At their “breakfast event” this morning in San Francisco, Google announced a multitude of new things including Android 4.3, the improved Nexus 7, ChromeCast, a Google Play Games application, as well as something that’s really going to help out students— Google Play Textbooks. In what will be a new category in Google Play Books, Textbooks will feature ebook versions of textbooks for students across the world.
Not only will this make buying textbooks easier, but it will be more affordable, and of course more lightweight. Google announced that they have partnered with many popular textbook publishers already, and will roll out the new service in August, with different pricing structures available to students depending on the publisher and book. Google Play Textbooks will be available across Android, iOS, and the web— great news for everyone!