Until recently, owners of the Nook Color have resorted to various third-party modifications in order to turn their devices into a true tablet. Not so anymore.
Seeking to capitalize on these hacks’ popularity , the company Nook2Android hopes to simplify a process that can, and often will, brick your device if done improperly.
For a paltry $35, one can treat themself to the latest 2.3 Gingerbread in its entirety. This includes full a/b/g/n wifi, the Android Market, Gmail, Facebook, Pandora, and more. It’s as easy as turning off the Nook, inserting the 8GB SD card pre-loaded with all the necessary software, and turning it back on again. Even better, should you decide to change your mind, it’s every bit as easy to uninstall.
Better yet, the company legitimately sells their product through Amazon, even offering a 14-day return policy. The few reviews already present, are positive.
Sure, it isn’t free, and it takes some of the fun from hacking the device yourself. However, for your everyday user, it’s a great way to enter the world of Android at a fraction of the cost of owning a real tablet.