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Barnes and Noble adds Google Play to Nook HD tablets

The Google Play store is now available as an app for the Nook HD and Nook HD+ line of tablets, Nook parent company Barnes and Noble announced today.

According to the company, the service will grant Nook users access to more than 700,000 Android games and apps, music through the Google Play Music service and other content. Google Play, which will join existing Google services including Chrome and Gmail on the line of tablets, will be added in a free automatic update via Wi-Fi that will roll out to owners beginning today.

As part of Barnes and Noble UK's "Get London Reading" initiative, the Nook HD and HD+ have been discounted for a limited time to £129 (down from its regular £159) and £179 (down from £229) respectively.

Google Play is one of the more popular distribution platforms for Android applications. Users can download both free and pais apps, music, literature, movies, TV shows and other content through the Google-run service.

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