This weekend has seen two major developments regarding the 7 inch Nook HD and 9 inch Nook HD+. On Friday (May 3rd) Barnes and Noble announced a major software update giving these units full Android application compatibility. You can now download and run over 700,000+ programs from the Google Play Store on an updated Nook HD/HD+. Thus these tablets now have access to a huge library of chess programs!
But wait, the news gets even better! Today I see where the Nook HD is on sale at $149 (a $50 price drop) while the Nook HD+ sees a $90 price reduction to $179. Prices are listed as good thru Mother's Day. (Let's hope Barnes and Noble makes these price reductions permanent!)
I updated my wife's Nook HD yesterday and, in addition to Android application compatibility, there are numerous other improvements such as a much better browser (Chrome) rather than the poor proprietary browser that was provided before.
I love my iPad but I'm beginning to think that the best "value buys" in tablets right now are some of the Android offerings. With the Nook HD and HD+ having retina screens, great prices, and Android app compatibility, are these the current best buys?http://kantack.com/chess