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AMNews: Nook Tablet Rooted, Microsoft Updates Xbox 360, No Flash on Android 4? Nokia Lumia 601

Barnes and Nobel's Nook tablet has been rooted by hackers, allowing users to get unofficial access to the Android Market. The tablet has been hacked by modders at the XDA Developer Forum, providing access to a huge number apps on the Android Market, which are compatible with the tablet, as reported by SlashGear.

Microsoft has released a silent update for the Xbox 360 platform that prevents people from playing pirated games on the console. The Windows company made a silent update without user consent and without many being aware that it actually took place at all.

Android is receiving a new flavour with Google's Ice Cream Sandwich. However, this operating system might need to sacrifice one of its most unique characteristics. This version may not include Flash support which was once a universal web design standard recently replaced by the developer-friendly HTML5.

The Android operating system is on the hit list of malware, it seems. The number of malware targeted for Android based phone is on the rise, according to numerous reports. As per McAfee's security report for third quarter 2011, malware designed for Android based phones has risen approximately 37 percent from what it used to be just one quarter back.

After the Nokia Lumia 900 pictured in an official video and the launch of the Nokia Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710 last month at Nokia World in London, what looks like the picture of the Windows powered Nokia 601 handset has emerged.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.