Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Google Play Talks Back

Google has released a new version of Google Play Books app for Android. The new release will now read books to users. Dubbed "read aloud," the feature works converting text to speech technology so making listening to ebooks available for all titles.

There is the obvious question as to whether the publishers or authors will object but given the voice is synthesized and not studio quality this should not pose a problem.

Google Play also now supports pinch-to-zoom and double-tap-to-zoom now functionality let users bounce within a page with greater ease. Also the app will now recommend other titles you might like when you've reached the end of a book. 

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