3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 20, 2012 6:31 AM by frantastk

    Any issues with the Android App?

    frantastk

      So for my birthday my husband says I can get a new mp3 player to replace my 5th gen nano. I think I've decided on the Galaxy Player 4.2. I'd like to be able to get the nook app and use it to read ebooks when I don't have my nook with me. Are there any big issues/annoyances with the android app I should be aware of? I tried looking through the messages, but I'm having trouble deciding what is an issue with the app vs what is user error or ranting. 

       

      I probably won't be using it to read books very often. I usually have my NST with me everywhere, but I was thinking it would be handy for times I may have forgotten it, don't feel like carrying both my mp3 player and my nook, or forgot to charge my nook (I'm bad about remembering to charge things).

       

      Oh, and if anyone has a Galaxy Player, thoughts would be welcome. I don't have a smartphone and refuse to buy another apple ipod. 

        • Re: Any issues with the Android App?
          The Nook app for Android runs smoothly on a HTC Flyer and Kindle Fire. The Galaxy Player 4.2 is a solid performer, running on 2 year old hardware and last year's software. Good battery performance.
          • Re: Any issues with the Android App?
            bobstro

            frantastk wrote:

            [...] Are there any big issues/annoyances with the android app I should be aware of? I tried looking through the messages, but I'm having trouble deciding what is an issue with the app vs what is user error or ranting.  


            If you're primarily interested in your NOOK Library, things generally work well. The only disappointment might be if you subscribe to a magazine that's not supported on the app (e.g. Conde Nast's Wired Magazine). Other enhanced magazines work fine (Discover, PopSci). For casual access of a few books, it should be just fine.

              • Re: Any issues with the Android App?
                frantastk

                bobstro wrote:

                frantastk wrote:

                [...] Are there any big issues/annoyances with the android app I should be aware of? I tried looking through the messages, but I'm having trouble deciding what is an issue with the app vs what is user error or ranting.  


                If you're primarily interested in your NOOK Library, things generally work well. The only disappointment might be if you subscribe to a magazine that's not supported on the app (e.g. Conde Nast's Wired Magazine). Other enhanced magazines work fine (Discover, PopSci). For casual access of a few books, it should be just fine.


                Thanks for the heads up. I currently only have the NST and don't subscribe to any magazines, since I prefer them in colour, but it's good to note for future reference. The one magazine I was enjoying on my NST stopped being supported on the device (yes, Writers magazine, I'm looking at you!! :smileyfrustrated: )