Manual download page: Software Updates – Version 1.2.0
I don’t know what ZDNet means by this:
There’s no need to hack the Nook Color into an Android tablet anymore as B&N is giving out the power for free.
It will still be a NookColor, not an open Android tablet. Thus, rooting will still be required if you want to install apps outside of the NookColor Market.
Monitor Portal:NookColor for new rooting developments.
Add Comments if you have a NookColor.
Updates to appear below.
Update 1: Barnes & Noble has posted a video about the update.
Update 2: Barnes & Noble has posted a video about the new email function:
Update 3: Barnes & Noble has posted a video about installing software updates:
Update 5: Also according to XDA, Android apks cannot be installed on the NookColor despite the presence of the new app store. Rooting is still required to install via apps via apks.
I’ve de-stickied this post. Being able to still run CM7 via microSD is the key thing for most people.
I end this with two new Barnes & Noble videos:
What’s interesting is that Barnes & Noble seems to be favoring the NookColor over the eInk Nook. Have sales tipped in the NookColor’s favor? Is their eInk Nook on the way out?