Who needs an e-reader or a special app when I’ve already got the only e-reader/app that I need: a Web browser?
Google said today that it will launch in the first half of next year an online store to offer e-books that can be read on any device with a Web browser, according to a Reuters report.
That means e-book reading comes to the browser on your desktop, laptop, iPhone and probably even some WiFi-enabled handheld gaming devices.
That feels like a pretty big blow to the likes of Amazon, which has made a name in e-book readers with its popular Kindle brand, Sony and now even Barnes and Noble, which is expected to announce an e-reader of its own at a New York City event next week.
Google Editions will initially include e-books from publishers it already partners with and customers will be able to buy e-books from Google or an online book store such as Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
Read more on "Google brings e-books to browser" at ZDNet.com.