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Nook HD and HD+ owners will now be able to download content from Google Play after Barnes & Noble reversed its previous position of limiting app downloads to its own service (via Engadget).

Barnes & Noble had previous justified its locked-down approach on the basis of quality-control. The new policy allows Nook owners to download not just apps but also books, magazines and movies from Google Play …

New Nooks will be shipped with Google Play installed, existing users can either wait for an automatic update or install manually by downloading the Nook HD or Nook HD+ updates from the Barnes & Noble site.