Google brings books to mobile users

By Rosalie Marshall on Feb 7, 2009 8:57 AM
Filed under Mobility

Book Search can now be accessed from iPhone and Android devices.

Google has brought its Book Search service to iPhone and Android devices, giving users mobile access to millions of books.

Like the web version, users can search by title, author or subject, or can browse the list of 'featured books' and listed categories.

"One of the great things about an iPhone or Android phone is being able to play Pacman while stuck in line at the post office," said a team of Google engineers in the first post of a new Google Book Search blog. "Sometimes, though, we yearn for something more than just playing games or watching videos."

A previous agreement with authors and publishers means that users will have free access to whole books that are out of copyright, and a preview of books still in copyright.

Google Mobile Book Search can be accessed on a mobile browser at books.google.com/m

 
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
 

Copyright ©v3.co.uk

Google brings books to mobile users
 
 
 
 
 
Top Stories
Melbourne IT gunning for Bulletproof with top AWS honour
Lands elite status with cloud giant.
 
Samsung's Acer raid pays off with VicGov win
South Korean vendor scores place on $65m panel.
 
Potential burn hazard sees Toshiba recall power cords
Follows major recall of power cords by HP in US.
 
Sign up to receive CRN email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Polls
What would help your business most?


Latest Comments
CRN Magazine

Issue: 333 | November 2014

CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.