Nook Color is the kind of device developers love to play with. The Android digital reader from Barnes & Noble has been hacked and hacked to give it tablet-like capabilities, and the latest development in that line is the tablet running MeeGo. Now, a Honeycomb port to an Android device is cool but hacking an Android device to run MeeGo. That’s totally impressive.
And from what we hear, the going wasn’t easy either. It took the folks at Nomovoc a week to replace the operating system on Nook Color with MeeGo and bring it to a stable, working state that can be showed off. The hardest part was mastering the touchscreen panel controller; it was finally done by hacking the driver. Majority of the time was taken up with making x-window run adequately well. Most of the tab’s features are working correctly now – Wi-Fi, touchscreen and hardware button controls though Bluetooth and the gravity sensor still need some work.
The MeeGo interface looks quite nice on the Nook Color with graphics, pictures, and games all working well. Responsiveness is on par. On the whole, MeeGo and Nook Color look good together.
Watch this video and see how MeeGo runs on the Nook Color yourself.