[REQUEST] B&N Nook Simple Touch forum

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neilix

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I've just got one of these as a birthday present and I have to say that I'm very impressed with the device, really surprised at the amount of dev/hack information around for it, and absolutely shocked that there isn't a sensible place for this info to be housed on XDA.

We need a sub-forum!
 
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rocfire

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I would add myself to the list of people crying out for a Nook Simple Touch forum. I love my and may get rid of my tablet.
 

ryanpl

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Powers to be have heard

After much wishful wishing the powers to be here caved in and created a Nook Touch Forum for us. :cool:
 

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Yeah ! i seperated Forum Space ! +1 !!!

Now it's time to get Cyanogenmod running on our loved device ....8)

Thank you XDA !
 

fogbav

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I hope cynogenmod will be made for this great little device ... anyone who want's cynogenmod on Nook Touch too ?
 

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I hope cynogenmod will be made for this great little device ... anyone who want's cynogenmod on Nook Touch too ?

I honestly think any sort of CM on this would just be a waste. It's designed for reading and the built in software already does that pretty damn well. Plus there'd be a lack of space for anything significant like apps. If you want a better PDF reader or w/e you can root and install one. But I see no reason this hardware should get a whole new rom.
 

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I honestly think any sort of CM on this would just be a waste. It's designed for reading and the built in software already does that pretty damn well. Plus there'd be a lack of space for anything significant like apps. If you want a better PDF reader or w/e you can root and install one. But I see no reason this hardware should get a whole new rom.

I disagree. Some apps just won't work on the current getup the device is on. The Kobo app doesn't work with purchased books (it was a similar problem with the Nook Color until CM was ported), and the Sony Reader app won't work because it requires 2.2+.
 
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I disagree. Some apps just won't work on the current getup the device is on. The Kobo app doesn't work with purchased books (it was a similar problem with the Nook Color until CM was ported), and the Sony Reader app won't work because it requires 2.2+.

I'd love a 2.2 update simply because I'd like the ability to load apps on the SD card and run them from there. All of the app to sd programs I see require Android 2.2.
 
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Rumor has it that the e-ink might receive access to B&N's app store, which would possibly include a 2.2 update. It'll be interesting to see if there's any truth to said rumor.
 

ryanpl

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I can't see that happening. They advertise this device as a "simple reader". I don't think they'll officially add their own apps.
While they originally did market this as a simple reader I'm sure B&N has realized the great potential as a "buisness" or productivity tablet. Unless I'm mistaken the NC was originally marketed as a color E-reader and now it's being advertised as a tablet. I hope B&N does open the app market and make some apps for the E-ink.
 

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While they originally did market this as a simple reader I'm sure B&N has realized the great potential as a "buisness" or productivity tablet. Unless I'm mistaken the NC was originally marketed as a color E-reader and now it's being advertised as a tablet. I hope B&N does open the app market and make some apps for the E-ink.

I can see tons of uses for this beast, given it's battery life. Lots of productivity applications don't need color.
 
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    Would like to request a forum for the Barnes & Nobles Nook Simple Touch. It runs Android 2.1, and has been rooted. It is the first e-Ink reader with a full-fledged OS, and is eminently hackable. Its SoC is the same as the Nook Color, and CM7 will likely be ported to it. It has a 2-month battery life and daylight-readable screen, at a low cost of $139. It is shipping now.

    http://barnesandnoble.com/nook/index.asp

    Rooting instructions: http://nookdevs.com/NookTouch_Rooting

    Reviews: http://barnesandnoble.com/nook/reviews/index.asp
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    Ridiculousness of the lack of a Nook2 sub-forum...

    It is a bit ridiculous that we still don't have a sub-forum for the Nook2. It is bothersome to the Nook Color owners whose forums are being overrun and it is also hampering the development on the Nook2. We are all aware at this point of the merits of the device, it runs Android 2.1, it is extremely hack-able, while it can't do animation or video it can do things other Android devices can't. For those of us that are using the device it has unique benefits over other Android devices because of the readability of the screen and lengthy battery life. I use the Nook2 far more than any of my other Android devices specifically because of this. We really want to focus on development for this device because of its unique attributes. Applications need to be optimized (or at least some consideration) to make the best use of the eInk screen. Right now, this draconian lock against creating a separate subforum is stifling development for the Nook2 AND Nook Color. I hate to say this, but if the XDA administrators will not create a sub-forum ASAP, does anyone have any suggestions for another place to host Nook2 development forum? It is a real shame because it has a lot in common with the Nook Color and it can benefit from collaboration from existing Nook Color development, but right now this forum structure is just hampering the development for BOTH devices.
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    So from the various threads that are around in the Nook Color thread, so far people have managed to

    - root the nook touch,
    - access superuser permissions,
    - Work out there is 728mb usable ram and 228mb program memory,
    - Install and run ADWLauncher and LauncherPro
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4dMZvff9qg- Install and run FBReader
    - Install and run the Kindle app http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4MJungKIxY
    - Suggest that the CPU is the same as the Nook Color?!?
    - Suggest that the Nook Touch has Bluetooth but it is disabled
    - Suggest that devs will start work on a CM7 port

    Some excellent developments already and an exciting future for the device, please may we have a forum/sub-forum now? Pretty please with sugar and cherries ontop? :)
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    I second that request.

    Nook Simple Touch, once rooted, is the first eink Reader that doesn't bound hardware and manufacturer's software together. It has great potential to be the ultimate reading device.
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    I second this request.