Barnes & Noble launches the $179 Galaxy Tab four Nook

Barnes & Noble launches the $179 Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

Barnes & Noble has formally kicked off a brand new period — one during which it does not manufacture its personal tablets. The struggling ebook outlet introduced final summer time that it will work with different producers going ahead and Samsung is first in line. The Galaxy Tab four Nook is the fruit of this partnership. It is a pill constructed for studying first, versus gaming or net shopping. Whereas the system is undeniably Samsung, the software program nonetheless retains a few of that Barnes & Noble aptitude. Anybody who’s used the earlier Nook tablets will instantly acknowledge a few of the options baked in right here. The default homescreen has a widget displaying advisable and just lately learn titles. Naturally, too, Barnes & Noble’s Nook retailer is the first content material supply, slightly than the Play Retailer or Samsung Hub. Nevertheless it’s apparent that Sammy is within the driver’s seat. Key options like multi-window mode are even included for some multi-tasking (say, if you wish to tweet a quote out of your favourite novel). B&N is pitching it as “the primary full-featured Android pill designed for studying.” Then once more, the corporate has stated the identical about each different Nook pill.

To be clear, it is the identical hardware as the prevailing Galaxy Tab four, which is to say it is exceptionally small, even for a 7-inch pill. The truth is it does not look like that a lot bigger than your common e-reader. To offer you some perspective, an government stashed the gadget inside his go well with pocket throughout an onstage demo — one thing this editor would by no means dream of making an attempt with a Nexus 7. All informed, it is solely zero.35-inch thick, so it is fairly the svelte little gadget.

Clearly, although, content material is king right here. The corporate is together with what it claims is $200 in free content material with the newest Nook. You will get copies of Freakonomics, The Wanderer, and I Am Quantity 4, together with trial subscriptions of Sports activities Illustrated and Cosmo amongst others. Oh, and free episodes of exhibits like Orphan Black and Veep. We’ll be testing one out within the coming days however within the meantime, keep tuned for our arms-on submit.

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Dana Wollman contributed to this report.