Nook HD and Nook HD+ owners rejoice! You’re finally getting access to the Google Play store.
Arguably the last feature holding the slates back from being “proper” Android tablets, the duo will also get a smattering of other Google goodies, including YouTube, Gmail and Chrome apps, as well as integrated Google Search.
The update also brings the wide range of books, magazines, movies and music available from Google’s store to the tablets.
“By adding Google Play to NOOK HD and NOOK HD+, we are offering our customers even more great entertainment on our award-winning tablets,” said William Lynch, chief executive officer of Barnes & Noble.
“Now with access to more than 700,000 apps and the best reading experience available, both are must-see products for entertainment lovers looking for high-quality tablets at incredibly low prices.”
The Nook tablets currently use a highly modified version of Android, much like the Kindle Fire tablets, pushing the Barnes & Noble content to the fore.
Earlier this week, Barnes & Noble slashed the prices of their tablet and eReader ranges. A limited offer to coincide with the “Get London Reading” campaign, the Nook HD and Nook HD+ are now sitting at £129 and £179, while the Nook Simple Touch GlowLight eReader is priced at £69 and the Nook Simple Touch eReader a bonkers £29.
By Gerald Lynch | May 3rd, 2013