Barnes & Noble’s Nook Media is bringing Google Play to its Nook HD devices. Previously you could only access Google’s Android marketplace on the Nook through workarounds. Now customers have direct access to the Android store which offers more than 700,000 apps, millions of songs and movies & TV shows. This is great for Nook users as Barnes & Noble’s app offerings were miniscule compared to Google.
The Nook devices will also include a Chrome browser, Gmail, YouTube, Google Search and Google Maps. The Google market and tools will be available to all new and existing NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ customers in the US and the UK through an update.
William Lynch, chief executive officer of Barnes & Noble, stated: “Now with access to more than 700,000 apps and the best reading experience available, NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ are must-see products for entertainment lovers looking for high-quality tablets at incredibly low prices.”