Nook Touch Running Adobe Flash 9

Nook Touch Running Adobe Flash 9 e-Reading Hardware If you thought it was cool to see the Nook Touch with a fast refresh and then see it play video, you're going to get a kick out of this video.

Here's a proof of concept video showing the Nook Touch running Flash 9. It's from the same guy who showed us a video running on the Nook Touch.

The video doesn't show much (it looks like the NT hardware is barely up to the task), but it does stand as a rather odd milestone. The Nook Touch, a $99 ereader, can now do stuff that the $500 iPad cannot. A hacker, working out of his house, has just counted coup on Apple.

Of course, Apple doesn't care, but it's still fun to see a lowly ereader do things that the vaunted iPad cannot. It's an interesting day.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

9 Comments

  1. Mike Cane20 March, 2012

    >>>The Nook Touch, a $99 ereader, can now do stuff that the $500 iPad cannot.

    I think you’re mistaking “cannot do” for “does not WANT to do.”

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder20 March, 2012

      The why is not important as the what. The iPad cannot do it and the Nook Touch can.

      Reply
      1. Patrick Friedel20 March, 2012

        Flash was hacked into iOS at least as far back as 2010, Nate. Your zealotry is blinding you again.

        Reply
        1. Nate Hoffelder20 March, 2012

          Plus there’s the Skyfire browser and a couple other apps.

          Reply
      2. Gary20 March, 2012

        > The why is not important as the what.

        Of course it is. Mike was being polite.

        Reply
  2. Mike Cane20 March, 2012

    Flash is dead anyway. So you’ve got a Nook Touch basically doing zombie tech. I’d be more impressed if he provided proof of the mini vMac emulator working on a Nook Touch. Yeah, that’d be zombie tech too — but cool!

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder20 March, 2012

      I posted a request on MobileRead but no one responded it.

      Reply
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