Barnes & Noble’s Nook HD and HD+ tablets aren’t the most well known budget tablets of the season, but they are still very viable options. You can now find them at Walmart just in time for the holidays.
Barnes & Noble is slowly making its presence felt in the UK. After releasing the two new Nook tablets, the Nook HD and the Nook HD+, the bookseller is now launching its movie streaming and download service, the Nook Video — which happens to be the first online retailer in the country that supports UltraViolet titles.
For UK folks who are in the market for a new tablet, we’re here to pass along the good news that the Nook HD and the Nook HD+ have officially landed in the country.
Thanks to an xda-developers forums member, those with a rooted Nook HD or HD+ tablet have a step-by-step guide to getting the Google Play store installed. The process is not necessarily for everyone, however assuming you can closely follow directions, it should be a process that can be done by many.
Although Barnes & Noble’s tablets have never been on top of many tech enthusiasts’ wishlists, the independent developer community has always taken the time to root the gadgets and come out with custom ROMs to replace B&N’s own forks of Android.
Owners of B&N’s Nook tablets (both HD and HD+) now have the choice to listen to more than 18 million songs made available by Rdio, a multi-platform ad-free music service provider. In addition, Rdio now features a music discovery service powered by Echo Nest.
Calling all book aficionados – the digital kind – in the UK! Barnes & Noble is bringing its Nook Simple Touch Glowlight to fervent readers in the country alongside the Nook HD and Nook HD+ Android tablets.
Barnes & Noble has released details of its new Nook HD range of Android tablets, which are aimed squarely at Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD line and Google’s Nexus 7. The new tablets are on pre-order now and will start shipping in late October. These are aggressively priced, with the 8GB 7 inch Nook HD selling for $199 (just like the Kindle Fire HD). But of more interest is the 16GB 9 inch version which starts at just $269, compared to $299 for Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8.9″.