Once upon a time, Amazon’s Kindles and Barnes & Noble’s Nooks were very similar content-consumption tablets at very similar price points.
No longer. In May, Barnes & Noble rolled out a software update that allows Nook HD and HD+ users to use Google’s standard Android apps and buy new software and content from the Google Play store, knocking down the walled garden that forced you to buy books, magazines and other content from B&N.
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Zhong Li is a tech journalist who covers the latest developments in artificial intelligence, robotics, and biotechnology. Zhong Li is passionate about exploring the ethical and social implications of emerging technologies.