacked. But now that it will officially have Froyo, it is going to be a very good device for the price. Now all they need to add is a mic, and a camera, and some BT with GPS and you have a very good tablet.
12/26/2010 at 3:21 pm
may I make a statement to your ideas, they WILL never happen due to the fact that the nook color is meant to be an e reader. Barnes and Nobles won’t add any of that except for Bluetooth because you could wirelessly transfer books. The 2.2 update won’t have the market place but a different one