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Nook Color rooted, can now run Amazon Kindle app

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 30 Dec 2010 9:04

Nook Color rooted, can now run Amazon Kindle app BlogKindle has posted instructions on how to root the new Nook Color e-reader, opening up the device to Android apps like the Amazon Kindle application.
The Kindle app is, obviously, not authorized on the Nook Color but rooted users can now enjoy both bookstores on one device.

Reads the article:
Yep, you are reading this right. Its actually quite easy now to get Kindle books on Nook color and have both eBook stores available to you on a single device. This is possible because Nook Color is more of an entry level Android tablet than a dedicated eReader. As it comes out of the box it just happens to start the Nook application by default and not let users run anything else.

However that can easily be fixed by rooting the device and enabling the Android Market. With Andoid market you can install all kinds of applications, including Kindle, Kobo reader. You would also be able to play Angry Birds and watch Youtube videos. Installing the Kindle application for Android will let you read Amazon Kindle books on your Nook Color device.

The blog does warn that rooting may void your warranty or stop you from eventually updating when Barnes & Noble upgrades the device to Android 2.2.

You can check the instructions here: Read Kindle books on Nook Color

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