Nook is a brand of e-readers sold by Barnes & Noble in the US since 2009. These e-readers use Android operating system from Google.
Four models of Nook are produced, from simple small e-reader equipped with a single 800MHz processor and a monochrome e-ink screen 6 inches with a resolution of 600×800, to the great tablet equipped with a dual 1.5 GHz processor and a high definition color screen with a resolution of 1920×1280.
The two simplest models, Nook Simple Touch and Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight, have no access to the Internet and can read the following formats: PDF, ePub, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP.
Both models Nook HD and Nook HD + can read numerous formats:
- Audio: MP4, M4A, 3GP, AAC, MP3, FLAC, WAV, OGG, AMR
- Video: MP4, 3GP, WEBM, AVI
- Images: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP
- Other: PDF, ePUB, DRP, EPIB, FOLIO, OFIP, CBZ, TXT, RTF, XLS, DOC, PPT, PPS, PPSX, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, LOG, CSV, EML, ZIP
and have full access to the Internet.
Running on Android, it is possible to install the Android Kindle software to complement the supported formats and make these tablets versatile.
The market for e-readers and tablets rapidly changing, one can find constantly on the Barnes & Noble website a page comparing the main characteristics of the Nook offers of the moment and pages comparing deals to offers like Kindle and iPad.
Nook is not currently available on the European market. But just as the brand Kindle, Nook brand is also in the form of software for computers (PC and Mac) for smartphones (Android and iPhone), for tablets and e-readers (Android and iPad), and as an extension for web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome).