Battery condition: Last week I tested the battery, as follows: From a fully charged battery, I set the "PowerSave" mode on (which dimmed the screen to a preset low but very readable state), set the "Screen Timeout" to one hour, and disconnected the Nook from the charger. I observed the reported battery charge level over the next 36 hours, occasionally turning the screen on. In 8.5 of those hours, the screen was on but dimmed according to the "PowerSave" mode. Each hour that the screen was on, the battery level dropped about 9%; each hour that the screen was not on, the battery level dropped about 0.5%. After 36 hours, the battery level was 10%. That all seems reasonable for a battery in good condition. Recharging from 10% to 100% took 4 hours.
Hey Dean, it's been a while since I logged in here. Your message popped up in the B&N email summary, so I popped in to see what's up. Glad to hear you still got a lot of use out of your NOOKs. I went off B&N hardware when they locked down access to the ebooks, and have switched to a Samsung tablet full-time now.
I've still got several original NC, a NC 2 (can't remember the actual name - the dual-core model) and a couple of original eInk devices. I've been trying to figure out what to do with them, but am almost at the point of sending them off to the electronic recycler. My last hope is to figure out how to use them as a wireless terminal for various Linux/Arduino projects I'm working on. I just need to get a decent browser that works on the old hardware. No idea how the batteries have held up after a year+ in storage.
You want to install "ConnectBot" from the Google store as your wireless terminal program. Also, I thought that the old root kits would install a reasonable browser. Personally, despite Firefox's size, I have found that to be the most reasonable browser for my Android needs.
I have two LG Gpad X8.3 devices, which are 64-bit and run Android 6.0. They have 4G built in, and I pay Verizon a whopping $10/mo per device for cellular/Internet access, as an add-on to my Verizon LG G3 phone account.