23 Replies Latest reply on Dec 29, 2013 11:08 PM by wisecowboy2

    Any chance of Google Play on Tablet?

      Now that BN has announced support for Google Play on the HD and HD+ is there any chance of that for the tablet?

       

      I seem to recall that you could install it manually for about a month after the tablet first came out, and then BN disabled that. Or am I misremembering?

       

      In any case, it looks like we'll be seeing a steady decline in the quantity and type of apps available for the NT since developers will just release product on Google Play.

       

      If it's a revenue thing, why not come up with an official BN full android 4.x version and charge $20 for it?  Android For Nook does it and I'd rather get it from BN to free up the reserved memory.

       

        • Re: Any chance of Google Play on Tablet?

          Nope not a chance. We've been abandoned. No software upgrades, nothing etc. You want better you have to buy better. You'll never see it unless you root it or flash it yourself. 

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            I have a Nook Color and a Nook Tablet. I am completely disgusted by today's announcement. This is how the loyalty of early Nook buyers is rewarded. 

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                This is just sad. There is NO reason for not allowing Play on the tablet or the plain color. The hardware is fine, it is just a grab for money.

                 

                 

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                    Makes me wonder if B&N is getting out of the tablet business. Why would they allow the play store in like this? Maybe to just add value to a line they are going to be phasing out. At this point it would make sense for them to just provide the Nook store software and not the hardware. Adding play store is adding value to the Nook HD and +. It makes it easier to unload them. Just my thoughts.. 

                    • Re: Any chance of Google Play on Tablet?
                      keriflur

                      mnuhfer wrote:

                      This is just sad. There is NO reason for not allowing Play on the tablet or the plain color. The hardware is fine, it is just a grab for money.

                       

                       


                      Actually, there are very good reasons.  See FT's post in this thread:

                       

                      http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOK-Talk/Nook-amp-Google-Play/m-p/1454209#M34726

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                          I can understand FTs post. But I agree with everyone else, too. I got my Nook Tablet for Christmas last year. They stopped updating it in June. That's 6 months! I don't care how fast the turn around is for modern technology. If they don't give us Google Play or offer some kind of trade in or do something - anything! - to make me feel like they care even a smidge about my loyalty, then they will have lost it forever. I'll root my tablet, which I've been loyal enough to not do so far, and when it dies I will be replacing it with something that does not benefit B&N in any way. And you can bet I'll be buying my ebooks elsewhere, too.

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                              Exactly ladysaotome. I think that's what upsets me the most. I upgraded from the Nook Color to the tablet and then 6 months later it was lamely updated. I bought it thinking that its a bit faster and it has a different OS than my Nook Color, but then June rolled around and my nook color got the exact same OS update as I had. Stupidly I thought oh my goodness. Is this how Nook is going to work? I'll get an new OS when they release the new Nook HD how awesome. I think I'm just going to root it. I really don't want to. I loved Nook and I had so much faith in them. But, now all I can think is why bother upgradeing to the new Nook HD or whatever is coming down the line?

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                        EB613

                        It super sucks. But I'll be happy for the NOOK HD peeps. I still haven't figured out BTW to manually do the A2N card. I have the card and download but I have a Mac and apparently that complicates things a little bit.

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                          I've never been disapointed in owning a Nook. Until right now. The tablet hasn't had an update since June of last year. We've been dumped.

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                              patgolfneb

                              Generally discontinued devices receive few upgrades. The smart phone model currently reigns supreme, 18-24 months max upgrade period after device introduction.  I would make my voice known that a decent coupon or trade in credit for owners of previous generations is in order.  

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                                  I suppose thats fine... but does any nook tablet owner here feel they received any upgrade at all during its alleged non discontinued time? We received minor, mostly no user facing updates. Does any NT owner feel the hardware was used to its fullest extent? I don't. This is still great hardware. It was never really taken advantage of to its fullest extent imo. At least we can turn to the Developer communitry and keep our hardware going as B&N isn't going to do that for us. There is still money to be made off of NT owners but B&N isn't really taking advantage of those oppurtinities. 

                                   

                                  I wish I had researched my purchase more. But who could have really predicted all this? I like the idea of a trade in program but seriously doubt B&N will do anything to make it lucrative much less do anything at all. But thats just me. 

                                   

                                  JT

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                                    I totally agree.  You can't get a cord, no software updates...at this point why should I have to spend more money to get something that should be available for a tablet?  Not very good customer service in my opinion.  I got this device because it was expandable and I like reading.  But thought it would have WAY more apps than it does and now I hear that Google play is offered but ONLY to Nook HD users.  What is the nook tablet - chopped liver...well I guess so....


                                    patgolfneb wrote:

                                    Generally discontinued devices receive few upgrades. The smart phone model currently reigns supreme, 18-24 months max upgrade period after device introduction.  I would make my voice known that a decent coupon or trade in credit for owners of previous generations is in order.  


                                     

                                      • Re: Any chance of Google Play on Tablet?

                                        The nook tablet is only 2 years old! I get that it is discontinued but there have to have been enough sales to warrant a few years of support! Even Microsoft does better than that.

                                         When I upgrade I am seriously thinking of making the switch to kindle and if I had realized this was how B&N was going to go I would not have bought my daughter the nook tablet hd xmas 2012..... Anyone know a way to use nook books on kindle???

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                                            bobstro

                                            If your complaint is not having Google Play, going to a Kindle makes zero sense. If you want a tablet with Google Play, buy a tablet with Google Play. You bought both your NOOK Tablet and HD knowing they didn't have it. You got lucky with the HD. Do some educated shopping to get what you want. I prefer Samsung myself. Of course, the newer NOOKs have it too. 

                                             

                                              • Re: Any chance of Google Play on Tablet?

                                                Our family owns several Nook originals (first edition/3G & WiFi), two Nook Color, three Nook tablets and we have purchased our last Nook. The incredible lack of product support for their readers - from not being able to order a replacement charge/sync cable (in the store or online), to failing to provide software upgrades for the existing hardware - has made this decision for us.

                                                 

                                                I've been a B&N customer for many years, since before their purchase of B. Dalton in 1987, and was an early adopter of the Nook but the path taken by B&N have pretty much forced the decision to stop throwing good money after bad, and when we finally replace the current readers, it will likely be with a tablet and not a dedicated e-reader, just for the increased functionality. At this point, we're not even likely to renew our B&N memberships.

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                                        If they're hoping I'll buy a Nook HD, they'll be disappointed! I'll just use my iPad and purchase from Amazon!

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                                          I have had my Nook HD for about a month and Google Play was working fine, but now like others it shows up in app settings, but no where else and trying to reinstall does not work.  

                                          Really stinks I have all my music on Google and it makes it easier to play whatever I want.

                                           Anyone find out if this is a Google issue or a B&N issue?

                                           

                                          Thanks

                                          Mark