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Google Play will soon have Textbook purchases and rentals

0. phoneArena 24 Jul 2013, 13:25 posted on

Google has been slowly working its way into education recently. It has been making a push into schools with Chromebooks, and announced Google Play for Education at I/O this year, which will bring educational apps to schools. Now, Google has announced that it will be bringing textbooks to Google Play...

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posted on 24 Jul 2013, 13:29 3

1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4216; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Wow that is actually REALLY, REALLY useful. I really like the whole textbook thing!!!

Kudos to Google on that!

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 17:45

7. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


And Google didnt coerce the publishers into raising their prices! Idrc tho. I just torrent my textbooks. Fahk paying $200 for a book to use for three months just to find out a new edition was released and no one will buy it back.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 13:32 1

2. PhoneCritic (Posts: 360; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Wow!!! now thats good news. The renting option more specifically. it reminds me of college where you could get used books via renting them at a discount price and returned them after the semester was over. This kept cost to the student body down and help make college a little bit more affordable. if this is like that then I have to say to Google well done. with chrome-books now becoming to be the defacto standard in schools this is great news.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 13:52 4

3. cR203 (Posts: 188; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


I love the textbook idea. Its brilliant. As a college student I really look forward to this.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 13:56 3

4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4216; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I remember paying $170.00 to $380.00 for just one textbook in college. Man I wish the Google Play Store existed in the early 2000's while I was in college. lol

+1

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 13:59 3

5. cR203 (Posts: 188; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)


I'm an engineering major so my textbooks are even more expensive. Last semester I spent $1500 buying just 5 books.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 14:11 2

6. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4216; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Well everything now compared to 14 years ago in general is more expensive. lol

I am totally with you though!

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 17:48

8. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Yeah like tuition. I pay 12k a semester not including books, supplies, food etc. Actuaries kill engineers btw

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 21:12

9. Bfrenz (Posts: 106; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


Its awesome. Good work Google.

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