If you have a Barnes & Noble Nook Color eReader, you have a reason to celebrate. The Nook Color always ran some sort of version of Android OS, but it was heavily customized to Barnes & Noble’s liking. Now the eReader has been updated to Android 2.2(Froyo).
Froyo will bring Adobe Flash support to this eReader/Tablet hybrid. It will also bring an app store with 125 apps that Barnes & Noble approved for the device. A two apps that are available are Pulse News Reader and Angry Birds of course.
The Nook Color was initially marketed as a nice eReader, but Barnes & Noble noted that you can get a lot of raw power out of an affordable tablet($249) if you accept the modding community rather than shunning it. The Nook Color even received Honeycomb before the Xoom came out thanks to the guys over at XDA.
The Froyo update will allow users to get some of the features of a tablet, without having to mod the device. A few other features the update will bring are: pinch-to-zoom and improved multi-touch support, and device-wide search. They have also added a beta Nook Friends app which allows users to connect to Facebook and Twitter and share their progress and thoughts on current books they are reading.
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