Google takes on comiXology with new digital comic experience

Google Play Books is getting an upgrade today to make reading digital comics more enjoyable on your phone or tablet.


“We’re introducing a new vertical scrolling experience for comics in landscape mode. Flip your device on its side and you can easily scroll through the story with quick vertical swipes,” said Greg Hartrell, Senior Product Manager at Google Play Books.

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Google is also enhancing the search experience to make finding the correct book and series easier. For example, here’s the Batman series.

“Now we’re offering a new comics destination and a bunch of beautifully curated series pages on the Google Play Store that organize volumes, issues and other editions of the top comic series. You’ll also find new personalized recommendations for similar series to help you discover new stories and characters.”

Google Play offers comics from all the major publishers, including DC Comics, Marvel, Image, IDW and Dark Horse. The updated comic experience will roll out to Android users over the next few days, and will soon be available for iOS users as well.

Are you a fan of digital comics? Check out the new Google Play Books experience and let me know what you think in the comments below!

SOURCE: Google