Barnes & Noble announces NOOK for Android

Barnes & Noble today announced that its NOOK eReader application is now available for Google Android devices. it joins similar applications for the Apple iPad and iPhone as well as Windows and MC desktop versions.

NOOK for Android offers those with devices using Android OS 1.6 and higher the ability to shop Barnes & Noble’s expansive eBookstore of more than one million eBooks, including new releases, bestsellers and free classics, and download titles in seconds. Any customer’s personal Barnes & Noble eBook library – purchased on a NOOK eBook Reader, online at or on another BN eReader-enabled device – will easily sync to their device in seconds so their library goes wherever they go.

NOOK for Android is the first of its software to feature its new NOOK-centric branding rather than Barnes & Noble branding. The new branding will be extended to the software for other devices in the coming months.

NOOK for Android also supports digital lending, allowing a customer to lend an eBook to another NOOK user for up to 14 days.

Barnes & Noble is also promising that new features are coming later this summer, including highlights and notes, a search library and look-up feature, library grid-view and more.

NOOK for Android is now available at for Android 1.6+ devices.

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