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Barnes & Noble has released its third quarter financial results today, which highlights narrowed losses compared to previous reports. In addition, the company has announced its plan to launch a new Nook color e-reader in early fiscal 2015. As reported last June, Barnes & Noble suffered losses on its Nook tablet lines, and subsequently announced its move to co-brand future Nook tablets with third-party manufacturers. This move was to assume less risk in production, while still earning money from devices sold and allowing for room to focus on its digital bookstore.
Barnes & Noble is readying a mystery product that could lead to an expansion into audio. A product page for a Nook Audio has shown up on Barnes & Noble's own online store with an OE250 model name. AS the name isn't connected to existing Nooks and hasn't cleared the FCC, it may be a speaker dock, wireless speakers, or headphones for the Nook Color or Nook Tablet.
The Barnes & Noble Nook Color has had its boot loader by-passed and Android 4.0 successfully installed. @Nemith, an XDA Developers forum member, has posted the first images of a Nook Color running CynaogenMod 9 with Android 4.0 also running. The workaround was made possible by using a microSD card to install CynaogenMod9, which enabled the tablet to be booted from there instead of the built-in storage without erasing the standard software.
Barnes & Noble has just revealed that it has added new official apps to its Nook Tablet and Nook Color devices. They include the popular Words with Friends, with Twitter and Plants vs. Zombies coming soon. Others are promised for early next year as well.
The iFixIt crew has just obtained the Nook Tablet conducted its traditional teardown in search of its repairability and parts. The full color e-book reader has a unique built-in design element that is the carabineer clip on its corner. The microSD card slot is right beside it and it's surrounded by two small circles that hide screws.
Keeping up the tradition of hacked Nooks, XDA-Developers forum contributors have posted a full root for the Nook Tablet. A combination of USB drivers as well as either a batch program or a command line sequence will let users freely install or remove apps on the Android 2.3 slate. The hack, zergRush, doesn't unlock the bootloader and thus won't take completely new firmware like CyanogenMod.
The rumored Nook Color 2 may be out on November 7, The Digital Reader reported, citing three separate sources. All of them are Barnes & Noble employees, with one of them saying that a big, Nook-related announcement is coming on November 7. A team meeting touched on it related to the revamp of stores' Nook displays and sections.
Amazon officially if partially entered the tablet arena on Wednesday by launching the Kindle Fire. The seven-inch tablet uses a heavily customized version of Android 2.1 and is a showcase for Amazon Prime, Amazon MP3, Cloud Player, and now much more optimized magazines on the Kindle bookstore with a newsstand for titles from Condé Nast, Hearst, and Meredith. The $79 Prime subscription gets the usual free two-day shipping as well as unlimited access to Amazon Internet video; a 30-day trial comes with the sale.
Barnes & Noble outlined a forthcoming Nook Color update, version 1.3, on Tuesday. It brings with it enhanced Nook Newsstand content, allowing users to view special edition versions of People, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, Time, Parents, and Fitness. At the same time, new parental controls that allow disabling the web browser are included in the update as well.
Barnes & Noble's Nook Color e-reader will now ship with just 1GB of its 5GB capacity available for side-loading content such as music and movies, Engadget found. Before this, users had all 5GB available for this purpose. B&N simply said the change was made to "ensure ample space for a customer's Nook Library and Nook Apps" is available. Outside of any hacks that would remove the partition, users can still load multimedia files onto microSD cards thanks to the built-in slot.
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