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« on: October 29, 2011, 09:36:37 PM »
Another CM7 Modder here. Best purchase I made all year.
Nook Color News - Front Page Comments and Discussion / Re: Nook Color 2 Reportedly To Ship Starting November 7th« on: October 29, 2011, 09:35:44 PM »
So are they still expecting two new Nook Color models...a 7 inch and 10 inch? Or is it just the 7 inch replacement?
I think you're right in that Ice Cream Sandwich comes out it'll be available for N2A cards. What I'm not sure about are the minimum specs of ICS. Will it run on the current Nook Color or will we need a faster device. Also will it take advantage of hardware acceleration on the NC? One of the problems that people have had putting Honeycomb on the NC has been the lack of hardware graphics acceleration. The program itself funs fine but the home screens are laggy because all the rendering is being done in the software. Has this been fixed yet? I think the N2A card is a good option for those that want the flexibility of going back to their standard NC OS. It also let's you use CM7 without voiding the warranty on your NC since you're not overwriting it...you're just doing an external boot.
« on: September 29, 2011, 07:02:52 PM »
You make a good point rohiguchi! The Nook Color has been rooted a long time ago and a lot of us, especially here on the forum are using CM7 or some other full Android Rom and not the dumbed down NOOK OS. The Kindle Fire hasn't been rooted yet...heck...it's not even out and we don't know how or when it might be rooted. I'm not sure how pro-rooting Amazon is gonna be or if they'll have a locked bootloader or not on the Fire. I'm sure it'll get rooted eventually anyway once the Developers get their hands on it, especially the guys at rootzwiki and XDAdev. Personally I like having CM7 because I don't have to go through BN's store to load books and apps etc on and can use the android market. The Fire doesn't give access to the android market...you have to use Amazon's everything. Only time will tell if the Kindle Fire ends up being a favorite of the custom rom community like the nook color. I'm sure BN isn't standing still though. The hardware on the Kindle Fire is fairly basica. No SD slot or hdmi or 3g and only 2 point multitouch. Plenty of room for the new Nook Color to outdo them in the hardware dept imho.
There are all kinds of great games you can play on your Nook Color but which ones are the 'best' is a tough question to know as it depends on your taste in games! It also depends on if your Nook Color has been rooted and has a full version of android on it or if you are using the stock Nook Color which still has games but not nearly as many. Angry Birds is always popular but some others that are really cool are:
Angry Birds Rio
Angry Birds Seasons
Raging Thunder 2
and lots more depending on what you're into.
Rooting your Nook Color enables you to flash a custom rom with a full fledged operating system such as Android making your Nook Color a full android tablet. You can then download and use any of thousands of apps many of which you can't use on the standard out of the box Nook Color. You can also do other things such as turn up the speed of the processor to make your tablet act more responsively. Rooting your Nook Color is a relatively easy procedure to do but just remember it will void your warranty from Barnes and Noble so make sure you're ok with that.
The basic specifications (specs) of the Nook Color are the following:
800MHz Ti OMAP 3621 CPU
POWERVR SGX530 GPU
Screen: 1024 x 600 IPS display, 16 million colors
User Memory: 8GB
Speaker: 1 mono on back
Connectors: micro SDHC - can add 32GB of memory
Height: 8.1 inches
Width: 5.0 inches
Depth: 0.48 inches
Weight: 15.8 ounces
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