Looks like Amazon will be reacting to Google’s eBook store by releasing some kind of update to their Kindle service. It is expected that they will try to align themselves with Google’s eBook store and make it like for like, but is that enough? Surely they need to improve on their own store and offer something different to Google’s.
There are a couple of things that Google’s store currently has that the Kindle one doesn’t but Kindle are expected to change that today by updating their store. One of the things is Google’s ability to read books from within the browser from any machine using their cloud system and picking up from where you last read. Now I am not much of a book reader but I am a computer guy, this sort of feature really appeals to me and the whole generation of computer minded people. You can even preview books on Google’s store for free.
No more need to be carrying books around with you whether you go with Kindle or Google, which is a great move forward. If you haven’t yet heard anything about Google’s eBook store then don’t worry, you can read about it here going head to head with Amazon and watch a video at the bottom of the article.
What do you think of Google’s ideas for moving forward? A disadvantage that I see straight away is that there is no offline download. I think they have been pretty innovative in their design but could this flaw be the thorn in their side? Let us know in the comments below.