Nook has today announced that they will be added access to the Google Play Store and Google’s other Android services on both the 7 inch Nook HD tablet and it’s 9 inch Nook HD+.

Up until now, the two tablets only had access to B&Ns own application store, so the addition of Google services is certainly a good idea.

This comes with the recent price drop of these tablets, with the Nook HD now at £129 and the Nook HD+ at £179, both of which can now directly compete with Google’s own Nexus 7 amongst other 7 and 9 inch tablets.

William Lynch, the chief executive officer of Barnes & Noble said the following about the addition of the new services.

“By adding Google Play to Nook HD and Nook HD+, we are offering our customers even more great entertainment on our award-winning tablets, now with access to more than 700,000 apps and the best reading experience available, both are must-see products for entertainment lovers looking for high-quality tablets at incredibly low prices.”

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