It’s time to dust off that Nook HD, because it just got a whole lot more useful. Since it launched, the Nook HD has been seen as a really strong piece of hardware with minimal support; Barnes & Noble would only allow apps onto its marketplace that had its approval, severely limiting the number of apps that Nook HD users could access. But that all changed recently, as Barnes & Noble brought Google Play directly to its Nook HD and HD+ devices. Available as an over-the-air update on existing tablets and pre-loaded on new devices, Nook HD users finally have access to all the apps their Android fans have enjoyed for years. Better still is the fact that you’ll also be able to buy content like books, magazines and movies directly through Google Play. The real losers in this situation, though, are Nook Tablet and Color users, as they’re stuck with the same apps they’ve always had. But for you Nook HD users, happy apping!
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.