The Nook HD+ is a very solid tablet and gives customers in the USA and UK a ton of content to purchase. If you live outside those two countries, you are somewhat limited in the things you can buy. N2A has released a new Micro SD card that will turn your device into a full Android Jelly Bean experience. The process is quite simple; you insert the card into your tablet and boot it up. You will then be able to have access to Google Play and any apps you want to install. Unlike rooting, it will not void your warranty or destroy the traditional Barnes and Noble experience. The entire OS is stored within the SD card, so when you want to go back to your normal HD+ UI, you can just remove the card and your tablet will boot as normal.
N2A has been developing Android solutions from Barnes and Noble ever since the original Nook Color came out. With the new HD+ card, you can take advantage of the built in microphone to use Skype. You can get access to a slew of apps that are not available on the Barnes and Noble App Market, such as Pulse, Chrome, Marvel Comics, Comixology, Kindle, Kobo, and even the Good e-Reader App Store.
Honestly, this is the best solution for anyone who wants to dual-boot their Nook HD+ without the technical knowledge to root it. It is fairly simple to just throw the card into your reader and go to town with installing whatever you want. I really like how this method does not ruin the traditional B&N experience and cool UI the company has developed.
Check out the website HERE for purchase information and expanded tutorials. You can also get a 15% discount on your purchase by using the coupon code F6Qvk2DD.
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.