Google Play Books Updated with Maps and Translations
Google recently updated its Play Books application for Android devices and added a number of new features. Google Play Books can now translate text that users highlight as well as provide definitions. Users need only select the text in order to gain access to the translations or definitions. Play Books also adds the ability to interaction with Google Maps. Users can select a location named in the text, and the app will open a pop-up box with the location placed on a map and links to Google searches about the location. The update is a free download from the Google Play Store.
Google Play Books Ka-Pows Its Way Into Comic Lovers' Hearts
Google is prepared to update the Play Books app in order to make it more compatible with comic books. The revised app chiefly makes changes to navigation, including a new landscape layout that scrolls up and down.
Google Translate Gains 'Tap to Translate'
Google has updated its Google Translate app for Android and iOS mobile devices with a handful of new features. A tool called Tap to Translate in the Android app makes it simpler to translate text on the go.
Google Play Books Turns On Recommendations Engine
Google today launched a new "Discover" tool within its Google Play Books app and service. Google says the tool is meant to help people find new books based on their interests and what's popular around the web.
Night Light Makes for Easier Reading in Google Play Books
Google hopes to make reading on smartphones easier on the eyes. The company today added a feature called Night Light to the Google Play Books app.