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Old 06-24-2013, 03:28 PM   #16
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I just put the N2A card in my Nook HD+ (bought the 32GB Class 4 card from Amazon and paid for the download N2A software - saved about $12, IIRC), because I wanted to see what was what with it, and I didn't want to break my warranty yet.

I don't know if you really gain all that much, now that Google Play is available. I suppose it depends on whether or not certain apps that you want are not available on the straight Nook platform. Using the N2A card allows you to download the apps that Nook blocks because they are "Unidentified Sources". You can access the Amazon Appstore with it. I'm guessing you can access the other Android app markets also, though I haven't tried that yet. I've been able to download Android apps directly from websites (IndieBound, for example). Both cores are now clocked at 800 MHz at rest, as opposed to the straight Nook's 396 MHz at rest; the device does open and close programs fast. You can install Flash on it, getting the software from Adobe's archived versions website. You also get full access to all the Android settings controls, not just the ones that B&N has sandboxed for us.

The limitations I've come across so far are the sites like Cablevision/Optimum which offer Android apps, but only for specific phone devices.

When powering up the device, it boots into N2A's CM10 software, but if you install a program called Quick Boot you can press its icon, choose "Bootloader" in the menu that comes up and it will reboot into the stock Nook software without powering down and up. To get back into CM10 if you are in the stock Nook software, though, you have to power down then power up - Quick Boot doesn't work on the Nook side. If you don't want to boot into CM10 at power up, you have to remove the microSD card from the device, because it defaults to that, and then you will just boot into stock Nook until you replace the N2A card.

I'm not going to put N2A on my HD because it's perfectly serviceable for the things I need it for as it is. My HD+ with N2A is now an unfettered Android tablet without having to root it and break the warranty.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:45 PM   #17
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:46 AM   #18
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I've added the NEXT Browser to my must-haves. It also plays Flash and Amazon Instant Video works on it.

What I'm trying to decide on now is a password manager.

ETA: That browser will also play the Acorn TV videos from the Acorn website.
Go to this link http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/brow...=2940043651563 you will be able to use flash with any browser. It took me a minute to find that as it didn't come up when I searched for browser plug in. I was able to use it with the ones I listed above and also Dolphin Browser which I ended up uninstalling. Flash worked on the puffin browser (with what was built into it) but it was choppy so I uninstalled it.


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I haven't been able to get the springpad or YNAB (you need a budget) so I'm going to have to look into trying to side load those.
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:38 PM   #19
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:37 PM   #20
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I am nickel-and-diming myself into poverty between Google Play, the Nook Store and the Amazon App store - lol.

I decided on the mSecure password manager; I like its encryption features.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:42 PM   #21
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I decided on the mSecure password manager; I like its encryption features.
I use it on both my iThings and Android devices and like it a lot.

I haven't used their desktop software, but a friend of mine does and likes that too.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:26 PM   #22
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:26 AM   #23
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Solitaire City
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One of my favorite apps is AppGratis. It offers a different paid app for free every day. A week or two ago they had Moon+ Reader Pro. I got it even though I use Mantano Premium as my everyday reader. Most of the offerings seem to be games, which I don't get since I have enough of them on my tablet already. But if you want more free games for your kids, check out this app.

I also really like Application Folder. It lets you group your apps into folders, and you can use any image you want for the folder icon. This app is especially useful if you are using the stock firmware, which I preferred to keep, because that comes with no folder system of its own.

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Although I have quite a few apps from the B&N store, here are some of my favorites from Google Play...

Press Reader
Zinio
Calibre Companion
ComicRack
Poweramp Music Player
Speaktoit Assistant
Flight Track
Flight Board
IMI - Japanese Dictionary
ES File Explorer
ES Task Manager
WDTV Live Remote

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Infinite Flight
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