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Google Play hasn't solved everything for the Nook, and, in truth the future, of the devices is in doubt. Thanks to its high-resolution screen, text in books is crisp and clean whether in Google Books or the Nook's own book app. Back to School essentials. Max Eddy is a Software Analyst, taking a critical eye to Android apps and security services. What's on your mind?

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As much as I like the home button, I feel the interface relies on it a bit too much. If you're looking at a magazine, for example, there's no built-in way to view all magazines in your library or a back button to return to where you first launched the magazine.

Instead, you're forced to use the home button or the recent-apps software button to access another piece of content if you want to switch. Not a huge deal, but it's annoying in the moment. As of version 2. All apps, music, videos, books, and magazines available on Google Play can now be downloaded directly to the Nook HD tablets. The Nook Store and its contents are still available.

The chief criticism of the Nook HD tablets when they launched was the severely limited apps-and-media-content ecosystem. With the addition of Google Play, however, this effectively becomes an nonissue.

Google Play is second only to the Apple Store in terms of available content. Chrome is now the default Web browser, and all aside from Google Now Google service apps -- Gmail, Magazines, and Books, and so on -- are automatically downloaded to the tablet once the update is installed. Thanks to its high-resolution screen, text in books is crisp and clean whether in Google Books or the Nook's own book app. Updates for the new version of Microsoft's tablet are as subtle as they come, but the The Google Pixel C is a performance monster with a sleek design and impressively solid The Galaxy Tab S3 is an impeccably designed tablet with an impressive stylus and stunning Be respectful, keep it clean and stay on topic.

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