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[News] A Look at the Linux-powered Nook and Other Linux (Compatible) Devices

  • Subject: [News] A Look at the Linux-powered Nook and Other Linux (Compatible) Devices
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 01:04:07 +0100
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Nook Software Update: The Good, The Subpar

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| Browser, With a Catch: The Nook now has a 
| basic Web browser, in beta, which should at 
| least allow people to read some daily news 
| and blogs. But as one commenter on Engadget 
| noted, it's Wi-Fi only. Also, I'd like to 
| see either the Kindle or the Nook treat Web 
| browsing with respect and offer something 
| robust, as we've seen in Spring Design's 
| Alex.


Freescale tips embedded partnerships for multi-core SoCs

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| The agreement with Mentor Graphics calls 
| for the company to work with Freescale on 
| developing a common Linux build and 
| distribution methodology for PowerQUICC and 
| QorIQ system-on-chips (SoCs).


1GHz SoC touted for single-Watt consumption

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| Marvell is shipping a new member of its 
| Linux-ready Armada line of system-on-chips 
| touted for delivering up to 1GHz 
| performance while consuming less than a 
| single Watt. A slower but more power-
| efficient version of the Armada 300, the 
| Armada 310 offers 256KB L2 cache, plus PCI-
| express, gigabit Ethernet, and USB 2.0 
| connectivity, says the company.



Barnes & Noble rolls out second Nook update

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| A new software upgrade is now available to
| owners of Barnes & Noble's Nook e-book
| reader. This is the second upgrade since the
| device launched in early December and it
| appears to be more substantial than the
| first, which arrived shortly after the
| product shipped and addressed a handful of
| small but pervasive bugs.


Nook hiding MMS and speech recognition smarts

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| If you somehow get your hands on a Nook, the
| process for getting at itâs secrets is a little
| involved â youâll need a screwdriver, a microSD
| card reader and a computer running Linux â but
| if youâre keen you can read through the process
| over at the Nookdevs Wiki.


Nook Hacked Within Two Weeks of Release


Nook Torn Open, Hacked, Rooted

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| Before you tut, toss your head and mutter
| âso what?â like some petulant teenager,
| think about the uses. The Nook is now a
| computer running a full Android operating
| system, with a built-in, free cellular
| connection to the internet. It also has a
| battery that lasts days, not hours. Now are
| you getting excited? This could turn into
| the Roomba of e-readers, only it wonât
| suck.


Root your nook in 27 easy steps

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| As with any other Linux-based device, it
| didnât take very long for the Barnes &
| Noble nook ebook reader to be rooted by
| some clever users. In fact itâs not much of
| a surprise that the people behind something
| called NookDevs.com were able to gain
| access to the deviceâs administrative
| controls.


Nook e-reader gains new appeal as 'rooted' wireless tablet

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| Now that some pre-ordered Nook e-readers
| have arrived in customers' hands, users
| have begun posting raves and rants, as well
| as some interesting hacks.
| Nookdevs.com has even posted step-by-step
| directions for "rooting" the Nook, or
| gaining full system access.


Nook Hacked; Has Hidden Support for MMS and Speech Recognition


Android May Power New Barnes & Noble E-Reader

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| Reports indicate that another new e-
| reader is on the way, this time from
| Barnes & Noble.  The interesting thing -
| or at least the interesting thing that
| makes this development connect to the
| search industry - is that Barnes &
| Noble's e-reader will supposedly use
| Android as its operating system.

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