Although the Nook Color has been rooted and various Android applications are compatible, if you want to take advantage of the Barnes & Noble layout and additional functionality, Nook SDK version 1.0 is out and available to download for free.
NOOKcolor runs the Android 2.1 Operating System and works with the Android SDK (API Level 7).
Beside this, Barnes & Noble provides an Android SDK add-on (NOOK SDK 1.0) to help you get started developing applications for NOOKcolor.
The NOOK SDK 1.0 contains the following packages:
- Android Virtual Device (AVD) Emulator
- Android Debug Bridge (ADB) configuration settings
- Sample Code
- Documentation for NOOKcolor files and components
The NOOK SDK 1.0 Android add-on uses the Android SDK and AVD Manager to perform the installation.
To download the Nook SDK, all you need to do is create a Barnes & Noble account, or sigh in to your existing one. The NOOK SDK can be downloaded here.