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Google Play Book Update Adds New UI For Froyo And Gingerbread

Eric McBride


It doesn't seem like the Google Play Store was the only update the big G started rolling out today, as it appears that Google Play Books has also received an update. But this time around, Ice Cream Sandwich users aren't the center of attention, as this update contains lots of nice goodies for Froyo and Gingerbread users.

The update will bring a brand new user interface to Froyo and Gingerbread devices , which includesd a new 3D page turn animation and the option to be able to search within books while offline. There have also been adjustments to TTS (text to speech) functionality as well as other tweaks throughout the application.

Nice to see Froyo and Gingerbread still getting some love! The update can be downloaded from the Google Play store here.

Let us know how you like the UI in the comments or the forums!

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  • Martin Krischik Apr 6, 2012 Link

    I feel with you. And it is my believe that regional restriction by now is the Nr.1 reason for piracy. More then stinginess or DRM. But maybe on par with: Not being officially available at all.

    The industry could make so much more money by making things available instead of pushing F**g ACTA to cement unavailability.

  • Eric McBride Apr 5, 2012 Link

    I totally agree Vladamiir. UNBELIEVABLE that after years of Android being on he market that many countries still can't buy apps. Really unfair.

  • Vladimir Lavrnić Apr 5, 2012 Link

    Well at least you can buy applications on Play. What would you say if I tell you that there are some countries that CANNOT purchase any application? Especially since it was possible to do it at some moment, then not and again possible etc etc. I have exchanged at least 30 mails with support team but without any luck. Actual status is worst than ever. Are they pushing me to Apple or what?
    I know that this will not ease your pain but maybe some of Gpogle stuff will read it.

  • Eric McBride Apr 5, 2012 Link

    I know your pain. I HATE that I cant really use it either. I mean, I can use books in Germany, but I cant buy new ones. Google really needs to get that sorted.

  • Martin Krischik Apr 5, 2012 Link

    “everywhere you are” — Where I live outright lying is forbidden in advertising text.

    And it is a lie — Because if you are outside the privileged five countries you you not reading anything.