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Patricia Rice | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Aug 29 2012 4:39 AM

Is Logos Bible Software available for the Nook Tablet?

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Peter R. Kowitz | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 30 2012 5:15 AM

Yes, I run it on my Nook Tablet 16g.  I got it from the Google Play Store.  It's called "Bible" from Logos Bible Software.  I'm running v2.0.11 and it is pretty stable.  They seem to release updates regularly, some more helpful than others.  If your Nook Tablet is still stock I don't know if you can add the app.  I cannot find the app in the B&N store.  Mine is lightly tweaked so I can get apps from the Google Play Store.  If you need help on this, just let me know.

Peace+ Peter

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Paul Golder | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 30 2012 1:20 PM

2.0.11 runs well on my Nook Color, but it too has been "adjusted" to use the Play store.

And now that Android's market share is four times that of IOS we should be seeing much more development in the near future Yes

"As any translator will attest, a literal translation is no translation at all."

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Debra Milner | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 1 2012 1:38 AM

I recently "bit the bullet" and rooted the Nook Color and then found the Logos app.  When I found I could doiwnload resources for offline use I was ecstatic.  In my MDiv program, many of my textbooks are actually commentaries, and a number of those are in Logos...before I found the app I was having to jump through hoops to get each week's readings onto the Color: exporting to Word then pdf large sections.  Now if I could only get the highlights to work and get it to sync back to my PC.....

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Jack Nørdam | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 6 2012 11:30 AM

Is this still the case - does nook HD and Logos app not work together?

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Rick King | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 8 2012 12:15 AM

I have a Nook HD  plus right here and the app store they have at BN is a JOKE.  There is NOTHING in it.  I will be throwing this back over the counter tomorrow and demanding a refund.  You can't sideload anything on it.  I've tried for several hours now.  Also, you can't root devices anymore.  At least in WA state, it is now illegal to root any device.  I'm not going to risk prison time by even messing with this thing.  Back it goes.  Fair warning.  Do NOT buy Nook tablets if you actually plan on using them for a tablet. 

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Paul Golder | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 8 2012 6:52 AM

Rick King:
At least in WA state, it is now illegal to root any device.

I thought that this was just telecommunication devices (smart phones)?

"As any translator will attest, a literal translation is no translation at all."

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Alan Charles Gielczyk | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 8 2012 6:56 AM

Paul Golder:

Rick King:
At least in WA state, it is now illegal to root any device.

I thought that this was just telecommunication devices (smart phones)?

Even so, why would anyone buy a Nook device when a Kindle Fire can have Logos stock?

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Paul Golder | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 8 2012 7:11 AM

Alan Charles Gielczyk:
Even so, why would anyone buy a Nook device when a Kindle Fire can have Logos stock?

There are several issues:

 

  • The nook tablet with the stock operating system is very limited, but quite usable.
  • It is odd that Logos has not entered the Nook app store, perhaps Olive Tree has an exclusive contract?
  • The Nook does offer SD card expansion, allowing a user to carry thousands upon thousands of books with them
  • SD card expansion, combined with a new operating system allows for unlimited possibilities of customization and storage, not to mention access to just about every Android app ever written.
  • With the current low price of the 16GB tablet, and the free Android ROM's available, it is the most cost effective 7" tablet around (just takes a little know-how to root)

 

EDIT: In my example I have a lightly used 16GB Nook tablet, rooted to Android 2.x, with a 16GB SD card. And among many other apps I run Logos, Kindle, the Nook app, PocketBible, and MySword all with more books than I could read in a lifetime. The best part is that I have all this for less than $120.00. 

"As any translator will attest, a literal translation is no translation at all."

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Peter R. Kowitz | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 8 2012 8:47 AM

nook HD is so new there aren't any good roots out there yet to open it up to the Google Play Store (formerly Market).  It isn't just a Logos app thing, it's most apps.  B&N doesn't have the Logos app yet, so you will have to wait until either they add it to their app store or developers spend some more time opening up the device.  It does look like a good device and I'm hoping to make the leap from my Tablet soon.

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Gabe Martin | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 8 2012 8:52 AM

Paul Golder:

Rick King:
At least in WA state, it is now illegal to root any device.

I thought that this was just telecommunication devices (smart phones)?

First off a couple of disclaimers:

1. I am not a lawyer.
2. This is my personal opinion and not that of Logos Bible Software.

And now a couple of definitions:

Jailbreaking / rooting - gaining access to secure portions of a system that were intended to be locked down. This is typically done by being able to access the underlying system as a "root or adminstrator" user.

Custom ROMs - installing an alternative OS on a device.

I think the general rule is if you need to use an exploit or crack to gain root access to a system that was intended to be locked down it's probably not allowed under the DCMA.

Apple (and now Microsoft with the release of their Surface RT tablet) have locked bootloaders and the devices are not intended to allow for custom ROMs. Somehow installing a custom ROM on these devices is probably also illegal.

In the case of Google/Android they've shown that they intend to allow custom ROMs by allowing the bootloader to be unlocked on atleast the Nexus series of devices. I'd suspect this will continue to be the case for Android devices carrying the "Nexus" label.

This is one big distinction that Google/Android has compared to Apple and Microsoft. Another one is that Android allows for third party Appstores as well as installing apps independent of an Appstore. This can be seen as "openness" or insecure depending on who you ask Big Smile

Canonical / Ubuntu is using the Nexus 7 device as it's reference device for Linux on ARM tablet development.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Nexus7/Installation

The unlock bootloader screen even mentions that it's ok to install custom OS'es on the device.

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Jack Nørdam | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 8 2012 12:27 PM

I can only talk for myself, but in Europe it is impossible to buy Kindle HD 8.9, and 7" tablets are just too small, and I also don't want to pay too much for a tablet. Then Nook HD+ is the right one - but only if it can run LOGOS, otherwise I don't want it!! So I'm still in doubt.

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Drew Hannay | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 9 2012 10:49 AM

Jack Nørdam:

I can only talk for myself, but in Europe it is impossible to buy Kindle HD 8.9, and 7" tablets are just too small, and I also don't want to pay too much for a tablet. Then Nook HD+ is the right one - but only if it can run LOGOS, otherwise I don't want it!! So I'm still in doubt.

Jack,

I'm not sure of availability in Europe, but if you can get it, I would highly recommend the Nexus 10 by Google. If you want something bigger than a 7" tablet, the Nexus 10 is the way to go, since it will be fully supported by Google. The Logos apps should all run well on the Nexus devices.

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