Those who have been looking to buy the Nook Color as a cheap Android tablet should be prepared for a pleasant shock. This since Barnes & Noble has quietly imposed a restriction on the usage of the Nook’s 5 GB memory so that it’s now just 1 GB that can be used to side-load content while the rest is to be used for loading the books and other apps purchased from the Nook store. This means, there is precious little space left to store movies or music files.
However, as engadget points out, it’s only the new set of Nooks with a blue dot on its package that comes with the memory partition. Also, as a silver lining, the SD card slot remains usable which means one still has the option to listen to music or watch movies and so on by making good use of the allowable 32 GB of storage.