Google: Millions of Books on phones, for free.

Google: Millions of Books on phones, for free.

Google has announced that the 1.5 million public domain books it had scanned and made available free on personal computers were now accessible on mobile devices like the iPhone and the T-Mobile G1.

“This is our first step, but it is an important step,” said Frances Haugen, product manager for Google Book Search.

Unlike the desktop version of Google Book Search, which displays scanned images of book pages, the mobile version simply displays text, making downloading material faster via wireless networks.

>> New York Times have more details, and updates from Amazon about their Kindle.

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