The latest Nook for Android e-reading application update issued today gives tablet users the ability to buy magazines and newspapers from the Nook Newsstand. You can now purchase up to 140 different magazines such as ESPN The Magazine and The Economist to Food & Wine and Us Weekly Esquire, Maxim, Men’s Health, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Popular Science, PC Magazine, Elle, O, and The Oprah Magazine.
The Barnes and Noble Android application is free and does come installed on many tablets such as the Pandigital Novel. The most recent update gives you better resolution for full color magazines. It also offers customers an optimized library grid view and reading experience with enhanced book margins and line spacing, as well as an improved shopping experience and more. The new app features are available for popular 7-inch and larger tablets using Android OS 2.1 and higher (Honeycomb).
Up until now the only way you could access the magazines and newspapers was via the Nook Color. Barnes and Noble is expanding their content network now to include Android. The Newspaper selection mainly caters to the United States with offerings by The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and The Chicago Tribune. All can be enjoyed with a 14-day free trial, via subscription or purchased in single issue form.
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