Originally Posted by AnemicOak
The HD and HD+ are as locked down as things get in the Android world. Apps are limited to the B&N app store (which is limited to the US & UK unless you work around that) or being sideloaded via ADB. Otherwise you'd need to root it as Asawi mentioned or use a N2A card.
Wow - if what you're saying is accurate, I was out-and-out lied to by a BN rep. I've been looking at the HD+ and specifically asked whether I could buy and install apps from Google Play or other outside sources, and was told "Yes, absolutely."