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Edit: yeah I shouldn't post this late, especially after a long night of rooting my nook color multiple times. Edited 2011-10-15 07:32 UTC
Just curious: What's causing you to have to root it over and over? I'm asking because I have a rooted Nook Color on loan from a friend, who is trying to get me to buy it from him (he wants a Kindle Fire). I'm having one specific issue with the device: Google Docs consistently crashes on loading. I'm wondering if there is a fix for that.
Whether that issue is fixed or not, if this LibreOffice on Android thing pans out I think the Nook will meet or exceed all my needs regarding general mobile computing. The screen is 1024x600, same as my netbook, and LO works well on that device. The Nook at 800MHz and 512MB has already proven itself to be faster, more powerful and more efficient than the 1.6GHz netbook many times over.
The battery lasts forever, HD video playback is smooth as butter, e-reading is quite comfortable and even the alpha version of Minecraft puts the netbook to shame! A consistent 25-30 fps vs the netbook's 5-10 fps, on a device with half the RAM and half the processor speed. Granted, it's ARM so it's hardly a direct comparison, but come on! That's simply astounding.
Give me a full office suite that is ODF friendly and a bluetooth keyboard, and I may just ditch the netbook for good.
Edit: Removed repeated sentence fragment. I guess I'm up way too late as well... Edited 2011-10-16 05:30 UTC
I actually just rooted it twice; the first time I must have done something (not sure what exactly) to hose the installation, as it became unbootable.
Luckily, the nook is easy to restore to stock releases.
Everything is going pretty smooth but the Market more or less stopped working for me (nothing I saw online helped really), but I can still sideload apks from the Evo. Sadly the dolphin browser doesn't seem to work, but Opera is still pretty nice.
I'm glad to hear Minecraft works well on it; I haven't tried it yet on the nook but was impressed by the graphics quality of dungeon defenders.
I've only messed with the google docs app briefly, but didn't have any problems so far.
In the end I'll probably suggest people get the Amazon Fire due to the availability of the Amazon appstore unless they know enough to root their nook color or at least understand some of the potential risks (however minor, such as some software not working). But I wanted something now and that was easily hackable; the Fire doesn't have an SD reader, so It will be interesting to see how the hacking proceeds with it.