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Google's long-awaited e-reader service has gone semi-live this morning. It's not called Google Editions as previously believed. Books and are available online, and Android, the iPhone and iPod touch, the Barnes & Noble Nook and Sony eReader.

You'll need be running at least Android 2.1 to take advantage. (The good news is that some 83 percent of all Android phones are at least on Eclair.)

The store has some 3 million books available, with many around the $9.99 point that we're used to on Amazon. We'll give this the full what-for once the Android app is live in the Market. [Google eBooks via Google Mobile Blog]

Update: The Android app is now live, and download links are after the break.

 

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Google's eBooks go live, available on Android, iOS, and the web

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Google eBooks app is Not available in my country, I bought my Nexus One on february, and since then the paid apps and other apps on the market are not available for Latin American countries (except Mexico, Brasil, not sure about Argentina and Chile). Maybe it's time to Root my Nexus One and install Market enabler?

Meh. Here's the deal. I can't go back to a normal screen. I'm sorry but I've been spoiled with e-ink and 2-3 weeks of battery life. And since there are no android tablets that are e-ink and support this app, I'll have to pass. Its either Nook or Kindle.

I like the appearance of the app, however few problems:

1. No text selection
2. No dictionary look up

...Hopefully those get patched, make it much nicer to use.

I am impressed (from original pages to tex) - what will this do to venerable gutenberg site??

Oh yeah, changes will be forthcoming, anyplace for feedback?

I am impressed (from original pages to tex) - what will this do to venerable gutenberg site??

Oh yeah, changes will be forthcoming, anyplace for feedback?

Eh, it's a passable ereader app, but it's no Aldiko that's for sure. Google still has a long way to go in this area.

Is there any way to sideload books on this app? I have quite a few books and am not really intrigued at the thought of buying them a second time. Guess I'll wait on this for now.