NOOK for Android Smartphones Now Available

Barnes & Noble [BKS] has announced NOOK for Android is now available. The new NOOK reader allows you to read eBooks purchased from the B&N store which now contains over 1 million eBooks.

The application it’s self is free to download and the only thing you actually need to pay for is books that you want to read. If you already have paid for books on a NOOK reader for example, you can just log in with your account and sync them across.

The new Android app is also the first eReader software to feature Barnes & Noble’s new NOOK-centric branding, leveraging the strength of the company’s NOOK brand across its entire eReading offering. NOOK for Android will soon be followed by an updated NOOK for iPhone®, NOOK for iPad¢, and others in the coming months. The new eReader software branding aligns with the company’s current NOOK offering NOOK 3G and NOOK Wi-Fi® eBook Readers, and the recently announced NOOKstudy¢ online study platform and software solution for higher education.

The new NOOK reader for Android requires Android OS 1.6 or higher to run which allows it to function on a number of older devices such as the T-Mobile G1 if needed.

Another feature that is accessible on the Android eReader app is Book Lending that allows you to share or borrow books from friends for 14 days without having to pay for the book.

Overall it looks like quite a decent app and one we will be checking out soon.

More details at Barnes & Noble.

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