Android, Replicant and F-Droid

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David Sterry
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Hello all,

I just purchased a nook color which is sold as an ebook reader but which is actually an Android tablet with most features locked out. Well the reason I purchased this device is that it's been rooted recently ( http://nookdevs.com/NookColor_Rooting ) so I thought I'd get one, root it, and see how it goes. Well after I rooted it, I was at a bit of a loss as to how to get software on the device. In the nookdev community they aim to get Google's Market to run on the nook color but until then there is just a mishmash of other "app stores" along with just finding apk files to install from wherever one can find them.

After having the device rooted for just over 24 hours, I found F-Droid at http://f-droid.org/ and installed its repository app. After that I was able to install several free software apps easily that work quite well.

The reason for this post is to let you all know that a lot of development and user activity is going to be happening on tablet and non-pc devices like this and it's really essential that we in the free software community are there early and with vigor. If you have an Android phone, find a way to get F-droid on it and start using free software apps. If you get another mobile device that runs Android, try out the apps and give feedback to the devs! Oh and if you code, consider making a mobile project your next!!

Thanks for reading...it's an exciting time!