Google partners up with iRiver for this latest offering.
Google has announced that it has partnered up with iRiver to release an e-reader which will integrate it’s eBooks platform. The first of it’s kind. The device is said to launch on the 17th of July across American Target stores as well as Target.com
Google launched their eBooks platform initially only with support for Android, iOS and browsers. Users could access a library of hundreds of thousands of paid eBooks as well as millions of free titles via the chrome Web store as well as via the mobile apps.
In a recent blog post, featured on TNW
, Google wrote:
We built the Google eBooks platform to be open to all publishers, retailers and manufacturers. Manufacturers like iriver can use Google Books APIs and services to connect their devices to the full Google eBooks catalog for out-of-the-box access to a complete ebookstore. You can also store your personal ebooks library in the cloud—picking up where you left off in any ebook you’re reading as you move from laptop to smartphone to e-reader to tablet.
The Story HD is a new milestone for us, as iriver becomes the first manufacturer to launch an e-reader integrated with Google eBooks. You can learn more about the Story HD on the iriver website.