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nook simple touch & galaxy tablet issue

After hours of frustration both online and on the phone could someone please confirm if I've finally got this right...... I have a nook simple touch and used my pc at my dads to load on some pdf's i had on a memory stick via the usb cable. I also registered with two libraries and now have books on my nook via overdrive and adobe digital editions. I got an sd card as i hoped to load books from various sources (including the libraries) onto my nook via my Samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1 to save me having to go to my dads anytime I wanted to add or remove something. After hours of failing I've now read that you cant simply move the memory card from my tab to my nook if it contains library books which i find baffling! I also bought what was described as a high speed cable to do the transfer but again have been told this won't work with library books simply because adobe digital editions isn't available for my tablet! Is this correct? I know so many people who simply don't own a pc or even a laptop these days as a tablet had met all of their needs (until the nook came along it seems)
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Registered: ‎06-10-2011

Re: nook simple touch & galaxy tablet issue

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Please, don't post the exact same question in multple locations.


The answer to your original question is here.

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Re: nook simple touch & galaxy tablet issue

You've raised an excellent issue although, unfortunately, there isn't a decent solution for it yet. As you point out, many people, especially younger people, may only have tablets and not laptop or desktop computers. ADE only exists for full blown PCs so you have no way to decrypt library books or, for that matter, DRM-protected books purchased from other vendors like Google. One can only hope that a version of ADE for Android (and IOS) will be released soon. Even better would be if B&N could find a way to build the ADE functionality directly into the Nook.
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Registered: ‎08-31-2010
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Re: nook simple touch & galaxy tablet issue

The Sony PRS - T1 and T2 e-reader models have Overdrive built in. Borrowing and returning a library book is done via the built-in web browser. Compatibility with Adobe digital rights management (DRM) protected PDF and ePub files allows Sony Reader owners to borrow ebooks from lending libraries. Additionally, books can be purchased and downloaded from vendors other than Sony, Kobo is one, over the web browser. This does not help your present situation but might help someone else.