Barnes & Noble NOOK app for Android has been updated this week with tons of improvements. Hot off the release of their new NOOK HD and HD+ tablets their apps are now going to support multiple new languages, as well as full support for the UK. The app also works with many new iDevices but we'll talk about Android here since that's all that matters.
Kindle products will now be in less brick-and-mortar stores starting today. In a move that would oust retail competitors like Amazon from their stores, Wal-mart has stopped selling all Amazon Kindle ereaders and tablets. No longer will you be able to try out Amazon's offerings of slates at one of the largest retail stores in the US.
Kobo Arc may be your solution. The company announced the Arc tablet earlier this month and now it has announced that it will be hitting store shelves in November. The Arc will support up to 64GB of storage, which is quite a lot of storage for such a small tablet. While you could easily match that with your Nook Tablet using an SD card, the Kobo Arc is one of the few e-readers that comes packing with 64GB of built-in storage.
gift of books. Google's Play Store (Android Market) Books are now available for those in France as they continue their rollout to European markets.
Kobo is making a case for itself with the fourth version of its Android e-reader app, available today in the Google Play Store. Like its counterparts, you don't need a Kobo device to use the app - it's good to go on any Android smartphone or tablet.
reported on yesterday, and will be amazing in the dark.
Nook Simple Touch doesn't get enough love - it's a portable, long-lasting touch sensitive e-reader for a hundred bucks. Oh, and it runs Android, with an active community of ROMs and mods behind it. And according to some leaked material from manufacturer Barnes and Noble, its one weakness may soon be put to rest. The Digital Reader found a pamphlet for a new version of the Nook Simple Touch, with an integrated "Glowlight" - a front-mounted LED that lights up the black and white e-ink screen at night. These styles of screen lights used to be all the rage in the days of black and white phones and Palm Pilots.