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Google Books iOS app gains new search, landscape modes

updated 12:05 pm EDT, Tue April 5, 2011

Boosts speed, adds 3D page turning on iPad

Google has updated the iOS version of its free Books app with two main additions plus an assortment of smaller changes. In the former category is the option of reading in a two-page landscape mode on an iPad, bringing the app up to parity with its Android sibling and Apple's own iBooks. When using the Find feature, Google Books now shows all matches as you scroll down.

Tapping "Get eBooks" in the update signs users into the eBookstore with the same username used to log into the app. Google has meanwhile added a new "no-network" error message, but removed the magnifier tool. 3D page turning should finally be available for iPads running iOS 4.3.

Google has also made a variety of performance improvements. Downloading Google eBooks should be smoother, as should using the app on a 3G iPad with no current cellular plan. The software as a whole is claimed to run faster.








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