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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1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4502; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Wow that is actually REALLY, REALLY useful. I really like the whole textbook thing!!!
Kudos to Google on that!
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.
2. PhoneCritic (Posts: 404; 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.
3. cR203 (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Jan 2013)
I love the textbook idea. Its brilliant. As a college student I really look forward to this.
4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4502; 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
5. cR203 (Posts: 190; 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.
6. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4502; 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!
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