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Android Handhelds Hardware Hacking Sony Build

Sony Reader T1 Hacked 50

Posted by timothy
from the oh-no-now-it's-more-useful dept.
Nate the greatest writes "It's been just over a month since the T1 launched and only a couple weeks since it shipped — and it has already been hacked. A video has surfaced that shows the T1 running a number of apps, including a new home screen, AW Launcher, and a couple of different reading apps. It can't run Angry Birds just yet, but this is still great news. There aren't any details yet on when you'll be able to hack your T1, but I bet they'll be filtering out fairly soon."
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Sony Reader T1 Hacked

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  • Re:B&W? (Score:4, Informative)

    by erayd (1131355) * on Saturday October 15, 2011 @07:29AM (#37722968)
    It's an e-ink reader; it's supposed to be greyscale. While colour e-ink screens are now available, they're still *very* new technology, and not yet present in any currently shipping devices that I'm aware of.
  • Re:The What reader? (Score:4, Informative)

    by Kartu (1490911) on Saturday October 15, 2011 @07:44AM (#37723002)

    Regarding TFA, it was "rooted" "old, non-android way", used to flash custom firmwares for earlier models.

    Up to T1 model, Sony (well not exactly Sony, Kinoma) was using proprietary engine. (that also ran on other platforms, including Windows) They've sw

    x50 line of Sony Readers is actually superior to both Nook and Kindle and has quite a number of followers, also in US.
    Product having little market share has more to do with marketing, than actual quality. (I find sony walkman (yep, they also do mp3 player, imagine that) vastly superior to apple/samsung's offerings.)

It is masked but always present. I don't know who built to it. It came before the first kernel.