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Nook Color 2: Most Wanted Specs and Features

Love it or hate it the Nook Color from Barnes & Noble has been well received, that much can be seen from the comments that we had regarding an article asking if the eReader was better than the Amazon Kindle. There is already talk about a Nook Color 2, but what specs and features would this 2nd generation version need to have to make it even better?

The current version is considered to be a dream device, not only for reading eBooks but for also how easy the device is to hack. Engadget believes the Nook Color to be a truly great eReader, but they thought that it was about time that they asked their readers what they would like to see in the next version.

The reactions vary a lot, but what we can see is that consumers would like more physical buttons, but not soft ones. The sensitivity needs to be improved, more so towards the edges. One of the most important features that we think that the Nook Color version 2 should have is faster Android OS support, so maybe version 2.3 or higher once they become available. Having said that, it is a know fact that the Nook Color is very easy to hack to the last Android OS version.

There have been a few suggestions that a camera is needed, but I’m not too sure about that. The idea of thousands of Android apps pre-installed is another popular feature wanted; again cannot see that happening. If Barnes & Noble were to make hardware upgrades then they will need to upgrade its battery; we will just have to watch this space.

What features would you like to see in the New Barnes & Noble Nook Color 2nd generation?

Written by Peter Chubb

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Erin
Erin

I’d buy it without a thought if it supported nook study and maybe a 8 or 9 inch screen. (Textbooks just need a little bit bigger of a screen). I go to school online and while I like the nookstudy app and want to use it I can’t stand having to flip screens on my laptop or have the splitscreen set up. If the new nook color doesn’t support nookstudy I’ll prob just buy a regular nook color since I’m still running the 1st gen nook and want to upgrade anyway.

Eeolso
Eeolso

Nookstudy books need to be able to be viewed on the device. I have wasted a great deal of money purchasing my college texts books through nookstudy only to find out that I can only view them on my laptop. I can’t imagine B&N will being able to sell any more nookstudy etextbooks if they are not on a portable device.

Ariola Molla

A bigger screen – that’s the only thing I’d like to have in a Nook Color 2. I absolutely love everything about the Nook COlor, the screen is gorgeous, the best I’ve seen from all tablets and ereaders. If it just was a little bit bigger!

Ariola Molla

A bigger screen – that’s the only thing I’d like to have in a Nook Color 2. I absolutely love everything about the Nook COlor, the screen is gorgeous, the best I’ve seen from all tablets and ereaders. If it just was a little bit bigger!

Justin
Justin

I rooted the Nook Color to ManualNooter-4.5.2 (see link below);couple of hours of work and now I am extremely happy with my nook.I can do everything with it.I have access to Android Market,so I downloaded 2 great Pdf Readers like EZpdf and Repligo,and I read my Epub files Aldiko and Kindle (All these application are much better then the Pdf-Epub readers on original nook. I also now can listen to Radios from over the world (still program downloaded from Android market) and have othe excellent applications for file management like Astro.I can read and change Microsoft office documents. So If… Read more »

frankie
frankie

Im on my third NookColor. The touchscreen just stops working. It'd be nice if the update does something to correct this. If not I'm then Apple here I come! O and has ne one heard about barnes and noble being sold or closing Shop? Ive heard from a current manager of barnes and noble in central jersey. What would this mean for those of us who have Nooks!? I hear Apples doing well these days.

dugans
dugans

I do NOT want a camera. I do NOT want an e-ink display I would like a GPS, better bluetooth (range is very short currently), physical buttons (back, menu at least) and it would be very good to have a usb host port working. A less finicky charger port and user replaceable battery would be good too, but these are lesser issues. Other than those things I think the Nook Color is fantastic. Best tablet on the market, actually. Ipad is too big and overpriced for what you get, and the only tablets within the price range are as cheaply… Read more »

sue
sue

Its an E reader.. NOT an IPAD.
camera? doc holding?
Ill agree to the color E ink, that is what has me debating vs the old nook…
but a camera ppl?
I think instead of a Barnes and Noble you may want to stop by an APPLE store.

peter
peter

It has an extended warranty (dummy) plan available for $50 some bucks that covers accidental spills and drops.

Beth
Beth

Longer batter life, or removable batteries…no camera and google android Honeycomb,
once it gets those then I'll be on board and finally get one….also to purchase a dumby plan like what apple has if you drop it or spill something on it , they replace it, that would be worth a little extra…

Ned Nedson
Ned Nedson

I have a Nook Color and I love it except for two things. One, it needs a removable battery. I asked their support what would happen after two years if my battery stopped working and they couldn't tell me. Two: Sometimes I have to tap several times to change the page. That is probably a software glitch and should be fixed.

Jesse
Jesse

Support for digital comics without having to root.

jokergallagher
jokergallagher

they should add a camera, maybe front and revers, simply becuase its a nice screen to take some photos with, and if their was a callender app, then you could drop photos in during days, so plan things. like how wii has their callander set up. maybe a mic if they wanted to include video chat and or video recording. it would be nice not only for the veiw but also the battery to upgrade to a OLED screen. because in a – contrast mode (white letters, black background) the battery would last a LOT longer, i think most of… Read more »

fiale
fiale

A removable battery or E-ink display and I would be sold.

Snook
Snook

A file management system would be nice. Pictures for example all show up in gallery no matter what folders you try to put them in. Also includes pages from eBooks. Makes the gallery only useful for small numbers of pictures.

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