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Nook for Android

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Not to be outdone by Amazon’s Kindle, the Nook is now available as an Android app.

From the looks of it, there are a lot of the basic features offered by the Kindle.

  • Shop an extensive library, including free books
  • Sync the last page read and bookmarks
  • Custom fonts and font sizes
  • Share ebooks with friends

Of all of these, the e-lending feature is Nook’s best feature above those offered by the Kindle. The UI is more attractive, as it is in the reader version. Putting color in the UI makes a difference.

To use the Nook app, you have to create an account if you don’t already have one. You are then able to browse for books. I tried downloading a free ebook. Everything went fine, but it wanted to record a credit card number to keep on file. If I were paying for a book I wouldn’t have minded, but I just wanted a free book to check it out. The Kindle didn’t require me to provide a credit card for free books.

There are some definite positives about the Nook for Android. There are some positives for the Kindle for Android too, though. In the end, it comes down to what you are comfortable with. The Nook is a viable option.