Google India launches Google eBook Store

Intensifying the competition with Amazon and Apple, Google has forayed into the e-reader business by launching an eBook store which features 3 million titles that includes newly released best-sellers to freely available out-of-copyright books. Consumers can store these books in a personal online library managed by Google and then read on any device. The eBook store is compatible with any webkit browser and it works on Android phones, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, web browsers and many supported eReaders. Since the Google eBooks are stored in the cloud, reading doesn't need any downloading because one can read ebooks directly within the browser or application. Google eBook app allows books to be synchronized across a variety of devices. Google offers some ebooks with flowing text or original scanned pages, or both. Google purchases will be stored on Google's servers where they are then always accessible to purchasers. Google eBooks uses an Adobe ebook platform.