Jase Glenn · Dec 26, 2011 at 04:09 am

Nook Color Gets ICS: Season Gets a Little Brighter

The tech world likes to operate on the bleeding edge. As new devices are released, the old ones are cast aside by OEM’s, and receive little support beyond error fixes. The Nook Color is one such device. As arguably one of the best tablets of 2010, it has received no official announcement of upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich (herein ICS).

XDA Recognized Developers dalingrin and fattire decided they were going to do something about it. While their ICS port is still in the initial stages, many things are functioning in it. According to fattire:

* bluetooth (pairing/file transfer only confirmed)
* wifi (full it seems but it’s brand-new to the kernel so who knows how stable anything is)
* backlight
* accelerometer
* improved stability (but not perfect)
* gapps
* setcpu/overclock
* real data usage info (not stubbed out)
* battery levels/charging
* physical menu button
* touchscreen
* 3d games
* usb gadget in kernel (adb debugging shows up) *with experimental kernel*

So head on over to the thread here and show your Nook Color some love.

Happy Flashing.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
TAGS:

Jase Glenn

Jase Glenn is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Techie til the end. View Jase Glenn's posts and articles here.
Chris Gilliam · May 24, 2015 at 03:59 pm · 2 comments

XDA Recap: This Week In Android (May 17 – 23)

Another week, another recap. The Sunday tradition marches on this week with a fresh no-nonsense look at big-picture news. Here in the digital XDA writers’ room, we spend our days pouring over an average of 2,500 news items and forum threads every 24 hours. Only the most timely and interesting bits survive the editing process, but the portal’s front page still sees weekly counts in excess of 100 posts. This is a glut of content to absorb, especially if following...

XDA NEWS
Mario Tomás Serrafero · May 24, 2015 at 11:00 am · 1 comment

Sunday Debate: Are Smaller Bezels Better or Worth It?

Bezels have been getting smaller and smaller as the years go by, and while devices from 2011 needed to trim some fat, there is no absolute rule that says that smaller bezels, after a happy medium, are beneficial to a phone. Part of this is that, with today’s current smartphone paradigms, an absolute lack of bezels does not produce an inherently better user experience.   With each technological advancement come limitations and compromises of some sort, and bezels are not...

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · May 24, 2015 at 06:00 am · 3 comments

LG G4 First Impressions and Unboxing – XDA TV

The latest in LG’s signature line of “G phones” has been released. The LG G4 is the successor to the popular LG G3. Coming with many different design styles, from two types of leather to ceramic white, the LG G4 has the looks, but does it have the power? In this episode of XDA TV, Producer TK gets hands on with a new LG G4. TK opens the box for a standard unboxing. Then, TK shows off the phone and...

XDA NEWS
Share This