Competitive pricing, however, remains elusive for the Play Store. From music to movies, the best deal for media is often elsewhere. Textbooks are no exception, as established booksellers like Amazon have Google handled soundly.
Thanks, Google, breakfast was delicious! Here’s a rundown of today’s announcements
The anticipation is over, the Chromecasts are ordered, and the original Nexus 7 is retired. We knew much of what we’d see this morning, but there were still a few surprises. Things like textbooks via the Play Store could be important, and Netflix is getting cozy with Google.
Google Play Textbooks promises to be a well rounded program
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”!
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