Here’s what’s new and improved update includes:
- A stunning new look and feel
- You can see most recently read books in Read Now
- Books in your library are categorized and sortable
- Upload and read your own PDF and EPUB files
- Access free samples from the personalized recommendations in Read Now or through search
- Double-tap on any page to zoom
- Opening a book for the first time is much faster
The update its version number up to 2.0 and adds a number of new features, along with a user interface refresh that brings the Material Design themes of Android 5.0 Lollipop to the app for iOS notably features a new look and feel built on Google’s “Material Design,” which brags “bold graphics, fluid motion, and tactile surfaces.” Material Design has also made its way to some of Google’s other iOS apps, including Google Play Music, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Maps, and Inbox by Gmail.
The old Google app was as plain and unimaginative as Apple’s designs following the introduction of iOS 7.
The update has also added a new Read Now home section showing the most newly read books. Read Now also provides free samples based on personalized recommendations, which may also be accessed through search.
The update also does more than perk up the look of the bookshelf: Version 2.0 now allows the user to upload their PDFs and ePUB files into the app, while improving the general performance of the app, as well. Users can also double-tap to zoom in on text when reading books and enjoy snappier performance when opening books.
The new Google Play books app reflects a designer giving the app a little vigor. The new look get rid of the dead space and commences a little professional design.