Barnes & Noble releases Nook for Android e-reader app

Barnes & Noble has extended its Nook e-book reader app to another platform: Android.

Barnes & Noble has extended its Nook e-book reader app to another platform: Android.

Compatible with devices running Android OS 1.6 or higher, the BN eReader software essentially does what it does already on the Nook itself, along with the app designed for PCs and the iPhone OS. That means direct access to the B&N eBookstore, reading from your personal digital library among multiple devices, customizing the font and screen orientation to your liking.

However, B&N insists that this app stands out because it is the "first Android eReader application" that permits digital lending and something about being the "first eReader software to feature Barnes & Noble’s new Nook-centric branding." Not sure what that means, but perhaps it pertains to the recently announced NOOKstudy program. That means all of the book retailer's apps will be referred to with the brand name "Nook" rather than "BN eReader."

The Nook for Android application is available for download now.

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