There are only a few e-readers on the market that run Google Android as their operating system of choice instead of Linux. The Nook Simple Touch and Sony PRS-T2 are two of the few that allow you to jailbreak your reader and do some innovative things. Recently a poster on Youtube has posted a video of a Sega Genesis Emulator running on the Nook Simple Touch.
Running emulators on your Nook e-Reader is nothing new and many users have done this in the past. One of the cool aspects is when you install a NoRefresh app, which disables the refresh rate that you see when you turn pages or when you activate many popular screen functions. This is purely for hobbyists and not meant to be any sort of serious gaming machine, but it’s still interesting to continue to witness people doing amazing things with their Nook Readers.
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.