It is not a week after Barnes & Noble rolled out the latest software version 1.4.3 for the NOOK Tablet and you can say that the developers who worked on an unofficial port of CyanogenMod 9 for the NOOK tablet have wasted no time at all, having updated their version of the software, too. Known as CyanogenMod Alpha 0.05.1, you can tell by the version number alone that this is still a potential diamond in the rough. Forget about enjoying official support for Netflix, YouTube HD, as well as other tasks that have need for hardware video acceleration. In addition, you will find that the microphone in the NOOK Tablet is pretty much useless in CyanogenMod Alpha 0.05.1, so no point speaking to it.

What makes CyanogenMod 9 Alpha is the fact that it delivers Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on a silver platter to the NOOK Tablet, not to mention the ability for you to access the Google Play Store – and subsequently, opening up the door to hundreds of thousands of apps, is worth having a closer look at.

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