The NOOK Color includes a markedly improved web browser experience over the original NOOK’s browser. Also, B&N added NOOK Apps (called NOOKextras until the April 2011 firmware 1.2.0 release), which include games, the Music Player you learned about in Chapter 6, “Playing Music, Audiobooks, Podcasts, and Videos,” and other items.
If you have an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, you are familiar with these downloadable programs you can add to those devices. Well, a NOOK App is an app created specifically for the NOOK Color.
Though it is an Android-based device, you cannot download and use apps from the Android marketplace. That is...unless you root your NOOK Color. Rooting means ...