Barnes & Noble Updates Nook for Android App, Gives Tablet Users Access to Largest Digital Periodical Offering on Android
"With our free, updated NOOK for Android application, we're delivering customers with Android tablets a great optimized reading experience and access to the largest ever collection of interactive magazines, as well as top newspapers, all optimized for high-resolution displays," said Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products at Barnes & Noble. "Using their Android tablets, customers can enjoy our collection of more than two million digital books, as well as their morning paper and latest magazines, delivered right to their device through their NOOK for Android app, for an amazing periodical experience which includes our innovative ArticleView feature."
NOOK Newsstand and the optimized book reading experience on NOOK for Android will be available for customers using 7-inch and larger Android OS 2.1 and higher (Honeycomb) tablets with 800 x 480 (160 DPI or less) or higher screen resolution, and include Samsung Galaxy Tab(TM), Motorola XOOM(TM), LG G-Slate(TM) and ARCHOS internet tablets, among others. NOOK for Android customers on smartphones will also enjoy minor performance enhancements.
NOOK for Android gives customers with Android smartphones and tablets access to Barnes & Noble's expansive NOOK Bookstore(TM), one of the world's largest digital content catalogs, with the most NOOK Books(TM) priced at $9.99 or less. As part of Barnes & Noble's promise to "Read What You Love, Anywhere You Like(TM)," customers can enjoy NOOK Books from their Barnes & Noble digital library on their NOOK Color, NOOK eReader devices and mobile and computing devices using free NOOK eReading software or apps.
Expanded App Availability
To make it easy for Android smartphone and tablet customers to find and download the free NOOK for Android app, Barnes & Noble has expanded availability for the free app to include Android Market, V CAST Apps from Verizon Wireless, Samsung Apps, GetJar, and AppsLib, with more to come. NOOK for Android will also be pre-loaded or made available in future firmware upgrades for some of the current leading and highly anticipated Android tablets coming to market. Customers can learn more about NOOK for Android v2.6.1 at www.bn.com/nookforandroid.