Barnes & Noble has had a hard time recently (heck, most manufacturers have had a hard time recently) competing with the runaway success that has become Amazon’s Kindle tablets..
In an attempt to pry away some market share, B&N looks to be working on new versions of its popular Nook tablets line as revealed by the popular GFXBench GPU benchmarking tool.
The new device goes by the model number BNTV800, and has been revealed to run on a quad-core 1.8GHz Tegra 4 CPU. This bodes well for potential Nook owners, as the new device does not rely on the discontinued TI OMAP chipset found in the Nook HD and HD+, which should make updates to newer versions of Android easier.
The BNTV800 is set to run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (undoubtedly highly modified with B&N’s custom overlay) at 1620 x 1008 pixels resolution, which possible indicates UXGA (1600 x 1200) resolution with space reserved for on-screen buttons.
News of a more robust Nook model bodes well for everyone, as Nooks have historically been some of the most affordable yet robust droid tablets to be found.
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