Thursday, July 22, 2010

Barnes & Noble Nook Gets an Android eReader App

Nook for Android

Barnes & Noble continues to follow Amazon in the eBook market in terms of getting their eReader (and therefore their eBook store) as on as many devices as possible.  Today they released the new Nook app for Android devices.  The Android Nook app is similar to the iPhone app that lets you search, browse, purchase, download and of course read eBooks from your Android (1.6 or higher) device.

Features of the Android Nook App:

  • Access your eBook library on your Andorid smartphone (1.6 or higher)
  • Shop for eBooks in the B&N Nook store
  • Automatically synchronizes your last page read and bookmarks between Nook devices.
  • Access your Nook books even if you don't have your Kindle with you
  • Customize font size with 8 font styles & 5 text sizes
  • Share your eBooks with friends for free with the Nook “LendMe” technology
  • Read in portrait or landscape mode
  • Turn pages with the flick of your finger or turn on page animations

    This puts the Nook on the Nook eReader, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Blackberry, PC and Mac.  Pretty comparable to the Kindle offerings.

  • This keeps Barnes & Noble competitive with Amazon and ahead of the Apple eBook challenges.  Time will tell if Barnes & Noble’s very heavy investment in the eBook world pays off.  Strong competition will continue from Amazon, Apple and soon Google.

    Thanks to a recent price drop, you can get the Barnes & Noble NOOK with Wi-Fi for $149 or the NOOK 3G model for $199.

    Read more at Barnes & Noble