[Q] New nookColor. Bad luck?
So, I bought my wife a nook Color. She's an English teacher and she's embraced technology as a teaching aid, so I figured it would be perfect.
I did not modify the nook AT ALL. All I did was put some ebooks on it from around the web, loaded onto an SD card. Nothing unusual beyond it being a few THOUSAND files in .epub and .pdf format.
ANYHOW, she's seen issues.
First, she saw issues where the nook thought she was tapping constantly in the exact same spot. To be exact, the spot where the 'b' is. If we hit the nook home button, it kept clicking the book that was in the exact same spot as the 'b' button was. Shutting the nook off entirely fixed it.
Second, frequent lockups during normal use. Sometimes in the browser. Other times flipping through PDFs. Android itself usually wasn't locked up since we could hold the power button and get the dialog asking us if we REALLY wanted to shut it down, but the nook overlay GUI was certainly dead to us. Again, a hard reset (power button until it shut down) and power up fixed this without a problem.
At this point, we thought it would be a good idea to swap this out as a potential hardware issue. We bought it from Best Buy, so back to BB we went and swapped it out for another nookColor.
Now, we're seeing more issues, but different ones.
Third, the power cable doesn't seem to want to fit properly into the USB port like the last one did. A little play and it slides in ok, so no big deal.
Fourth, buttons are sensitive to where it thinks we tapped twice. I don't think this is a real issue since it's a matter of learning the device I think.
Fifth, and fairly important... this only happened once. It lost all sound. We have a child who's just over 1 year old, so the B&N's stance to try to set a high focus on that aspect was awesome, especially the childrens' books with the professional voice actors.
Now, it's my opinion that it's just an OS that was released prematurely. I think many of these issues will be fixed with the first update. Am I alone in these issues? Has anybody else seen anything similar?
For the record, I've taken a very hands-off experience with this since I'm extremely technologically savvy, and I wanted my wife to be able to run it without needing me there. None of these issues have persisted throughout a shutdown-reboot except for the sound issue. It required an 'erase and unregister' through the device info in settings.