July 22, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Barnes & Noble have released its NOOK for Android, an ereader application designed for Android devices running Android 1.6 or higher. Barnes & Noble was among the first companies to offer an Android-based ereader device, but NOOK for Android will be available on phones like the Motorola DROID X, HTC EVO, or myTouch Slide.
NOOK allows customers to browse through the Barnes & Noble ebook store and purchase titles directly from their phone. They can also access the personal library and sync downloads wirelessly. Other familiar features from the Nook device appear on the Nook app, as evidenced from this excerpt from the announcement:
- Lend to friends: NOOK for Android is the only Android eReading app that offers eBook sharing with friends.
- Easy access to your content: Using the Library List view, see the cover art, sort and filter your eBooks by author, title or recent reads. Access rich product details for the selected eBook, including the synopsis and more books from that author.
- Pick up where you left off: Sync the last page read of the last eBook opened on an Android device with BN eReader (soon to be renamed NOOK) software-enabled devices including PC and iPad. Coming soon, both will sync with NOOK for iPhone and more devices to follow.
There are also standard ereader options like customizing font types and sizes. Download from the market (if browsing from phone) or scan the QR code. We’ll see how this stacks up against Amazon Kindle and Border’s app.