According to reports, this new mobile device may be released with Google Play support.
The Nook ereader hasn’t been receiving very much attention over the last while. However, Barnes & Noble is hoping to change that with the next version of this device. Reportedly, it will be doing this by adding a long list of additional features and capabilities.
The Nook Tablet 7 was spotted as a part of an FCC listing, revealing the company hasn’t abandoned the device.
The Nook ereader hasn’t been made directly by Barnes & Noble for some time now. The tablet device is manufactured by other companies. That said, the FCC listing indicated that this could be changing and the company may be having another go at it through the Tablet 7.
The FCC list document provided some interesting information about what the Nook Tablet 7 may have to offer. A number of the mobile device specs were revealed including both hardware and software features.
The Nook ereader will be a considerably more powerful tablet with a spectrum of new features.
If the FCC documents represent the Nook Tablet 7 to be released by Barnes & Noble, its specs are very different from previous models. This includes a 3,000 mAh battery, front and rear cameras, Bluetooth 4.0, MediaTek MT8163 quad core ARM Cortex-A53 processor, micro USB and microSD card support and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
That said, what has mobile device lovers raising their brows is that it will run on Android. The Nook Tablet 7 will also have Google Play Store support, which previous models did not.
Earlier in 2016, Barnes & Noble closed the digital doors on its Nook App Store. For this reason, equipping its next ereader tablet with the ability to support Android’s apps could be appealing to device users. This capability will be combined with the conventional Nook software for purchasing and downloading ebooks and other digital publications and content.
What the FCC document didn’t mention is when the next Nook ereader will be launched. That said, many in the industry predict that it is meant to be a rival to the $50 Amazon Fire tablet. If so, it will become available in time for the holiday season.