About two weeks ago Google updated the Play Books Android app with basic support for comic books, and today the iOS app gained a similar update. Other Google iOS apps, including Docs, Slides, Sheets, were also updated today.
The Play Books update added a fit-width option reading option in landscape mode (giving readers two options: single and two-page). According to the changelog, the update also adds iOS 9 compatibility, the ability to see footnotes without leaving the page you’re on, and better support for downloading ebooks in the background.
Based on my time with the app today, I would say that the update also increased the instability (it crashed four times).
In related news, Google also updated Slides, Sheets, and Google Docs. Changelogs for two of the three apps only list “bug fixes and performance improvements”, but the changelog for Google Docs says:
- View suggestions and comments in Print layout
- Line spacing and strikethrough in Office Compatibility Mode
- Control paragraph directionality for RTL languages
- Bug fixes and performance improvements