10-21-2013 10:34 PM
10-21-2013 11:04 PM
It has always infuriated me that the Color is so ignored. That tablet changed the game. If only B&N hadn't removed the 3d party app capability, what might have been......
Yes, it did get rooted and turned back into a real tablet but that didn't have to be. Oh well. It was still the first.
10-21-2013 11:33 PM - edited 10-21-2013 11:42 PM
Erm... where does it proclaim the NC to be first? It's a chronological listing, and the NC is not the first device described. As I recall, the SGT was available a couple of months before the NC.
The article is spot-on with its description of the NC: "... The Nook Color had several positive effects on Android and Android tablets. The big one: price. Today we expect 7-inch devices to cost less than $250." That's pretty significant. No need to over-reach on the claims of being 1st. The NC is what I bought because I couldn't afford the Samsung GT!
Anybody know offhand what those even-earlier Android tablet attempts were? The Samsung is the 1st non-Apple tablet I recall reading about (and lusting after).
10-22-2013 03:35 PM
GB, are you mixing up the NC and the Nook Tablet here?
"the Color is so ignored. That tablet changed the game. If only B&N hadn't removed the 3d party app capability"
I don't remember the Color having had 3rd party app capability and then having it removed.
The article gets it right, though, that the galaxy tab was available before the nook color was.
I had not understood that the g tab was the first tablet device to have an official release of the Play store. I thought that was pretty interesting.
10-22-2013 07:06 PM
roustabout: I don't remember the Color having had 3rd party app capability and then having it removed.
As far as I know, it didn't. That's why I bought an N2A card for the one I had (bought it in the summer of 2011) and bought the Tablet when it came out - because it did have the capability when it was first released.