Nook app for Android

Barnes & Noble, the US book seller, has launched Nook apps for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.

Although Barnes & Noble has launched its Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets in the UK, iPhone, iPad and Android user can now access the Nook Store. The free app offers 2.5 million books, magazines, newspapers and comics. Best iPhone & iPad apps.

Jamie Iannone, president of Nook Media, said: "we’re delighted to introduce our free Nook Reading Apps that seamlessly bring millions of digital titles to the fingertips of customers who use Android and iOS devices, and to put our unmatched digital reading experience into the hands of even more Brits."

A feature called Smart Nook Sync allows users to automatically synchronise their media library between devices. This includes the last page read, bookmarks, notes and highlights. See also: Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch GlowLight review.

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Via the Nook Newsstand, customers can trial magazines and newspapers for 14 days before subscribing or purchasing a single issue. Other features include ArticleView which focuses on text and Zoom View which focuses on individual panels for comics.

Barnes & Noble made no mention of an app for Windows Phone 8 in its announcement.

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