Barnes & Noble rolls out periodical support for Android tablets

Summary:Barnes & Noble rolled out support for periodicals with its Nook Color ArticleView technology for magazines on Android tablets.

Yesterday Barnes & Noble announced that a new version of the Nook for Android application was released with support for magazines and newspapers on Android tablets. This update works with 7 inch and larger tablets running Android 2.1 and higher and does not work on Android smartphones. iPad owners already have support for magazines in the Nook and it is good to see support for Android tablet roll out as well.

Barnes & Noble has more than 140 magazine and newspaper brands for Android tablet owners to choose from. The interactive Nook magazine experience, with ArticleView technology, was previously only available to Nook Color owners. Using this capability you can view just the article's text to make magazine reading an enjoyable and easy experience on a digital device. The Nook for iPad application does not yet support this ArticleView technology.

The morning paper and latest magazines can be delivered right to your Android tablet, just like a virtual paperboy. Supported tablets include the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom, LG G-Slate, and Archos internet tablets.

There is an update for smartphone owners, but it is just to improve the performance and does not add magazine or newspaper functionality.

Topics: Hardware, Laptops, Mobility, Tablets


Matthew Miller started using mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host, with ZDNet's Kevin Tofel, of the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned more than 2... Full Bio

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