Google Play Books app update brings new “Read Aloud” feature

December 19, 2012
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Google has pushed the latest update for the Play Books app, which as one may have assumed, is available by way of the Google Play Store. This update has brought a few new features as well as some other, more general, fixes and enhancements.

In terms of the update, the big lead here is the addition of a new "Read Aloud" feature. And just as the name would imply, this means the Play Books app will be able to read your books to you. According to details coming from Google, this will allow you to listen to "most flowing text books" that are available.

Other goodies include the ability to pinch and zoom as well as double tap to zoom. This pinching and double tapping will be available for all books. The app has also gotten the ability to show personalized recommendations at the end of your library and also at the end of books as well as having all text editing features available for all notes.

Finally, as for those bug fixes and enhancements. Google didn't break these down into specifics and instead mentioned that there were "numerous" bug fixes and performance enhancements included. That being said, despite not knowing the specifics, we cannot really complain about updates that fix things.

[via Google Play]


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