A new update to Google Play Books brings material design improvements and a new skim-reading feature that is designed with non-fiction reading in mind.
Google is excellent at catering for the US market and a few other Western countries, but it’s international efforts have been mediocre at best. That’s slowly changing though, as the company it’s expanding its media offerings to new countries.
Google Play Books is coming to 13 new countries in total. While Norway technically received the update on the 4th of June, the remaining 12 should have access starting today.
DC Entertainment will now offer single issue comics directly through Google Play, in addition to already carrying comic collections.
Version 3.1.31 of Google Play Books lets you upload PDF and EPUB files to your library to make them available from any device.
In this week’s episode of Google Play Weekly, we talk about all the things Google updated, the release of Final Fantasy V, and the latest Humble Bundle.
To save students from lugging around “400 page doorstops”, Play Textbooks offers the same functionality in a tiny form factor. You can take notes in the book, highlight sections, bookmark pages, and research words or phrases, just like you can with all other Play Books. You can even switch into “night mode”!
One of the biggest complaints lobbed at the Google Play Store is that a lot of its content isn’t available in certain parts of the world. Today’s update doesn’t totally fix that problem, but it’s still very welcome
Google Play Books has now been fitted with a new user interface, giving it a new look that’s more in tune with Google’s other Play Store services
Dan Brown’s bestseller “The Da Vinci Code” is available for free in the Google Play Store, for a limited time. The edition also includes an excerpt from the author’s next novel, “Inferno”.