Google Books open for business in the UK

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Google Books has finally gone live in the UK after being available Stateside for some months.

Moving into the digital book space currently dominated by Amazon, British customers will also have access to an Android app through which they can browse the sotre and purcahse titles.

“Readers in the UK now have access to the world’s largest ebooks collection, with hundreds of thousands of ebooks for sale – from major UK publishers like Hachette, Random House and Penguin – as well as more than two million public domain ebooks for free,” reads the Google statement.

A new version of the Android Market has also gone live, accomodating the newly-added books section.

In order to read on an Android handset, you’ll need a device running version 2.1 or higher.

Gerald Lynch

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