Originally Posted by mofosyne
I wonder how you guys are going? I am slightly envious of the people who managed to get android working on the nook.
The only reason I would want android on kindle touch however is because I want better pdf support.
Is there any good pdf reader app for kindle touch? (one that also supports folder view)
The nook simple touch has android built in. It normally runs a custom desktop, but after you root it you can select a normal android desktop when you reboot. Rooting is just a minor patch.
The kindle does NOT have android built in, so would need a total firmware replacement. That firmware must have new device drivers based on the ones used in the kindle firmware. Not a trivial job to create this, but not that difficult because they both have linux underneath and we have kindle GPL source code for device drivers that we can use (perhaps with some minor modification).
People who want to do this need to start by studying the source code for android and the kindle touch, and read reference manuals and other relevant documentation. Those who have already studied much of what they need to do this may be busy with other projects, but noobs can certainly learn to do this too by following the guidance above.