Just in time to really annoy your family and friends with holiday greetings, Skype for Android has updated to version 2.6, bringing with it support for sharing photos, videos and other files with your contacts. Being able to quickly transfer pics of your gifts and clips of children tearing into meticulously wrapped presents to people on your buddy list is just the most notable change to the VoIP client. Plenty of other tweaks have taken place, even if they’re primarily under the hood. For one, video quality has improved specifically on devices running NVIDIA’s Tegra 2. A bunch more phones have also been added to the app’s white list, including Motorola’s latest super-phones the Droid RAZR and Droid 4. You can head on over to the Android Market now to get the latest Skype App update.

Some readers think that Microsoft should focus more on developing Windows Phone Apps than releasing new/update apps for other mobile OS. It is like they have more priority on feeding other people’s children rather than feeding their own. But, there’s a fact that they make more money off Android phones than they do from WP7, sad but true.

Nook Tablet gets rooted

November 21st, 2011 | Posted by admin in Kindle Fire | Nook Tablet - (0 Comments)

Jealous of that root-ready Kindle Fire, but not ready to trudge through the Amazon to get it? Don’t worry, you can stay huddled up with your Nook Tablet and get all the device rooting you want — with a few caveats. Although the good folks on the XDA Forums haven’t unlocked the slab’s bootloader just yet, they’ve managed to root the tablet all the same. Jumping through a few technical hoops (or stumbling across forum user Indirect’s one-click Windows utility) will score you access to the Android market and another way to sideload apps on the souped up slate.

Obviously you need to root if you want to run apps that require superuser permissions. Obviously the Nook Tablet has been rooted, so it’s not necessarily any more “locked down” than the Fire is, unless the Fire has an unlocked bootloader.

Some people hold this opinion that ” The original Nook was very popular among enthusiasts for it’s openness.  Barnes & Noble saw that and said – we’ll lock down it’s successor to the bootloader level. Part of the reason they can make them so cheap is because they are counting on you to spend money on their other services. By allowing everyone to easily put CM9 on this, they’d likely lose a good bit of the money they would have made from sales.  ”

I’m not sure how Amazon is going to suck up those losses though, considering they also sell the Kindle Fire at extremely low prices. Maybe even at a slight loss?