Sony® PRS-T1 kindle hacked to run Android™ apps
Many of you perhaps might not be aware of the fact that Sony was the first primary brand which brought e-book reader in the year 2006. The first kindle had posed a challenging competition to even the Amazon Kindle and became amazingly popular.
Well, this news is about another kindle by Sony– Sony PRS-T1. The latest reports suggest that it can be hacked. Hold on! It is not a new havoc on Sony by any hacking group. It is a result of ethical hacking that the kindle can now be hacked to run Android apps.
Sony PRS-T1 is equipped with 6-inch display of E Ink touchscreen and uses the Reader software for reading digital books. But, the firmware of the e-book reader is based on Google Android that has made it possible for the hackers to run additional Android apps.
One genius and ethical hacker, working at the backend, has managed to put an Android terminal application, along with other e-reading apps like CoolReader and FBReader on Sony PRS-T1. So, now you can easily run a range of applications, including the e-book apps, news apps, web browsers, etc. on the e-book reader.
Sony is the first Android-powered e-book to be hacked for running apps which were not a part of the kindle. The Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble NOOK Touch can also be hacked for running apps.
You will, however, have to wait for using the Android apps on your Sony e-book reader since the work is still in progress.