Samsung and Barnes & Noble join forces with Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

samsung barnes noble galaxy tab 4 nook
Read our full Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook review.

Barnes & Noble knew its Nook ebook reader tablet line was in serious trouble, so it called upon Samsung to help get the Nook out of its slump. For some time now, B&N has said that it was in the market for a hardware partner to help revitalize and justify its Nook business. As the second biggest tablet seller in the United States and a knack for releasing a ton of products, Samsung is the obvious choice.

The bookseller announced today that although it will continue to sell its own Nook GlowLight, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will be its new flagship reading device. The Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will run B&N’s custom Nook software, which features books and other reading material, such as magazines and newspapers, prominently in its design. It’s unknown if Samsung will add TouchWiz on top of the Nook interface like it did on the standard version of the Galaxy Tab 4.

Although not all the specs were released, B&N did say that the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will have a 7-inch display. The screen will most likely have a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, just like the original Android-based 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4. Additionally, the new Galaxy Nook is expected to have the same 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage onboard. A Micro SD card slot will probably offer added space, too, just like on the original. The Galaxy Tab 4 Nook should also have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS, as well as a 3-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.

The new Nook from Samsung will arrive this August in stores and online from B&N. No price has been set yet, but it probably won’t be too expensive, especially not if B&N wants to sell a lot of them and redeem its Nook business. Competition in the tablet market is really tough, but going with Samsung is possibly the best bet B&N has right now.

Deals

Simplify your life with one of these wireless smartphone charger deals

Banish nightly cable fumbling with a wireless smartphone charger. If your smartphone is compatible with wireless charging, the simplicity of placing it on a pad is a beautiful thing. Wireless chargers are also excellent gifts for coworkers.
Mobile

New Galaxy S10 leaks showcase display sizes, confirm headphone jack return

While we still may be months away from an announcement, there's no doubt about it: Samsung is working hard on its successor to the Galaxy S9. Here's everything we know about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10.
Deals

The best iPad deals for December 2018

In the wide world of tablets, Apple is still the king. If you're on team Apple and just can't live without iOS, we've curated an up-to-date list of all of the best iPad deals currently available for December 2018.
Mobile

Galaxy Watch vs. Apple Watch Series 4: Which one is the smartest?

The Samsung Galaxy Watch and the Apple Watch Series 4 are two of the best smartwatches available today. But which is better? We put the two watches head-to-head to find out which you should buy.
Mobile

Microsoft Outlook for iOS gets big redesign, with Dark Mode coming soon

Microsoft has deployed a huge redesign for its Outlook for iOS app, which includes new blue branding and some quality-of-life improvements. Dark Mode isn't included, but it's coming soon.
Computing

Our favorite Windows apps will help you get the most out of your new PC

Not sure what apps you should be downloading for your newfangled Windows device? Here are the best Windows apps, whether you need something to speed up your machine or access your Netflix queue. Check out our categories and favorite picks.
Mobile

Car-branded phones need to make a U-turn if they ever want to impress

Your car and your smartphone are becoming one, yet smartphones branded or co-created by car companies are a problem. We look at the history, some examples of the best and worst, then share hopes for the future.
Mobile

5G’s arrival is transforming tech. Here’s everything you need to know to keep up

It has been years in the making, but 5G is finally becoming a reality. While 5G coverage is still extremely limited, expect to see it expand in 2019. Not sure what 5G even is? Here's everything you need to know.
Mobile

Vanquish lag for good with the best routers for gaming

Finding the best routers for gaming is no easy task. With so many out there, how do you know which to pick? We've looked at the many options available and put together a list of our lag-free favorites.
Mobile

Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5 now available on the Apple Store

The Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5 is now available on the Apple Store for $150. The sensor strip, which is only 2 millimeters thin, automatically tracks a wide array of sleep data when placed under the user's sheets.
Deals

Save up to $750 with the best smartphone deals for December 2018

Need a better phone but don't want to spend a fortune? It's never a bad time to score a new smartphone and save some cash. We rounded up the best smartphone deals available that can save you as much as $750.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Folding canoes and ultra-fast water filters

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Mobile

Google to end support for Android devices running Ice Cream Sandwich

Anyone with an old phone that is still running Android 4.0 may want to look into upgrading their phone, as Google has announced that it will be ending support for this older version of Android.
Mobile

Amazon knocks $30 off its Paperwhite ebook reader in limited-time deal

Amazon is running a couple of limited-time deals for its Paperwhite ebook reader. One offers a $30 discount, while the other throws in a pair of headphones and a free, extended Audible trial.