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Play Books app updated with new features

Today Google updated Play Books Android app with new features,now with the new (2.6.31 )version you can highlight, take notes and translate words or phrases. And when you come across an unfamiliar location like a foreign city or obscure river, the app will provide you with an info card containing a map and additional information.

What’s in this version2.6.31 :

1.Added highlighting, notes, dictionary, “Places” info cards, translation, sepia mode, and sliding page-turn.
2.Fixed crashes on launch on certain devices including HTC Wildfire.
3.Details:In “Flowing Text” books, you can tap & hold to select some text and then
4.Highlight
5.Add notes
6. Translate
7.See definition in dictionary info cards
8. See a map and Wikipedia snippet in “Places” info cards, if the selected text is a place.

Highlighting and notes
If you happen to page through any of the books on my shelf, you’ll likely find highlighted passages and illegibly scrawled notes in the margins.Now the app lets you highlight text and easily take notes. And because all your books live in the cloud, highlights and notes sync on your tablet, phone and the web.

You will also notice a new sepia reading theme (in addition to the current day and night themes), 2D sliding page turn animation, and lots of stability improvements. Finally, you can now read Japanese books in a vertical, right-to-left layout—and flip pages from right to left.

Translation
For readers making their way through books in non-native languages, you can now easily translate words or phrases to and from a number of languages. Just select the text or word and use the button on the top action bar to indicate which language you’d like translate into.

To access all of this functionality you simply tap and hold on the word you want to start with, then access the new options in a context menu.

 

Places and dictionary 
Starting today, when you come across an unfamiliar geographic location—a faraway city or distant mountain range—you can tap on the location to learn more about it. You’ll see an info card with a Google Map and the option to get more information by searching on Google or Wikipedia.

 

Similarly when you come across an unfamiliar word (say, abligurition or jentacular), just tap it for a quick definition.

Google Play Books enables you to read more than 4 million books on the go, and it’s available in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Korea and Japan.

Download Play Books app v2.6.31 from Google play store.

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