Textbooks reach Google Play Books in the US
We know some of you are happy that the Summer break is about to end, but we also know that makes a small minority of you. Back-to-school deals are all over the place, and then we have other companies that figure out the smartest ways to remind you, and that’s even through textbooks.
Google had promised that their Play Books Store would support textbooks by the month of August, and we’ve got to hand it to Mountain View for keeping their promise. The company has just updated their Android app to support this, and it’ll allow you to buy textbooks or rent them for a period of six months, at price points that are significantly lower than their paper counterparts. The iOS app now supports rentals, but apparently isn’t supporting textbooks just yet, though it should only be a matter of time.
Obviously this follows the trend that Apple started more than a year ago, and it’s about time, since we’ll admit that it is quite boring to see schools only deploying iPads here and there.
Source: Google Play