The Google Play Store is going to be added to Barnes & Noble’s Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets, as announced by the company tonight.
An update for each tablet should be rolling out on Friday, which will significantly increase the app offerings for each Nook.
The update will be available to download over-the-air, while other Google services will be included. The confirmed apps include Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, Chrome (browser) and Google Play Music.
“By adding Google Play to Nook HD and Nook HD+, we are offering our customers even more great entertainment on our award-winning tablets,” said William Lynch, chief executive officer of Barnes & Noble. “Now with access to more than 700,000 apps and the best reading experience available, Nook HD and Nook HD+ are must-see products for entertainment lovers looking for high-quality tablets at incredibly low prices.”
Owners will surely get much more bang for their buck, which is made even better by the low cost of each tablet, with the Nook HD going for $199 and the Nook HD+ selling for $269.
Downloading the update will be free of charge.