Google Play Books has just had an update pushed out into the Play Store, that brings with it among other features a new 'Read Aloud' function. The new feature allows for the listening of most flowing text books, and while it seems to do a pretty good job, it's not going to replace audiobooks anytime soon. Imagine sitting down to listen to your sat-nav read you a book and you've pretty much got the right idea. Don't take our word for it though, check out the sample after the break.
Reading aloud isn't the only new addition. Pinch to zoom and double tap to zoom now works in all books, all text editing features are available for notes, and personalized recommendations are shown to you at the end of your library and at the end of a book. Personalized advertising then, but not out of character for Google. We also get the usual handful of bug fixes and enhancements thrown in for good measure. Grab yourselves a copy at the Play Store link above.