Google Book Search mobile client for Android

February 6, 2009

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Google have announced mobile access for their Google Book Search service to Android-based devices, such as the T-Mobile G1.  The launch, which is also formatted for the Apple iPhone, offers 1.5 million books in the US and over half a million outside of the US that the search giant has digitized and made available online.

Although the titles - which are all public domain - have been available for some time now, what's different is Google's new mobile reader client.  This portal, which can be accessed by visiting, reformats the page layout to be more easily read on the small screen of a mobile device.

Available titles include everything from general fiction, through travelogues and philosophy, to textbooks and business manuals.  Coincidentally, Amazon revealed this week that they are working on a mobile version of their ebook service, which will run on select cellphones.

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