Very disappointing. I am reading a technical book with lots of figures, graphs and formulas. None of these is displayed in the Chrome version of the Play Books app rendering the app pretty much useless. The Android version seems to do an adequate job although formula size scaling is off. Come on Google, fix this thing!
Read aloud refuses to use the voice I specify in Settings - reverts to low quality female, American voice. No other apps misbehave in this way. Has had this fault for about the last ten updates. Get your finger out and fix it please!!
No save to SD so useless for me and probably others. Without the ability to save to SD as supported with the Google music, film and newsstand apps this book app is useless for reading comics as trying to load one or more comics fill my remaining phone memory as some comic volume edition are over 1gb each. This should have the same storage options as the rest of the Google apps. Until then I can't even read what I have bought
Would love for this Google app to just work but it doesn't. It's meant to self sync to other Android devices but doesn't do so consistently. I am quite good at using electronics so if I can't get it to function them most people won't be able to. I have high hopes.
I love that there is the night mode! It makes life easier lol although I don't like that it turns a weird orange tingey colour. . It hurts my eyes a bit but other than that I like the latest version as I'm a kindle kinda gal and haven't really used google books until recently. So thumps up google your doing great 🖒
Google seems unable to implement an offset magnifier bubble (like Adobe Reader, Mendeley) for precisely highlighting text. This is necessary so that you can see what is being obscured by your finger when highlighting, but Google doesn't care. Not sure that any actual improvements have been made to this app for a year.
Stability and performance enhancements
E-book reader. Multi-format, highly customizable. Supports cloud synchronization
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