So B&N is out of the business of making NOOK tablets. But we knew it was going to partner with hardware companies to keep the brand alive. Samsung and B&N have now partnered to develop co-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK tablets. You are still getting a Samsung hardware, but the focus of the software will be on NOOK:
The companies are expected to introduce Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK in a 7-inch version in the U.S. in early August. The co-branded tablets will be prominently displayed along with NOOK eReaders and sold at Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores across the U.S. and online
It remains to be seen how B&N customers will react to this news. In the meantime, the company will continue to offer its NOOK GlowLight.