According to Engadget, Barnes & Noble has confirmed an official Android 2.2 update for the colorized e-book reader that will drop in January. That includes access to the Android Market and a regular Android home screen.
So if you want an Android tablet on the cheap side of things (and one that isn't completely unreliable), look no further than this slate.
UPDATE: Looks like that confirmation wasn't really a confirmation after all. There will be an update, but just probably not in January. Here's the statement from a B&N PR rep:
B&N plans to update the OS sometime in 2011. Regarding applications, we are committed to the NOOKdeveloper program and on track to add apps to our store in early 2011, but do not have plans enable Android Marketplace at this time.
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