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Google launches Google Book Search for iPhone

Google has launched a mobile version of its Google Book Search service. The new iPhone- and iPod touch-friendly interface gives users access to over 1.5 million public domain books directly from their device. The books have been optimized to be read on a small screen, and are available for free. To access Google Book Search mobile, simply visit books.google.com/m from your iPhone or iPod touch.

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1

it need some improvement. I just typed in the search bar “Apa” for a search of apa text citation. the autocorrection suggested Spa,.. and I could not click the autocorrection off by clicking on the “x” spot….

Posted by dennis on February 8, 2009 at 9:00 PM (PDT)

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I took a quick look at this and found several problems.

1)  Supposedly 1.5 million “books”, but go to any particular category and the pickings are slim (e.g., very few sci-fi documents, yet Gutenberg, Memoware, etc. have far, far more)

2)  No way to advancing by page by tapping.

3)  Must be connected to the web.

4)  No text coloring/background options.

5)  Limited number of items per page in catalogs; too much to go through.

Why would anyone use this?  The free ebook readers, eReader and Stanza, are so much better.  They are designed for real reading, with great controls, and have incredibly better catalogs and access (especially in the case of Stanza).

It’s another attempt by Google to take over everything!

Posted by robinson on February 9, 2009 at 5:38 AM (PDT)

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