Barnes & Noble Nook HD and Nook HD+ hit the UK today
The iPad and Google Nexus 7 have some more competition, as the Barnes & Noble Nook HD and Nook HD+ have just hit the shelves here in the UK.
They both run Android, but the operating system has been given a Barnes & Noble polish, so you can only buy apps from its own app store. The company also has something new up its sleeve in the form of multiple user accounts.
Much like when you log on to your PC at home, each person using the device can select their own profiles, customising app layouts and backgrounds, and – crucially – restricting certain features for younger users. Which is peace of mind if you have children using the device.
This feature is part of the latest version of the Android operating system as well, but that doesn’t come on many devices yet.
The Nook HD comes with a 7-inch display, and costs £159 for the 8GB model, or £189 for the 16GB. A real challenger for the iPad mini and Nexus 7, then. The HD+, meanwhile, is looking to take on the iPad, with a 9-inch screen, and will set you back £229 for the 16GB model, and £269 for the 32GB.