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Angry Birds and Flash on nook Color (Video)

We’ve got more hands-on with nook Color’s new v1.2 update for you. This time around it’s a look at Angry Birds and Flash support in the Web browser.

Angry Birds looks, sounds, and feels great – despite the fact that I remain absolutely terrible at it. The game play is smooth, multitouch controls work well, and the cartoon-y graphics look as cute as ever on nook Color.

Flash support, on the other hand, is a mixed bag. Flash videos play, but with mixed results depending on the source. As you’ll see in the video, I tried some clips from YouTube and ESPN. ESPN videos not optimized for mobile came through slideshow-style, while mobile-ready clips were smoother, though not on par with YouTube videos viewed through custom YouTube apps on high-end Android and iOS devices.

Less demanding Flash games, like the charming ones found on my man MegaDoug’s Website worked just fine. Though I couldn’t play games that required keyboard controls, I had no problem playing some touchscreen bowling on the nook Color. Check out the vid and hit us up in the comments if you have questions about the update that turned the e-Reader that could into the baby tablet that sorta can.

Be sure to check out our first video for an overall look at Android 2.2 Froyo coming to the nook Color.

Noah Kravitz

Noah Kravitz mourned the day that Star Castle was replaced in the pizza parlour he frequented as a kid. The sadness ended when he saw an older kid...