After a long wait, Google finally launches it’s Books service in India. And Android users in India can now use the app on their devices to read and buy books.
This morning, when I turned on the wifi on my phone to check for app updates, a Play Store tab popped up asking me to accept some terms and services. I just thought the Play Store app might have been updated again and tapped on accept.
And what a surprise I got, when I saw the Books tab was available on my Play Store’s homepage. Immediately I downloaded the app and installed it on my phone.
(Note the time when I took the screenshot, around 8 AM.)
But I didn’t see the Books tab on my Nexus 7, so what I had to do was, search the Play Store for “Google Books” and it showed mme the app was disabled, all I had to click was enable and presto it worked.
Tip: The app is called “Play Books”, so don’t keep searching for an icon named “Books or Google Books”
Update: Here is the official tweet from Google about this:
Books on Google Play http://t.co/qdQ01piRoH are now available in India! Get reading now.
— Google Play (@GooglePlay) February 28, 2013
There are many great titles available for free and of course the paid ones as well, so start downloading and enjoy your reading session. Here are a few more screenshots for you.
And we also found that the Play Store’s webpage, https://play.google.com/store is now proudly displaying the availability of Books in India.
You can install the Play Books app manually from Google Play, use this link.