August 5, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Barnes & Noble has updated its NOOK for Android application, adding critical features and enhancements that catch it up with some of the other eReader apps available now. The new version of NOOK, which requires Android 1.6 or higher, adds the ability to side-load rights-free ePub files. This makes it much easier to load eBooks that users previously downloaded from outside of the Barnes & Noble bookstore.
NOOK for Android also has four new themes with different reading modes, a standard among ereader apps. There’s now Day, Night, Sepia, and Butter themes that are each designed to provide different lighting and color settings. Users can further change the reading experience by changing the margins and brightness settings.
Download Nook from the Android Market to take advantage of these new features. You’ll also discover that it has Apps2SD for users on Froyo and a new search feature.