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Jerryc41
03-06-2019, 11:50 PM
A friend has a Barnes and Noble Nook tablet. Will that work to store uke sheet music, like the iPad and Kindle? If so, will MobileSheetsPro work with it?

Croaky Keith
03-07-2019, 03:50 AM
Looks like it runs on Android, so anything that you can find for Android should work.

actadh
03-07-2019, 04:05 AM
I use a Nook 7 with a memory card installed. I download song pdf's and it works well.

Jerryc41
03-07-2019, 04:23 AM
Thanks to both of you.

Arcy
03-07-2019, 08:06 AM
The Nook (like the Kindle) doesn’t run the Google Play store be default so you won’t be able to load apps like MobileSheetsPro unless it’s available specifically for Nook. You can load PDFs in the default PDF reader.

https://help.barnesandnoble.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/314/~/google-play-apps-on-nook-tablet

You can jailbreak a Kindle to load the Google Play store and then get standard Android apps, but it’s a bit convoluted and they don’t live seamlessly in the UI. I expect Nook is similar but haven’t tried it.

Update: BN gives conflicting info. Despite the article saying they didn't support the Play Store it looks like newer versions do have it built in:

https://help.barnesandnoble.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/671/related/1

Jerryc41
03-07-2019, 08:17 AM
The Nook (like the Kindle) doesn’t run the Google Play store be default so you won’t be able to load apps like MobileSheetsPro unless it’s available specifically for Nook. You can load PDFs in the default PDF reader.

https://help.barnesandnoble.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/314/~/google-play-apps-on-nook-tablet

You can jailbreak a Kindle to load the Google Play store and then get standard Android apps, but it’s a bit convoluted and they don’t live seamlessly in the UI. I expect Nook is similar but haven’t tried it.

I don't recall what was involved in getting MSP installed on my Kindles, but I got it done eventually. I remember that it wasn't straight forward, though. It's a shame that Google and Amazon don't get along. All it does is hurt customers of both companies.

stevejfc
03-07-2019, 02:42 PM
On both Kindle and Nook Google Play can be side-loaded...………...about a 10 minute process.

Joe King
03-07-2019, 07:06 PM
I saw the Nook 7" tablet in a Barnes and Nobles store last week and it seemed to be running a pretty much stock Android, but with a custom launcher and skin.

I've seen several reviews that mentioned an easy to tutorial for side-loading the APK files, with direct links to the files, if the Play store is not already installed.

Something about going into the settings and enabling "Allow untrusted sources" otherwise the APK files will be blocked from installing.

Once you install the Play store, the world is your oyster and you can load any apps you want from it.

The first thing I would do is install FDROID, which lets you install apps from the FDROID repos, which are all open-source and not infected with Google's tracking malware which phones home on you and all of your activities. However, once you install Google's Play store, that ship has sailed and you are in fact enabling them to spy on you since their "telemetry' is baked in to everything that Google does.

(If the software is free, then YOU are the product being sold (to third parties unknown, and in fact, with your consent via the "I Agree" that you ticked upon installation).

"The only way to win, is not to Play [sic Google]" - WOPR from the movie "War Games"