Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2011
in How To, Technical, Values
My wife Amy and I love to read. In the Spring I bought Amy a Kindle book reader. Amy didn’t need a touch screen, so the Kindle with a 6″ display with a non-glare screen and great battery life was perfect for her. She loves it.
Amy read on her Kindle outside in the backyard all Spring, Summer and Fall while enjoying the garden without any inconvenient glare.
A couple years ago I found a great deal on an Android phone. I thought I would like it’s touch-screen. I liked a touch-screen even more than I thought I would. Frankly, I’m not certain I can easily ever have a phone without a touch screen again.
Yes, I Was Jealous
Like Amy I like to read. As jealous as I was over Amy’s Kindle I wondered if I would be willing to sacrifice a non-glare screen and great battery life for a touch screen.
I read extensively and found people were passionate about how much they loved their e-readers. I assumed I could not go wrong whichever I chose. I also knew that whatever I chose would probably be outdated within a year or two.
For Father’s Day my family bought me a wonderful ebook reader, Barnes and Noble’s Nook Color.
But, I Was Curious
I loved it, but even before I brought it home I had determined that I was going to modify it. Before you think that I’m more techie that I am, I had been reading about people who had “rooted” their Nook and modified it to permanently become an Android Tablet.
Since I was unwilling and a bit timid about the possibility of turning my gift into garbage I read extensively about the ways to mod a Nook Color [NC] by booting the Android Operating system from an SD memory card.
I was hoping for the following benefits since I had already been reading Kindle books and Nook books using apps on my phone and computers:
- Read my Barnes and Noble Nook books on my NC using a Nook Android app.
- Read my Kindle books on my NC using a Kindle Android app.
- I also wanted to surf the web, listen to music, watch videos and play games.
Tomorrow I’ll explain what I read in Nook to Android Tablet my Preparation.