walkitout (walkitout) wrote,

google books mobile

I am an idiot. More people should point this out to me. Maybe.


Google books _is_ supplying the scanned text for mobile reading. Sort of. The table of contexts (hit previous pages) is an image. The page I pointed at has the title of the book at the top, rendered slightly incorrectly due to the joys of OCR -- Cables instead of Fables.

So, yup, they are supplying their understanding of the scan, not just the scan. I want to know how many people are reading stuff this way.

ETA: Has anyone who lives within the kindle coverage area tried using the browser on the kindle to read google mobile books? Did google lock the kindle out somehow?
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