Barnes & Noble has eventually announced NOOK Tablet 7 for just $49.99. This is the first NOOK Tablet to support Google Play Services, which wasn’t the case before. Instead of just focusing on its own digital services, Barnes & Noble made it a truly killer tablet for its asking price by enabling Google Play Services. The tablet will lend you 7-inch display with 1024 x 600 resolution, 8GB of native storage.
Furthermore, it offers a microSD slot to expand the given storage for up to 128GB easily. The tablet is powered by a Quad-core SoC and has Bluetooth connectivity. It also has decent 8MP camera on the back and 2MP Selfie camera. There was no exact capacity of the battery available, but Barnes & Noble promised up to seven days of life with typical use.
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Since it supports Google Play Services, you can go ahead and download apps, books, TV shows, games, music, etc. from Play Store. Additionally, you can download “NOOK Books®, thousands of NOOK Audiobooks®, magazines and newspapers through the NOOK Store®.” The device runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. Judging by the screenshot, it looks fairly stock-ish, so you may not need to worry about the significant lag. The NOOK Tablet 7 is now available for pre-order at $49.99 (buy here). You can buy it from Barnes & Noble stores starting on Black Friday, November 25th.
“We’re extremely excited to introduce our most affordable NOOK ever, just in time for the holiday shopping season, so customers can give their loved ones the gift of reading forever for less,” said Fred Argir, Chief Digital Officer at Barnes & Noble.
Source: Barnes & Noble