Barnes & Noble to offer repartition of 16GB Nook Tablet starting March 12th


Though the 8GB Nook Tablet features less total storage space than the 16GB model, it actually ships with more of that space open to the user. Whereas the 16GB model divvies out 12GB for B&N content, 3GB for the OS install, and only 1GB for sideloaded apps and other files, the 8GB model gives users access to 4GB of storage space to do with whatever they please. Starting March 12th, owners of the larger storage option will be able to take their Nook Tablet into a local Barnes & Noble store and have their device repartitioned, allowing for more space to be assigned to the user accessible portion of the drive.

You have to love the booksellers response to customer feedback and demands. After users hacked the Nook Color into a functional tablet, B&N released a software update that opened up the devices functionality. Shortly after the Nook Tablet was released, and now user requests for more storage space are being addressed. It’s nice to see a company making all the right moves, for once.

[B&N via AndroidPolice]

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  1. Wonder if they will still do it if your device is rooted. Also, I wonder if by going in the store to have this done, does this give the B&N people a chance to lock down the device again.

  2. If you take in a rooted device, chances are they will open up memory space and you will get you unit back with 1.4.1 update installed. 

  3. Bullshit. If they *actually* listened to Nook Tablet owners, They would *actually* open the functionality to sideload/root/whatever…  If worst came to worst, the user could just add a larger SD card for more space, but, ok…  They’re definitely taking a step in the right direction.

  4. The nook tablet has been my baby over the last year, b& n has made this thing unbrickable and easy to root. Hell you don’t even have to root to load custom roms. Then after a year of development they take the tablet and add stock functionality that turned me from rooting with mods back to stock just to enjoy the new updates and support. And they still provide support to the original color. I love b&n and of course things are a little different than your normal tablet but they are not catering to the android community because they wouldn’t exist as a company if they tried. I’m obviously very pleased. Love the product love they made it so easy to hack love it all!

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