Google is rolling out a minor update to its official Play Books application. Available today, the new version adds some key enhancements that are sure to make your reading experience more enjoyable. Firstly, Google has brought over the ingenious capabilities of its translation service, which is now built directly into the Play Books application. This means users can now translate words or phrases with a simple tap, thanks to an all-new button in the top action bar.
Additionally, Google has now made it possible to take notes and highlight passages using several different colors. The best part, though, is that everything is stored in the cloud, meaning your highlights and notes will sync across your devices. Also new is an optional Sepia theme, as well as 2D page turn animation. If that isn’t enough to excite your inner-geek, Japanese books can now be read in a vertical or right-to-left format, something that many users have been asking for since the initial launch of the app. So, if you like what you see, hit the Play Store link after the break.
Source: Official Android Blog