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5ivedom
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Registered: ‎12-03-2011

Nook HD and HD+ getting Google Play

1) The NEws:

 

Brian Heater / Engadget:NEW 
 
More:
 
 
2) How many peopel think this will massively increase sales?
 
I don't know what impact it will have. However, there seem to be some peope who thought adding Google Play will fix everything. Still feel that way? Or Not?
 
Thoughts?
 
Other thoughts are welcome too.
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keriflur
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Re: Nook HD and HD+ getting Google Play

Well, the HD/+ devices just went from "devices I'd never consider buying" to "devices I'd definitely consider buying if I were in the market for a tablet."

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TnTexas
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Re: Nook HD and HD+ getting Google Play

I think the denizens of Hell are huddled together, trying to keep warm; and the pigs are wondering what the heck those things are on their backs.

 

Seriously, it's move I never expected.

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petesnook
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Re: Nook HD and HD+ getting Google Play

I wonder how many of my Nexus 4 Play Store apps are compatible with the HDs. I'll have to drop by a B&N tomorrow and hopefully they will have an HD+ with a functional Play Store app so I can check it out. If I like what I see, I'm buying!

flyingtoastr
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Re: Nook HD and HD+ getting Google Play

Wow. Blindsided there...

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patgolfneb
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Re: Nook HD and HD+ getting Google Play

I am puzzled why BN is continuing it's stores, I have always seen this as an all or nothing option? Does this make windows based devices more or less likely in the future?

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patgolfneb
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Re: Nook HD and HD+ getting Google Play

I think Amazon feels additional pressure to follow as well, prime may be a strong enough offering, but now they are really the only Android non play store offering out there. 

flyingtoastr
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Re: Nook HD and HD+ getting Google Play

This whole thing is reminding me just how much I loathe MTP.

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celandinehobbit
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Re: Nook HD and HD+ getting Google Play

Really surprised by this news. Never, ever saw it coming and honestly I was okay with having BN remain a closed ecosystem (in a sense). But, that's because I use both my HD+ and HD for reading. Not so much the app use. 

 

With this move though, I'm sure to access Google for the music which I have an extensive collection of and perhaps Movies where I have a few I bought when I saw a sale. 

 

I really think this move though can only increase sales for BN, though, and good for them! Their HD tablets are superb and it's about time everyone discovered this fact. 

Doug_Pardee
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