How to Add Applications to Your Nook

How to Add Applications to Your Nook

Colleen Quinn
Sep 23, 2010

Now that so many companies are in the e-reader business, prices are starting to drop, and adaptability is becoming ever more important. Though most eReaders offer similar reading experiences, some are beginning to include the bangs and whistles many of us have come to expect from our tech. If you have a Nook and want to take full advantage of its open source Android platform, read on...

If you have a Nook and want to run Pandora or Twitter or a host of other apps, you can tweak the OS with an extra microSD card and a bit of software sleight of hand to increase its functionality. The article warns that hacking the hardware or software of the Nook will void the warranty so keep that in mind before you start tinkering with the device. Still, the idea of being able to duplicate the functionality of a Droid phone with the added benefit of a large reading screen is very tempting- imagine being able to flip back and forth between an inspirational room in Apartment Therapy's Small, Cool Spaces and an app that allows you to test out a new paint color on a photo of your own home all without switching devices?

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