B&N Nook HD, HD+ get Google Play certification in UK

Nook HD HD+

We all know that the Nook HD and HD+ tablets run Android, but they’ve been in the market for a long time now without access to the Google Play store. Well, that’s about to change as the company has now announced that users in UK will be able to get their hands on a wide catalogue of reading and entertainment content through the dedicated hub for devices running on the Mountain View giant’s mobile platform.

The current estimate of applications and games on the store amount to over 700,000 and with the recent announcement, owners will be able to download popular ones such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Temple Run, ESPN, TED, Netflix and more. Additionally, the Nook store will continue to deliver content that are tailored for the 2 devices. For avid music listeners, the service in question will permit storing around 20,000 songs in the cloud for free and also the ability to stream them from anywhere, while movie buffs can watch the latest films online or even make them available offline.

7-inch Slate

In addition to the aforementioned services, the update will bring forth various other goodies from the search giant that are pre-loaded onto most Android devices. They include Search, Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps. What’s more, the company has introduced a special offer called Two-for-One Weekends which allows readers to buy one book and get another free. The choices will be limited to a select set of 20 popular eBooks, from where 2 can be purchased for the price of one. The promotion will go live in stores from May 4 to the 5th and it will continue be active for the following weekends.

The manufacturer currently has 2 tablets in its portfolio. The first one proffers a 7-inch HD screen and comes in storage options of 8GB and 16GB. It measures 194.4mm x 127.1mm x 11mm in dimensions and weighs 315 grams. A dual core processor powers it up, while dual stereo speakers with SRS TruMedia enhance the entertainment experience. The 9-inch variant is slightly thicker at 11.4mm and it has the same processor as its smaller sibling, but with a higher clock speed. The display here portrays a resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels and a 256ppi density.

9-inch Tablet

In recent news, both the Nook HD and HD+ tablets are available in the UK at a discounted price of £129 and £179, respectively. They can be purchased through John Lewis, Argos, Asda, Dixons, Sainsbury, Waitrose, Blackwell’s and Foyles as well as the company’s website.