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Old 09-05-2013, 12:34
AnthonymcQ
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The Nook Simple touch (£29) and Nook Glowlight (£69) have been reduseced to the prices in brackets in most stores in the UK.

I decided to get a glow light, as the simple touch was sold out in my local stores, and the light function is quite neat. I also like the physical buttons which the paperwhite does not have.

I had heard that its possible to root as it runs on android, and can run browser, email, and even the kindle app on it. Has anybody here done this yet ?

I think there's a difference in the UK and US firmware s, so don't want to brick it
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Old 09-05-2013, 17:20
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Isn't the nook reader different from the nook tablet? Like a kindle is not the same as a kindle fire. You can get the nook tablet to run android apps, but i doubt thats the 29 pounds device.
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Old 09-05-2013, 17:25
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Here you go - a video of what it actually looks like. And it looks horrible

http://lifehacker.com/5889158/turn-a...our-easy-steps
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Old 09-05-2013, 17:27
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Isn't the nook reader different from the nook tablet? Like a kindle is not the same as a kindle fire. You can get the nook tablet to run android apps, but i doubt thats the 29 puns device.
It is different, but the e-reader version also runs an older version of android and can be rooted,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIOlqsswecI

Could be handy to install dropbox to sync epub books, install the kindle app etc.
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Old 09-05-2013, 17:34
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Here's Sonic the Hedgehog running on it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_AcgYhoivA
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Old 09-05-2013, 19:39
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Yes, I have rooted mine (29 quid Touch) and now I can use it as intended or switch to a basic launcher for Android apps. It is running the Google Market and I have installed Twitter, Facebook and Opera Mobile browser etc. I doubt I will use them much but it is nice to have the option

Rooting was easy, look for NookManager at XDA
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Old 09-05-2013, 22:11
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ah, that is quite neat. I'm almost tempted to get one just to have an e-ink reader/browser. No good for games but I do a lot of reading of news/forums/articles that might be worth having.
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Old 11-05-2013, 23:25
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Is this good for reading newspapers in sunlight?Ie spain?
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Old 12-05-2013, 00:48
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Is this good for reading newspapers in sunlight?Ie spain?
It's great in sunlight as it uses e-ink, like the Kindle
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Old 15-05-2013, 21:51
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I bought a Nook and hacked it to run Android. I wasn't very impressed with it as a tablet and restored it back to being an e-reader. Incidentally it is an excellent reader (apart from side-loaded books often jumping back to page 1)
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Old 18-05-2013, 15:51
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I had heard that its possible to root as it runs on android, and can run browser, email, and even the kindle app on it. Has anybody here done this yet ?
Without rooting you can access the browser to see how poorly it performs: N > Settings > Social > Link to Facebook etc… > Google (Link Your Account) > Can't access your account? > in footer: Google Home
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