Nook for Android announced

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Barnes & Noble has just announced that they will be rolling out Nook for Android, a fun and easy-to-use Barnes & Noble eReading experience which will obviously cater for folks who own Android-powered smartphones and devices. This spanking new application is the latest addition to Barnes & Noble’s slate of free, popular eReader software, and is currently the one and only Android eReader application that lets you share eBooks with friends. Not only that, it also holds the distinction of being the first eReader software that will feature Barnes & Noble’s new Nook-centric branding. For folks who are rocking to an iPhone or iPad, rest assured that there will be updated versions of Nook for iPhone and Nook for iPad in the coming months. Nook for Android will play nice with both Nook 3G and Nook Wi-Fi models.

It is also nice to know that Nook for Android caters to one of the lowest common denominator, where it will run along nicely with Android 1.6 and higher, unleashing the ability to shop Barnes & Noble’s expansive eBookstore of more than one million eBooks wherever you are. Capable of offering a fun and immersive eReading experience, folks of all ages will definitely love it since it can customize text with many font styles and sizes, coupled with an easy-to-use navigation bar, the ability to read in landscape and portrait modes, as well as perform graphical page turns for that added touch of realism. Apart from that, it is also the first Android eReader application that offers digital lending. Barnes & Noble’s unique LendMe technology is incorporated for customers to share eligible eBooks for up to 14 days with friends without flouting any copyright laws.

Some of the other key features found in Nook for Android include access to your personal B&N digital library wherever you are, the ability to read across multiple devices such as the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry, netbooks, notebooks, and HTC HD2 smartphones, synchronization of the last page you read for easy continuation from where you last left off, while adhering to the ePub standard which is fast becoming the industry standard. Have you tried out Nook for Android yet?

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