Barnes & Noble boosts content on Nook with Google Play

Barnes & Noble is adding the Google Play store to HD versions of its Nook tablet, in a bid to counter slowing sales of its devices.Nook HD and Nook HD+ customers will be able to access over 700,000 Android apps and games, millions of songs and more, besides the Chrome browser, Gmail, YouTube, Google Search and Google Maps, the bookseller said Friday.The Nook Store will also continue to be available to users. It continues to feature books, magazines and Nook apps tailored for the devices including educational apps for kids, the company said.By including Google Play on the Nook, Barnes & Noble may be bowing to user pressure to open up its devices to more content. The company did not disclose the revenue it would share with Google in its release.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2013-05-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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