Developers recently managed to root the new Nook Tablet.

"The Android-based device, only unveiled by Barnes & Nobles in the US last week, was pwned by the same group of developers who previously rooted the Amazon Kindle Fire," writes The Register's John Leyden. "In both cases rooting the devices gives users the ability to install apps themselves, rather than been restricted to those offered by the manufacturer."

"More details on how the Nook hack was carried out can be found on the XDA Developers forum, together with users' mixed experiences, here," Leyden writes.

Go to "Kindle hackers give Nook a thorough rooting" to read the details.

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