One of the benefits that Barnes & Noble’s new Nook Tablet has over Amazon’s Kindle Fire is that it has double the internal storage capacity, featuring 16GB of default internal storage over the Kindle Fire’s 8GB. However it appears that there’s some fine print that Barnes & Noble neglected to inform the public until it was discovered. 

Unless you purchase and download apps/media/e-books from Barnes & Noble, your third party apps and media and whatnot will be limited to a mere 1GB. According to Barnes & Noble, 3GB has been dedicated to the operating system, with 12GB dedicated to Barnes & Noble content and the remaining 1GB for your own personal files (third party apps included). This is pretty sneaky of Barnes & Noble, but a work around has been discovered for this problem.

Since the Nook Tablet comes with the ability to add a microSD card slot (another advantage it has over the Kindle Fire), all you’d have to do is purchase a microSD card and you will be able to store your own content no problem. If you are planning to sideload apps onto your new Nook Tablet and have yet to get a microSD card, perhaps it’s time to get one.

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