Nook Touch Has Hidden Web Browser

So it turns out that you don’t even need to root the new Nook Touch to get a web browser, it has one hidden in the search feature. It seems that the new Barnes & Noble Nook Touch e-reader device does have its very own Web browser but the Web browser itself is hidden within the search feature.

All you need to do is hit the tiny “n” icon that is located below the Nook Touch’s display, tap the search icon, followed by entering a URL into the search – as long as it ends with .com, .net, etc, where the hidden Web browser will then launch.

It’s a lot like the Nook Color‘s web browser, but unfortunately it doesn’t work nearly as well. Scrolling, zooming, and activating hyperlinks are hit-or-miss, and pages don’t load half the time. Nathan has tried to downloading an EPUB from Feedbooks, the download worked, but the ebook would not open.

On the positive side, the menu system seems to work well. You can move between different windows, find on page, add bookmarks, adjust the settings—landscape mode even works. Hope there is a very good reason as to why it remains hidden. Checkout the Video bellow.

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Imrul Haque is Product Engineer at TheTechJournal. He writes about new products and covers mobile apps. You can reach him on Twitter And Google+.

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