I recently read news about nook touch rooted to Android 2.1. Seems like a great idea for someone like me who wants the benefit of eInk – long time working on batteries and eye-friendly display, but with the features that tablets provide.
I wonder why tablet manufacturers don’t look closer at eInk. Yes, it’s grayscale (yet), not good for watching video or playing games, but for everything else it could be good. Chatting, checking email, reading news, even writing code. Perhaps e-reader manufacturers should not lock them with reading-only software but have OS like Android and some good reading apps. People wouldn’t need to hack them then.
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