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Google announces update of Books app

Dec. 19, 2012 at 8:36 PM   |   Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Google says it has updated its Books app on Google Play, incorporating a read-aloud feature, a selection of zooming options and a note-taking capability.

The Android app's Read Aloud update will read books stored on the user's device in a somewhat robotic-sounding voice included in the free app, SlashGear reported Wednesday.

Added zooming options allow users to pinch-to-zoom or double-tap to zoom, capabilities that should be familiar to most users since they're already used in a number of apps, especially mobile Web browsers.

Text editing is available in a note feature that will let users add remarks or reminders about books in their digital collection.

All the features -- Read Aloud, zooming and notes -- will work with all books available for Android devices, Google said, so no configuration is required and it does not limit itself to any specific books.

Topics: Google
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