Google has just announced new update for Google Play Books today, which is designed specifically to improve the reading experience of your favourite comics on your smartphone or tablet.
The update is particularly focused on improving navigation, both for comics and its store front, introducing a new vertical scrolling feature for landscape comics. Just flip your phone on its side and you can swipe through the panels. The Play Store section has also undergone a redesign to better organze series’ by volumes, issues and other editions. This should help make finding a your specific issue a much easier task. Personalized recommendations have also now made an appearance.
Google says that the update should begin rolling out to Android users in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, India, Singapore, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa within the next few days.
To celebrate the update, Google is also giving away a number of digital issues for free, just for a limited time. There are a total of 44 freebies up for grabs, including a selection of #1 issues from series’ like Batman, Spawn, and The Walking Dead. Google also says that we should check back in for additional deals every Thursday. Click the button below to check out the range.