Barnes & Noble Extends NOOK for Android to Tablets

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A recent update to the NOOK for Android app and NOOK Newsstand has brought several improvements to the services from Barnes & Noble, not the least of which are full Android tablet optimization and an augmented selection of more than 140 periodicals.

NOOK for Android on the Big Little Screen
To make reading this collection of newspapers and magazines a more pleasant experience, the update has optimized the NOOK app reading experience for 7-inch and larger Android tablets. Pages will be available in landscape and portrait mode, feature pinch-to-zoom and a page navigation slider.

The update also allows Android tablet users to read documents in ArticleView. This service, formerly only available on the Barnes & Noble NOOK Color, lets users view only the text of an article, formatted as they choose.

This updated version of NOOK for Android is intended for tablets with screen resolutions of 800 x 480 or better and running Android 2.1 or higher.

More to Read
Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Magazine service is opening its doors to Android users, who will gain access to a bevy of titles with the new update. Here’s a small sample of some of the titles that are offered: ESPN the Magazine,  The Economist, Food & Wine, Us, Esquire, Maxim, Men’s Health, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Popular Science, PC Magazine, Elle; and from NOOK Newspapers: USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and The Chicago Tribune.

These titles are just a few of many.

Availability
The NOOK for Android app, optimized for Android tablets, is available for download in the Android Market, V CAST Apps from Verizon Wireless, Samsung Apps, GetJar, and AppsLib.

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