A number of new updates have been added to the Nook app from Barnes and Noble that allows users to purchase a wide range of new items. Includes in the new items is access to a number of newspapers and magazines. Users that have tablets that are at least seven inches and have a resolution of 800 x 400 and are utilizing the Android Os 2.1 or higher. There are a number of tablets that this will include, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab and newer iterations of the device, the XOOM and the G-Slate.
As of right now there are more than 120 magazines in total. A number of other magazines are expected to be included at some point in the near future. Included in the update are huge names such as Esquire, Rolling Stone, USA Today, The Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune.
Users will be able to access the content that these magazines provide with a free 14 day trial. After that, they will be expected to take out a subscription. The option is also there for them to take purchase each of the items individually as well, which should allow for users to get a better idea of what magazines they like, and which magazines are worth it for them to subscribe to.
Although there are only 120 magazines taking part right now, you can bet that this is an area of their business that Barnes and Noble are looking to expand. The app has been a huge success thus far, and these updates will only make it more popular. The app update is already available through the Android users such as Motorola Atrix Unlocked, HTC Desire, etc. that have purchased the app.
It will be interesting to see what kind of response that the app receives following this update. Previously only books were available through the Nook Shop app, but Barnes and Noble has shown that they are interested in moving to other types of media as well.