Photos: Google's ebook store comes to the UK - on web, iOS and Android

Photos: Google's ebook store comes to the UK - on web, iOS and Android

Summary: Google targets Apple devices, Android and Adobe e-readers...

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  • Google eBook Store

    Google targets Apple devices, Android and Adobe e-readers...

    Google has launched an ebook store in the UK selling hundreds of thousands of UK-published titles.

    The ebook store, which Google launched for US customers at the end of last year, is available via the web and through apps for Android devices and iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

    Google has struck deals with major UK publishers including Hachette, Penguin and Random House to sell hundreds of thousands of new titles through the store. In addition, more than two million free, public domain books are available.

    Image: Google

  • Darwin's On the Origin of Species

    Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species - one of the two million-plus free, public domain titles available through the store.

    The store's ebooks can be read on Android, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices or via a web browser. Google ebooks can also be downloaded to be read on e-readers that run Adobe Digital Editions.

    Google ebooks are not compatible with the Amazon Kindle but Google says it is open to introducing support for the Kindle in future.

    Image: Google

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Nick Heath is chief reporter for TechRepublic UK. He writes about the technology that IT-decision makers need to know about, and the latest happenings in the European tech scene.

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