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Old 06-06-2011, 10:43 PM   #31
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...Were there apps on the NC when it first came out? It could well be they just don't want any apps on it that aren't tailor made for it exactly.
There were a few apps on the NC when it came out... Pandora, Chess, Suduku (sp) and a few others. But, unless B&N makes a complete 180 degree turn, I don't see them putting these on the Touch. Of course, I could be wrong. It would not be the first time!
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:58 PM   #32
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They certainly can't put Pandora on it. Or rather, it would be a waste, since the device has no speakers.
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They certainly can't put Pandora on it. Or rather, it would be a waste, since the device has no speakers.
Yeah, I dont think that would be in the cards, but Email? News? Notetaking? Light browsing? Kindle App? Dictionary App? Whatever can work, why not?

I would definitely want to see all these legitimate text based applications working in a root environment, if possible. I currently own a Sony PRS-950 and he's sweating bullets while I keep a close eye on this progress.

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Old 06-06-2011, 11:33 PM   #34
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Yeah, I dont think that would be in the cards, but Email? News? Notetaking? Light browsing? Kindle App? Dictionary App? Whatever can work, why not?
amazon appstore with all those freebies I've collected since it came out
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:43 PM   #35
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As you mentioned, the main additional features would all be text-centric: a better PDF viewer with zoom (buttons or slider, I don't think the IR touch system is multitouch -- I can't see how it could be but I may be wrong), a better library browser with tag filtering/sorting, a web browser, a Stanza and ODPS content browser, etc.
The IR touch is multitouch capable according to the Neonode's press release (google searched).

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2010/02...he-5-13-range/
"zForce Pad offers a number of advantages compared to existing technologies: 100% transparency (no overlay needed like in resistive or capacitive), low cost for complete touch screen solution, ultrathin design, outstanding finger touch experiences (multi-touch support for gesture like pinch to zoom), integrated ambient light sensor for self adjusting backlight levels and lower power consumption and much more. "

A question is since NST doesn't have an accelerometer, how will it go to landscape mode, which is important for a PDF reader? Can you tap to force landscape mode in Android?

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Old 06-07-2011, 12:10 AM   #36
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Landscape mode definitely is a must.
I wonder if it is possible to add a web browser that would connect to internet via USB.
At that point I may buy one.
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:51 AM   #37
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A question is since NST doesn't have an accelerometer, how will it go to landscape mode, which is important for a PDF reader? Can you tap to force landscape mode in Android?
Depends on the reader app, but Moon+ supports this.
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:50 PM   #38
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If android is as close to linux as I think it is, all I should have to do is find the side-load partition and make a simlink in there to the main partition.
Unfortunately, I don't think this will work. The reason is, I believe the side-load partition is not an ext3 (Linux) filesystem; it's a DOS FAT filesystem, because it had to be mountable on a PC.

I could be wrong; I haven't checked this on my nook. But that's how my cell phone works; the internal storage is ext3, but the storage visible from a PC is FAT.
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:14 PM   #39
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Unfortunately, I don't think this will work. The reason is, I believe the side-load partition is not an ext3 (Linux) filesystem; it's a DOS FAT filesystem, because it had to be mountable on a PC.

I could be wrong; I haven't checked this on my nook. But that's how my cell phone works; the internal storage is ext3, but the storage visible from a PC is FAT.
Hmmm good point.
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:34 PM   #40
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I don't know if anyone has linked to this yet but the guy who put angrybirds on the nook touch yesterday put all of his code in a github repo:https://github.com/JesusFreke/nooktouch_uboot

Hopefully there will be more to come in the way of tutorials.
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:34 PM   #41
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Hilarious!

When did Angry Birds replace Doom as the first thing to do to a rooted device? I guess it's an Android/iOS thang.
Yup. It's ridiculous. But it signals to the world "been hacked!" in no uncertain terms.

I just want to see it run a stock Android build with a web browser, etc.
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:45 PM   #42
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Yup. It's ridiculous. But it signals to the world "been hacked!" in no uncertain terms.

I just want to see it run a stock Android build with a web browser, etc.
Well, if you haven't seen heres a video of the Nook Simple Touch running ADW Launcher...progress is being made!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4dMZ...layer_embedded

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Old 06-13-2011, 05:38 PM   #43
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I'm running the Nook STR with Launcher Pro, Dropbox, Kindle, FBReader, Softkeys, K-9 Mail and Dolphin HD Browser. They all work fine, but the both Dolphin and the built-in Broswer give up the ghost on some pages.

Quickoffice HD and Pulse News would not run properly. Documents to Go Viewer, on the other hand, works fine as far as I tested it.

As a general matter, the Nook STR runs as a respectable Android 2.1 tablet for programs whose screens are don't change too constantly.
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:48 PM   #44
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All I really want out of a rooted Nook Touch is a setting to force flash the screen every page turn. I'm satisfied with it as a "simple" reader.

Though I may check out getting the Kindle reader on the device and see if it renders fonts a bit more crisply.
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I'm running the Nook STR with Launcher Pro, ...
Can you tell me please where can I find instructions about how to do that?
Do I have to study the hacking forums for the original Nook? How much of that material is relevant for the new Nook Touch?
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