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Old 11-03-2009, 01:45 PM   #1
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Android & tech-hacking?

I pre-ordered a Nook.

My bet is on Android, I am thinking (a big guess and bet on my part) that with all the SDK for Android and the tech-hackers that someone will bust that OS wide open and start tinkering.

I would not be surprised to see some apps start to pop up (wi-fi usage, basic apps, mp3 hacks, even a web-browser?)

No doubt the Nook looks to be a nice gadget and combined with a pseudo-open source OS it could turn into a little more than what it is.

Sure it handles PDFs probably as well as any other eReader.
It handles EPUB, etc.

The question for me is - does Android turn it into something special?

It's a bet and I don't know if it will pay off - but I made the bet.
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:33 PM   #2
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I sure hope so - I'm planning on getting one in December - after any and all fallout of the early adopters hits the fan
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:57 PM   #3
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I am thinking that pretty soon they will have a program that will strip DRM and convert books right on the reader itself.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:14 PM   #4
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With Android SDK out - we only need someone to point us through the front door of the Nook and the rest should be easy.

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Old 11-07-2009, 02:34 PM   #5
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I am thinking that pretty soon they will have a program that will strip DRM and convert books right on the reader itself.
Since the Kindle is also Linux based I would assume there wouldn't be much work needed to port Jesse Vincent's Savory for the Kindle to the Nook.
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It would be nice if we can hack it to display Thai ebook.

Is it technicallly possible?
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