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Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by bmxracer, Jun 2, 2014.
Any one have one? They seem like a good value for the price. What are your thoughts?
I picked one up a few months ago for $59 factory refurbed.
They are on par or a little better (spec-wise) than the Nexus 7 (2012 edition) love the support for microSD. The screen is crisp and bright. Performance is snappy. Out of the box, B&N supports Google Play store. So no need to root and sideload to get Google Play.
The only downside is the custom Android-based ROM doesn't provide a full feature-set of Android. In particular, I was trying to pair a Motorola KZ450 keyboard (w/trackpad). It required a keycode for bluetooth pairing but the nook didn't display the prompt.
I ended up rooting and flashing CyanogenMod. I now have a full Android tablet, was able to pair the keyboard, and performance is on par if not better than the stock ROM.
But even with the stock ROM it is a wonderful device. Just be warned, the AC Adapter emits a high-pitched whine when it is plugged into an outlet and not attached to the nook. I usually keep the nook attached, or remove the AC adapter when not in use.