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Google Play Books for Android Updated With Tons of Useful Features

by Todd Haselton | September 25, 2012September 25, 2012 9:30 am PST


Google announced on Monday that it has updated its Google Play Books application, the company’s eBook reader for Android smartphones and tablets, with a ton of new features. It now include a full dictionary as well as Places integration. That means if you’re reading The Da Vinci Code¬†and stumble across a town in France, for example, you can quickly tap the reference to the museum and learn more about it. This feature also works with geographic location, such as mountains.

Google also updated Play Books with the ability to translate text “from a number of languages,” added the ability to take notes and highlight and included a new sepia reading option. There’s also new support for 2D sliding page animations and the ability to flip right-to-left in Japanese books.

[via Google]

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...