B&N Brings Google Play to Nook HD
In a tangible effort to better compete with Apple's iPad and Amazon's popular Kindle Fire - both of which are massive hubs for games and apps - Barnes & Noble today announced that it is expanding its extensive catalog of reading and entertainment content.
For Nook HD and Nook HD+ device owners, Google Play is coming. As a result, the retail book giant says, "customers have access to more than 700,000 Android apps and games, millions of songs and more."
Barnes & Noble’s tablets will even include popular Google services like the Chrome browser, Gmail, YouTube, Google Search and Google Maps.
“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, NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ are must-see products for entertainment lovers looking for high-quality tablets at incredibly low prices.”
Nook HD is available starting at $199 and Nook HD+ starts at $269.