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Nook HD unable to take screen shot after 2.1 update, QuickOffice Pro, and icons

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While I'm overall quite pleased with the 2.1 update so fat, thre are a couple of issues I've run into.

First, the method for taking a screen shot - holding the n button and pressing volume down no longer works. I'd much rather have that functionality restored than have to resort to a 3rd party app.

 

Second, on my Nook Color, I had purchased QuickOffice Pro, but lost access to that app when moving to the Nook HD. After the 2.1 update, The Play store lists Quick Office Pro as compatible with the Nook HD.

What I want to know is why hasn't this app been approved by B&N for use on the Nook HD? I do not intend to buy the same application twice, especially when the same app is 3 times the price on the Play store.

 

Lastly, and this may be more of an issue you need to work with Google on, is that the icons for apps in the Play store are for the most part, noticeably lower resolution than the native nook app icons. The look blurry by comparison. It's a minor annoyance, but it detracts from the nice sharp dispay of the HD. I can only imagine it looks even worse on the HD+.

 

Categories: App, screen
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by CottageRoses on ‎05-10-2013 03:08 PM

I'm glad I'm not the only one who has noticed and am annoyed that all the Google App Icons are blurry and not in high-definition (I have an HD+) ... it doesn't bode well at all, in my opinion.

by on ‎05-10-2013 04:02 PM

That would be on the developers, they're the ones who create the app, including the icon.  If they haven't created an HD icon, contact the developer.  It's not like BN can force them to create a nice looking icon for you.

 

closed system like the BN app store, they can set standards.  Google Play, not so much.   AFAIK, theres not even a requirement for a developer to create a version optimized for a tablet, they can just offer the phone version as the tablet version also, it just looks like crap.

by junonia-shell on ‎05-11-2013 11:50 AM

I just took a screen shot of this page, and it worked fine. I'm using dolphin browser, so I don't know if that makes a difference.

by NookGardener on ‎05-11-2013 06:17 PM

Just took screen shots using both Dolphin and Chrome. Still works.

 

Re: icons, noticed it too (but I just thought it was my eyes!) 

 

Re: QuickOfficePro, that one unfortunately seems to be on google, not B&N. App was originally available for HD/HD+ when they went on sale last Nov. Was suddenly no longer available for the HDs maybe early Dec, right after google purchased them.  OfficeSuiteProfessional was one of the first free apps that B&N offered when they started free app friday a month or so back. Did you happen to get it when it was free? Fairly good replacement.

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