Google Play Books updated, can now “highlight, take notes, translate words, and pull up ‘places’ info cards.”
Remember that Google Play has a Twitter account now? Well, it turns out that they have already found a good way to start using it. Google Play has, on Twitter, just let everyone know that Google Play Books has just received quite a nice update. Here’s the nice Tweet I saw this morning:
New updates to the Google Play Books #Android app. You can now highlight, take notes, translate words, and pull up “places” info cards.
— Google Play (@Googleplay) September 25, 2012
Here is just a bit from the change log:
- In “Flowing Text” books, you can tap & hold to select some text and then
- Add notes
- See definition in dictionary info cards
- See a map and Wikipedia snippet in “Places” info cards, if the selected text is a place.
It looks like Google is trying to ramp up the offerings of their Play Book Store. Thankfully, this is one of the services that has actually cracked the Australian market. The update adds some much needed functionality, especially in the highlighting and note-taking areas. I haven’t had time to play around with it much, but will update this piece once I’ve spent some more time with the app.
Well Google, we’re still waiting on TV Shows and Music – whenever you’re ready!
If you want to grab the update then head over to the Google Play Store and grab it.