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This article was published on December 2, 2014

Google Play Books for iOS gets a Material Design refresh and new features

Google Play Books for iOS gets a Material Design refresh and new features
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Abhimanyu is TNW's Managing Editor, and is all about personal devices, Asia's tech ecosystem, as well as the intersection of technology and Abhimanyu is TNW's Managing Editor, and is all about personal devices, Asia's tech ecosystem, as well as the intersection of technology and culture. Hit him up on Twitter, or write in: [email protected].

Google Play Books for iOS just got a major update: the ebook reading app now sports a Material Design UI, a bunch of new features and a section for recent and recommended content.

The UI refresh includes a new icon, cleaner layouts and a bolder use of color, as well as revised animations and transitions across the app. You’ll first notice this when you launch the app and see the bright new Read Now section, which shows books you’ve recently read, as well as free samples of recommended titles based on your purchase history.

Google Play Books

Plus, you’ll be able to read PDF and EPUB files that you upload to Google Play Books via a browser – just head over to My Library > Uploads to find them.

Users can also double-tap to zoom in on text when reading books and enjoy snappier performance when opening books.

Google Play Books is available for free in the App Store.

Google Play Books [App Store]

 

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