January 30th, 2013, 07:41 PM
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So my wife decided she wanted a tablet. I have a nexus 7, after tiring of being locked up with a Kindle Fire.
Well, she reads a lot of magazines, so I thought a bigger screen would be better for her, so I decided to get her a 10". Well, the Nexus 10 is $500, and she isn't real good at using Android anyway, so I got her a B&N Nook 9". Simpler interface, big screen half the price...
So I take it out of the box and try to get things set up for her... my God! I thought the Amazon app store was pathetic, the B&N one should be ashamed of itself. They don't even have friggin facebook!
So... with my old Kindle, I was able to sideload certain things (like a real browser, some google apps like currents, etc) by downloading the apk from 4shared, using ESfile explorer to run it, etc.
Is that possible on the nook? I read that they have the hard drive partitioned funny where that may not be possible? I really think if I could get her the standard facebook app, and maybe chrome or dolphin browser, she'd be happy with it.
Also, I would like to put swipe beta on it. Is that possible? I doubt it, but has anyone tried?
I for one will never ever stray away from the warm open goodness of a nexus with wide open android, but my wife has different needs than I do, and I think I can make this work for her...