We reported earlier in the month that Barnes and Noble was releasing a Nook App for the Android Operating system, and now it appears to finally be released.
The new App will allow you to sync to your Android Device -such as a Smart Phone or a Slate/Tablet PC– all of your Nook E-Book purchases. This allows you to read any book you have purchased from the Barnes and Noble bookstore on any Android Device.
It is a free app available from the Google Android Marketplace and you need at least Android 1.6 installed on your device in order to use this application.
One particularly excellent feature is if you are reading a book on your Nook and then decide to use your SmartPhone, you can easily pick up where you left off on the Android device. You also get access to the new Lendme service, which allows you to lend bought books to family and friends for a duration of time.
Of course this application does have its faults. For example, if you have downloaded an ePub file from anywhere else besides Barnes and Noble, it will not be supported by this application. Later there may be an update released to accomodate this, but for now we are going to have to tolerate the hindrance. Another drawback is that the size of the application is very large. The download is around 5 MB and when it is installed it is 18 MB, which for most phones with small internal memory you might want to pass on this.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.