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Nook Color Processor: Is it Fast Enough?

For those of you planning to pick up the Nook Color, you’ll be pleased to know that the final piece of the puzzle has been revealed a few days after it’s unveiling – the all-important processor powering the device.

As Engadget reports, the processor detail was interestingly left out of the official spec sheet during the unveiling of the Nook Color, but we’re pleased that the information has now been released.

The Nook Color will be powered by a ARM Cortex A8-based, 45nm TI OMAP3621 processor – which will run at 800Mhz according to Texas Instruments. Just to give you a quick reference, the TI OMAP chip also runs on the Motorola Droid X smartphone, and the ARM Cortex A8 has been used on a variety of recent hardware.

Is the Nook Color fast enough for you to warrant a purchase though? More details over at Engadget.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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The Nook Color will not run apps straight out of the Android Market, but that does not mean it cannot run them. In fact, they have done a lot of tests on apps from standard Android smartphones and they pretty much run on Nook Color, which has Android 2.1 under the hood. (The Nook native interface and apps are just standard Android application layers.) Barnes & Noble special Nook SDK runs on top of the standard Android one and gives developers access to exclusive extensions and APIs for the Nook and its interface. So porting Android apps is not difficult.… Read more »

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