google textbooks 480x640Google Play recently overtook the Apple App Store in terms of app downloads, but that is not so impressive when the Apple App Store still beats Google Play by a large margin when it comes to profit made from each app sold. Well, what else do we know about Google Play? Earlier this morning, we talked about how Google Play would see the inclusion of Samsung Wallet, in addition to whispers of Google Play Music All Access potentially be included in your Verizon monthly bill. Here is something that ought to make students happy – select textbooks are now available on Google Play, helping you ease the physical stress on your back since it would most probably mean carrying a whole lot less weight than you would with normal printed books.

Starting from this week onwards, you are able to rent or buy digital textbooks from the Books section on Google Play. Google has managed to work with a long list of publishing partners, and they intend to launch a comprehensive selection of higher education titles which will range from science and mathematics to history and English, not to mention just about everything else in between. Since your library is stored in the cloud, never have that sinking feeling again that you left a textbook at home, and without it, you are unable to follow what the heck the lecturer is babbling about. [Press Release]

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