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Nook Color vs. XOOM Tablet?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Eloquence, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Eloquence

    Eloquence Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Guys, I need your help. With the news of the Nook Color being pulled from shelves shortly, I am scared that they may try to lock down the bootloader ala Motostyle. IF they do that, the hackability will be limited in that there will be no Cyanogen Mod for tablets bought after said "fix". :(

    I really want the Nook Color, but can't justify spending on both it and the XOOM tablet at the same time. So I was going to buy the XOOM first, and then get the Nook Color later on in the early summer.

    Now, with B&N doing this, I don't know what to do. What do you guys think? Should I get the Nook now, wait for XOOM later (several months after release date), or take my chances that the lock down won't be as bad as I think?

    Please help!!

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  2. jcash3

    jcash3 Android Enthusiast

    Why would you need the Nook if you are getting a Xoom? Plus if they are pulling it from the shelves, it must not be that great
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  3. Homan13PSU

    Homan13PSU Android Enthusiast

    They're not pulling it from the shelves because its not great, they're pulling it to (supposedly) lock down the bootloader after Honeycomb was succesfully ported to the Nook.

    As for looking to get both devices, I agree. Why buy both? You can get the Kindle app for Android so if you have a Xoom, you have an E-Reader in addition to the tablet computing; the Nook is JUST an E-Reader. You need to ask yourself what you need; do you just need an E-Reader? Or would you like the options a tablet provides you over the capabilities of the E-Reader?
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  4. nj02vette

    nj02vette Android Expert

    The Nook Color is NOT just an E-Reader. It's a fully functioning Android tablet with a little work.

    No, not near as good as the Motorola Xoom is supposed to be, but at less than 1/3rd the price, not too shabby.
  5. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    Simple if modding is a priority, get a Gtablet- Tegra 2, not locked down and about $350 :) ;)

    Perhaps wait on the Xoom for two months, price will have to drop if carriers and Motorola expect to sell many and not fall into the same fate as Galaxy Tab, of which sell-in numbers are mentioned and NOT sell-out to customers ;)
  6. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Yes, I agree it is a fully functioning Android tablet with a little work, but it will most likely never be as good as any of the newer android tablets...I mean even if you were to ignore the fact that it has no camaras, no built in mic, etc. the fact is that it will never run android as well as most tablets out there(thats what I think anyway.)

    So to answer the question at hand:

    I think you should get nether...I guess Xoom if you really can't wait, but there will be more tablets with honeycomb coming out this year.
  7. djdlite512

    djdlite512 Lurker

    If you guys got your hands on a rooted Nook Color I think you'd recant the critiques. It's awesome! And a fraction of what these tablets are going for. And I just got mine the other day and rooted it fine...even running a preview version of HONEYCOMB!
  8. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Android Expert

    I just sold my rooted Nook. I kinda got tired of having to hack every time I wanted some functionality. I think the Nook will never do 1/4 of what the Xoom will do. Quite honestly I think the Nook is a great little tablet at $250 and the Xoom will be a much more awesome tablet for $800.

    I think they are equally good values considering what they do.
  9. SirLance99

    SirLance99 Member

    I just bought the Nook Color today. I bought it on the premise of renting it till the Xoom came out and getting that. This thing is awesome. I love what you can do to it. The thing I really love about the Nook is the digital magazines you can read. Unless someone can tell me other wise, you can't do the same on the Xoom. Looks like I will be having two devises now.
  10. xmr405o

    xmr405o Android Expert

    So you sold your Prius to buy a BMW. Sweet!

    Can't wait for the reviews from all of you guys. Also, I can't wait til we get our mitts on the real honeycomb OS that will hopefully come from the Xoom. (fingers crossed)
  11. xmr405o

    xmr405o Android Expert

    Does the nook app on the market allow magazine subscriptions? I really don't know but if it did....then the Xoom can read digital magazines. That would be a major shocker and very ironic if it can't.
  12. SirLance99

    SirLance99 Member

    No it does not. I downloaded the Nook app on both my iPhone and Fascinate. It just syncs the books. Not the magazines.
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  13. xmr405o

    xmr405o Android Expert

    Well, I guess we'll find out when the Xoom arrives. there has to be an app for that. :p
  14. SirLance99

    SirLance99 Member

    Hopefully. This is what I really need. All the newspaperes and magazines I read would be great on the Xoom.
  15. youareme7

    youareme7 Well-Known Member

    Zinio has an Android tablet app that has a huge catalog of magazines. I haven't used it personally because I never had a Galaxy Tab but it seems like a popular service.

    Zinio Digital Magazines & Books

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