Google Play Books v3.15 Adds Translation, Stylus Support for Faster Highlighting

Google rolled out an update for its ebook app yesterday which should make it easier to read and/or mark-up multi-lingual books.

Google Play Books v3.15 now supports making highlights with  stylus.

In previous versions of the app, a stylus worked just like a finger. You could use it to swipe the page or press and hold on a word to trigger the selection mode where you could either drag and expand the highlighted text to include more words, or use the dictionary and other features.

With the new app, you can just drag your stylus across a block of text and highlight it. When you release, the relevant action menu will appear.

That menu now includes the option to translate the text you highlighted:

You can find the app in Google Play; there's also a copy on APKMirror.

Google Play via Android Police

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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