Along with the update to Gmail, Google Play Books is also receiving a little update for users on Gingerbread and Froyo devices. There is the new 3D interface, a homescreen shortcut available for a single title you are enjoying, in-book search works offline, and the screen stays on during TTS. All in all, it’s a pretty solid update for the ‘older’ devices.
We love coordination like this. Moments after Google’s new “Play” media market went live (a rebranding of the Android Market), we are already seeing the first updates to their suite of apps with Google Play branding on them. If you jump into the market, you should see Google Books and Google Music updates, changing the names to Play Books and Play Music respectively. That is really all that is changing though is the branding, however, the Books update does mention that it is “now integrated with Google Play.”
Market Links: Play Music | Play Books