Updating nook color operating system
The company just announced the availability of Kit Kat for the Nook Color, Nook Tablet, Nook HD, and Nook HD .
(For the moment, competitors Android For Nook and Root My Nook offer only 4.2 Jelly Bean.) For those unfamiliar with it, N2A Cards provides a bootable micro SD card (yours or theirs) containing Android.
Barnes & Noble's tablets are fairly unique in their ability to dual-boot this way, meaning your Nook OS (and any books or media you've purchased) remains intact if you decide to switch back to it later on.
The instant-download version (which requires you to supply your own memory card) costs .99, while preloaded cards start at .99.
The download option costs if you already have a micro SD card that you can write the image to.
If you purchased an N2A card in the past it costs .99 to upgrade to Android Kit Kat 4.4.
As tablet computers become more and more advanced, e Readers like Amazon's Kindle, Sony's Reader and Barnes & Noble's Nook are forced to expand their capabilities beyond the basic bibliophilic needs.
If you're already an N2A customer, you can get the Kit Kat update for .99.
Of course, savvy users will rightly point out that it's possible to "roll your own" bootable Nook-to-Android card, your only cost being some time and the card itself. Personally, I think is a pretty cheap upgrade for a tablet that might otherwise feel a little old and worn out, especially given its plug-and-play simplicity.
The Nook Color also joins the Play Book with Adobe Flash support in the browser.
Is your Nook tablet feeling a little long in the tooth?