Dec 06 AT 2:55 PM Taylor Wimberly 7 Comments

Google eBooks brings 3 million books to Android devices

Today Google announced their new eBooks application for Android (formerly Google Editions) that syncs with the new Google eBookstore. Many devices are compatible with Google eBooks including platforms like Android, iOS, the web, and eReaders like the Nook and Sony Reader.

Google has adopted Adobe’s eBook DRM so their eBooks will work on the 85+ devices and applications that support Adobe’s digital publishing technology. Google eBooks stores your library in the digital cloud so you can easily access your books wirelessly from any supported device.

Over 3 million free ebooks and hundreds of thousands of paid titles are ready for purchase in what Google is calling the “world’s largest selection of ebooks”.

From Google: Find the latest bestsellers like James Patterson’s Cross Fire and Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom, dig into popular reads like Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken and catch up on the classics like Great ExpectationsA Tale of Two Cities and Gulliver’s Travels.

Google eBooks for Android includes:

  • Stores up to 16,000 ebooks on average (based on 32GB capacity supported by micro SD)
  • Mobile eBookstore
  • Adjust text size, typeface, line space, justification
  • Night-reading mode
  • Free samples of books
  • Information about book
  • Offline reading
  • Worry-free archive

Via: Google Mobile blog

Source: Google eBooks

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  • elijahblake

    How are so many of these books free?

    A lot of them I had to purchase while I was in school to read.. This could’ve saved me lots of money!!!

    • http://Website Adam Clark

      It depends on the copyright status on the book.

      Most free books are very old books those copyright status have expired.

      You can get them for free even tho you can buy the hard copy in book store.

  • elijahblake

    so basically the press that prints them out is making a good profit.. Learn something new everyday

  • falmc

    Warning: This is only available for US android market for now. No purchases can be made outside the US it seems.

  • Brendan

    Awesome, US Only. Or at least, as seems to always be the case, not available in Canada.

  • http://Website ACR

    This has more free books than Amazon Kindle.

  • Name: Mark

    Since I have approval with the major Mobile Phone Manufacturer’s to development mobile phones under an approved U.S. Patent Application number awarded on Oct. 29, 2010, I hope Google can take down their reader from on-line advertising and allow me to distribute that product. In addition, a copy of a pre-release beta version of all new phones like the Nexus Phone is appreciated so that I and a team of mine can write reviews and mobile phone application notes. If anyone reading this would like to apply for a position, please contact me with your credentials to my post office box.