6 Replies Latest reply on May 18, 2013 1:03 PM by bklvr896

    I now have a reason to charge and use my Nook HD+ again after months...

      Thanks to this wise decision on behalf of B&N customers, I'll pick up my Nook HD+ from where I laid it down months ago and get the update. It'll mostly be for the games and maybe videos but still, makes this item worth a little bit more to me considering I paid full price for it. But really, between my 4.5 inch phone and 18 inch desktop a tablet for the most part isn't that important to me so its not B&Ns fault, I prob woulda done same thing with kindle and ipad. 

       

      I wish Barnes would've done this from the start, I bet they'd have easily sold 50% if not double or triple the number of tablets if from the start they had accss to all these apps, especially considering it would have been a major advantage over the Kindle. Now while it's good for us, it might just mean they Barnes will lose software revenue which appears to be the only thing makeing them money. Anyway, from me, thank you Barnes!

        • Re: I now have a reason to charge and use my Nook HD+ again after months...

          I doubt software was making them much money. Apps sell for $1 to $3.

           

          It's probably books and movies that were making them money.

           

          Those hopefully keep making them money and they keep making Nook Tablets.

          • Re: I now have a reason to charge and use my Nook HD+ again after months...

            Judging from some of the quite frankly inane threads and comments posted on this board you seem to be in the minority. For over a year Nook HD/HD+ owners have moaned about the pathetic state of the app store - a store in name only - and total lack of developer interest. Now that BN has opened up the "walled garden" and given us all the Googly Goodness™ that the Play Store offers people now complain about too many options and too many apps. One person even posted that if they had wanted a full featured tablet they would have bought one.

             

            I don't get it. BN just doubled the value of your Nook and tripled it's usefulness - for free. Sure there are bound to be teething pains - show me a major software update that doesn't - but I for one am incredibly happy with the new update. Your miles may vary...

              • Re: I now have a reason to charge and use my Nook HD+ again after months...
                Wulfraed

                Pardon?

                 

                "… over a year …" The HD/+ only made the market in November. That was only seven months ago, barely over half a year.

                 

                • Re: I now have a reason to charge and use my Nook HD+ again after months...
                  bklvr896

                  scotthva5 wrote:

                  Judging from some of the quite frankly inane threads and comments posted on this board you seem to be in the minority. For over a year Nook HD/HD+ owners have moaned about the pathetic state of the app store - a store in name only - and total lack of developer interest. Now that BN has opened up the "walled garden" and given us all the Googly Goodness™ that the Play Store offers people now complain about too many options and too many apps. One person even posted that if they had wanted a full featured tablet they would have bought one.

                   

                  I don't get it. BN just doubled the value of your Nook and tripled it's usefulness - for free. Sure there are bound to be teething pains - show me a major software update that doesn't - but I for one am incredibly happy with the new update. Your miles may vary...


                  If the Nook HD had only had access to the play store in the beginning, I probably would not have bought one for my mom.  I bought it specifically because of the walled garden App Store.  The play store would and will overwhelm her and she would put it down and not use it.  This way, she can ignore the play store, continue to use the BN App Store for her limited app needs and were both happy.