Google Offers Help for the Comic Book Impaired
Talk about a first world problem. Google has come up with a way to make it easier to read comic books on Android devices.
The new Bubble Zoom feature of Google (GOOG) Play Books lets you tap to highlight the text bubble you want to read. This will make it easier to read comics one handed, according to the blog post announcing the Bubble Zoom, which is now preview.
Readers can expand each bubble as they read on to more easily follow the action—that means they don’t get lost as they pan around the panels.
Google said it used machine learning, the same sort of technology that can differentiate the image of a dog from a cat or something else, to identify text or speech bubbles in the comics.
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The Bubble Zoom preview will be available on the most recent Google Play Books app for Android and works with English-language Marvel and DC comic book collections.