It looks like the boys up XDA Developers Forum have gotten the brand new Barnes and Noble Nook Color rooted already! They got a fair number of Android Applications already running, such as the runaway game sensation “Angry Birds.”
The rooting process with the Barnes and Noble Nook Color will allow for a ton of Android Applications to to be installed on the device. People already have gotten the Dolphin Browser working, Angry Birds and Live Wall papers, along with a back and forward button.
It is unknown at this time if Barnes and Noble will close this gap in the firmware with a mandatory update, but it looks like right now the going is good on the independent development front to turn your Nook Color into a full fledged Tablet PC. Right now from reports it looks like this device runs things just as smooth as the $600 Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Now some people might think rooting the device is a sweet idea to get basically a Android Tablet out of your Nook, with the ability to install other Android Applications such as the Kindle Reader, Kobo Reader and many other e-reading software. Also you can now get the Android Market, Youtube and Gmail and other apps.
For one, it voids your warranty so use the first round of rooting with some trepidation. Also, you need a bit of Android or Linux skills to get this going at this time, although a Micro SD solution might be around the corner, so all you have to do is buy a Micro SD card and throw the software on it, and there you go! If you feel brave enough to get rooting your Nook Color on your own right now, take a look at THIS.
via XDA Developers
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