The Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet has just come out and many people are wondering how to get applications loaded on their device that are not available on the standard Nook APP Market. In order to install 3rd party applications, you use the web browser that comes with your Nook Tablet to download the files. Once you download the files you will be prompted to install the files manually to your device.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet runs on the Google Android 2.3 operating system. This allows you a tremendous amount of flexibility to tap into a deep ecosystem. The Nook Tablet runs on a custom Barnes and Noble developed GUI and it is not easy to install apps from other sources. In order to install apps to your new Nook tablet, you have to do it via the built in web browser. In order to download the applications from this list you want to make sure your Tablet is powered on. Then simply navigate to your internet web browser and navigate to this page you are reading.
Simply click on any of the hyperlinks below and you will be prompted to install the APK (Android Install File) directly to your Nook Tablet. There are many great applications here such as the Kindle Reader, Kobo Reader, Comic Book apps, and many more! This opens up an entire new world of content that would normally be unavailable. We also included popular apps, such as Overdrive, that allow you to borrow and read books from the library.
It is important to note that the Nook Tablet only allows 1 GB of internal memory out of the 16 GB that the device ships with. This does not really leave a ton of room for your music, videos, comics, books, and content. I would recommend picking up a Micro SD card, up to 32 GB for all of your side-loaded stuff.
Independent Reading Apps
Mainstream Reader Apps
Comic Book Reader Apps
Alternative Android App Markets
- Meridian – Best Multimedia Player for Music and Videos
- Dolphin HD – Web Browser
- ES File Explorer
- Astro File Manager
- Google Gmail
- Android PDF Reader
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 CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.