Nook Simple Touch multitouch hack turns e-reader into a monochrome $99 Android tablet

April 8, 2012 - Written By Chris Yackulic

While few would argue that a monochrome E Ink display is suited to run a full version of Android, that hasn’t stopped users from rooting their Nook Simple Touch e-readers to give them access to Google Play apps. To help make the Simple Touch a bit better suited for traditional Android builds, xda-developers forum member wheilitjohnny has given the e-reader multitouch capabilities. Combined with the Nook’s already-improved screen refresh rate and a “No Refresh” app that removes the black flashes used to clear the E Ink screen, the mod turns the e-reader into a somewhat ridiculous, possibly useful $99 monochrome Android tablet. Gestures appear to be working well in Angry Birds and a…

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Nook Simple Touch multitouch hack turns e-reader into a monochrome $99 Android tablet
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