One of the things lacking when Barnes and Noble announced their Nook 2 – a Simple Touch Reader at Union Square in New York – was the absence of a proper web browser. It seems when we posed these questions at the unveiling we were met with responses that it did not ship with one. It seems now that there is a web browser that works on the Nook 2, it just does not work all that well.
Here is how it works, if you visit the search icon and type in a URL in the web browser it will load a web page. It does not have a great interface and many people are claiming it’s buggy. Some users are saying that it is more responsive than the Kindle Browser.
So it looks like the web browser IS packaged with the new Nook 2, but it is hidden away. Rumor has it that Barnes and Noble is refining it and intend to have it be available in a future firmware update. When we asked our sources at Barnes and Noble about this, they said within a month we will see a more polished version of the internet browser. We also heard of another nice future addition; an Android App store with the applications customized towards the e-ink display.
via Android Community
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.