NOOK App for Android Gets Tablet Optimization, Adds Magazine Support

An update is available today for the official Barnes & Noble Nook application for Android, adding new, tablet-friendly features.  Designed to take advantage of larger screens, the v2.6.1 release offers larger text options and allows for magazines and periodicals on 7-inch displays and higher.  This opens up the door to more than 140 NOOK Newsstand titles including Rolling Stone, ESPN The Magazine, Newsweek, and Popular Science as well as many popular newspapers (USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and The Chicago Tribune).

Ironically, your Android tablet became more NOOK Color-like a few weeks after the NOOK Color became more tablet-like.  We’ve been playing with both experiences now and they are awesome either way.  Download NOON for Android for free on any devices running 2.1 or higher.



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  1. Ilya Eliseev
    May 14, 22:48 Reply

     does NOT support phone ! needs to get cracked otherwise its useless to most android users !

    • Christopher Schiebel
      July 29, 00:13 Reply

      What the heck are you talking about? There is already an Android Nook app. I’ve been using for 4 months!

  2. Timothy J. Bennett
    May 15, 01:00 Reply

     Needs to add support for kids reading books.  “File type not supported.”

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