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The Meteoric Rise of Android: Infographic

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It’s pretty incredible to think that Android is such a young operating system, and is really only three years old. We’ve tracked down a very cool infographic on the rise of Android. With the upcoming release of the Motorola Xoom, and the tidal wave of Android Tablets and Smartphones soon to follow, we have no doubt that 2011 will truly be the year of Android. Check it out below:

NOOK for Android App updated

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NOOK for Android is a pretty popular application, especially among Barnes & Noble customers. This hot application has now received an update and those users who are running Android 2.1 will enjoy new features including four professionally designed themes for page and text color including: Day, Night, Sepia and Butter. You can also adjust the screen settings, controlling the brightness and margin. Other benefits include, Ability to read rights-free ePub files from a personal collection in the app simply by side-loading them into the My Documents folder Flexibility to store the app on board or an SD card (for devices…

Astri’s dualscreen Android e-ink ‘My Interactive Device’

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Astri, as yet an unknown company, are attempting to break into the eReader market with a dual screen Android based device. I cannot be certain, but the logo on this device looks to be the same as that used by ‘Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited’ in Hong Kong. Check it out yourself here. There are a few appealing sides to the Astri MID (n.b. ‘My Interactive Device’) such as the pocket size and the fact that both screens are touchscreen enabled. One of the screens runs Android and is a LCD touchscreen measuring 4.8-inches in size. The…

Barnes & Noble to ship 60,000 Nooks in 2009 and 500,000 by March 2010

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The Barnes & Noble Nook has been far more popular than Barnes & Noble ever anticipated. The book retailer has struggled to fill orders with shipping delays plaguing those who pre-ordered the Android-powered e-reader when it launched on October 20th. Pre-orders were expected to ship on November 30th but that date was pushed back until December 7th. Even with the delays, Barnes & Noble was expected to fulfill most pre-orders in time for Christmas. For those who didn’t receive their Nook in time for the holidays, Barnes & Noble was sending affected customers a $100 online gift certificate. Estimates from…

Nook gets firmware 1.1 update – improved performance and in-store offers

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The Barnes & Noble Nook has received its fair share of negative reviews from early adopters who claim the Android-powered e-reader is sluggish, especially when compared to the Amazon Kindle 2. B&N rolled out firmware 1.1 yesterday which hopes to improve the e-reader’s performance and add a new local promotional feature that will differentiate the Nook from its competition. The local promotions will allow Nook owners to download free reading content when visiting their local B&N store. In the future, it may even be possible to download and read an entire book while within the confines of a local B&N…

Video: Nook gets reviewed

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by 4 years ago
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The guys over at Slash Gear have had enough hands-on time with Barnes & Noble’s Nook to piece together a fully fledged review. Most of the Android based news and indeed most devices that run Android are based around a Smartphone concept. The Nook is different because it is an eBook reader, similar to Amazon’s Kindle, and yet still runs Google’s Android OS. But this isn’t any old eReader. With two displays, including a full color 3.5’’ capacitive touchscreen for navigation, this thing might even have something to offer those that never thought they’d get sucked in by all the…

Spring Design files Lawsuit against Barnes & Noble’s Nook

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by 4 years ago
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Back towards the end of October, we broke the news that Sprint Design will release an Android based product called ‘Alex’, an e-Book reader with two displays, one for E Ink standard reading and another for multimedia in full color. A day later, Barnes & Noble dropped a bomb shell and announced the news that they too were releasing an e-Book reader by the name of ‘Nook’ and this two would have a similar design, including two screens (one E Ink and one a full color touch-screen). At the time it seemed a little fishy that two such similar devices…