Yesterday a bit of hope descended from the heavens that Barnes & Noble would be releasing Android 2.2 with access to the Android Market for the NOOKcolor. Having heard no mention of the plan prior (and every sign was pointing towards the rumor turning up false), we were a bit skeptical. Turns out our questions were well placed, as B&N has cleared things up: the Android Market is not coming to the bookseller’s eReader.
If you were hoping for that possibility, there is always root. That should get the one-purpose device acting a bit more like a traditional tablet, if that’s your thing, anyway.