Barnes & Noble has just announced a new update for its Nook app for Android. The latest iteration, version 188.8.131.52, introduces some cool new features apart from the usual bug fixes that are integral to every updates.
Among the new features to look forward to, the Nook app includes larger book tiles for a better visual experience, along with availability of the Time, Inc. magazines, which are more in demand. Time will join other popular titles such as SELF, WIRED, Glamor, Vanity Fair, GQ, and others that are already available. Better accessibility features for the visually impaired or for those with low visibility is also part of the upgrade package. Elaborating on the latter, the app makes use of Android assistive technology, such as higher screen magnification, which is applicable for Android version 4.2 and higher and TalkBack that has Android 4.1 as the minimum requirement.
Also, the update will mark the return of Black as the Night Theme color, something that users have been clamoring for. Apart from these, the My Files filter is now better equipped to deal with duplicate contents that might have been sideloaded.
Overall, the latest upgrade to the Nook app for Android is nothing too significant over the version 3.4 it had launched just a few weeks ago, though upgrades are always welcome.
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