Nook HD and HD+ get full Google Play support for Android apps


Barnes & Noble’s Nook tablets have always been surprisingly good Android devices with one critical flaw: very few apps. That’s because to-date they have relied on the company’s own app store, which offered a tiny fraction of what was available on Google Play. That’s all changed, as the company has announced that the Nook HD and HD+ will be getting a software update that will include the Google Play store and access to the over 700,00 apps contained therein. It will also come pre-loaded on future devices. You’ll be able to not only access apps through the Google Play store, but also the books, magazines, and movies that Google offers.

Barnes & Noble won’t be shutting down its own content and apps store — though we imagine most users…

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