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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook arrives with B&N software preloaded

The Tab 4 Nook has now arrived, offering up the same Tab 4 7.0 hardware but trading out TouchWiz in favor of B&N's own customized UI and apps.
August 20, 2014

We’ve known for a while now that Barnes & Noble was throwing in the towel when it comes to pushing their own hardware. More recently, however, the bookseller announced it would be partnering with Samsung for future co-branded devices. The first fruit of this effort is the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, which was formally unveiled today.

In short, the Tab 4 Nook is a regular 7-inch Tab 4 that throws out TouchWiz in favor of B&N Nook UI and custom apps. Just like with the most recent Nook tablets from B&N, Google Play is included in the experience as well. Barnes & Noble are also throwing in a few new features like the B&N Advantage — a deeply linked app that allows for both book downloads and customer support. As an extra incentive, the Tab 4 Nook will also offer up $200 worth of B&N content including magazines, TV episodes and free books.

The Nook 4 Tab is on sale today both in B&N brick-and-mortar locations and online for $179, after $20 rebate. For more details on what to expect from the spec department, be sure to check out our full review of the original Tab 4 7.0.

What do you think of the B&N/Samsung partnership, a good idea or not?