nook® Update Allows Access to Google Play™

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nook® Update Allows Access to Google Play™
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Mon, 05-06-2013 - 1:36pm

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook/379003208

Now the nook® tablet will become a real tablet rather than being stuck using the barnes & noble apps (which were severely lacking).

Does anyone here have a nook HD or HD+? Have you updated your firmware yet? My nook tablet is rooted so I've been able to use Google Play for a long while, but I'm bummed that my son's color can't get this outright. :/

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Mon, 05-06-2013 - 2:45pm

No Nook here, but i could never figure out why they limited themselves in that way previously. Big reason why I opted for the Nexus 7 right off the bat.

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Tue, 05-07-2013 - 10:24am

I'm thinking their intention was to have their own app store. Much like Amazon's App store (which is awful, IMO). What I can't figure out is why they haven't made this available to you know, the owners of the nook tablets. Mine's rooted, as I said, but one would think something called a tablet would allow it to work like a tablet.

I didn't buy mine to use as a tablet, so it wasn't any big loss for me. But for those who expected a tablet tablet, just weird.

This is a big step for them though.

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Mon, 06-24-2013 - 5:53pm

I have one of those husbands that don't want to have anything to do with the computr, but instead it was honey will you look up this and that.........He has diabetes and his eye sight isn't as good as it could be, he just wants a phone to make calls etc.....

Well, one thing that he really likes are those free magazines that let you see what used autos are for sale......(I don't know why, maybe it is a man thing) Well we have stacks of those things, they come out every 2 weeks and I have to tell hime to throw some of them away.

The other day QVC had a Nook HD 9" and I thought I would get it for him and if I am very good I can teach hime how to look up his autos on his own and at least eliminate some of the mess. He acts like he isn't that excited but I am going to try my darnest so he can maybe look up some of these things himself.....

More later. He don't want to use it as a reader but when he finds out that you can make the font large he might change his mind about that too.......crossing fingers.......