Google Play Books has undergone a radical update and it will make reading at night much more enjoyable. Night Light is technology will automatically adjust the background depending on the time of day you are reading an e-book.
The Google Night Light feature was heavily borrowed from the technology that Oyster developed for their unlimited e-book subscription platform. This is not really a surprise because Google basically bought the company and all of the key executives from Oyster are now working for Google Play Books.
There have been many studies that have been published over the years that really drive home the fact that blue light emissions from tablets and smartphones is really not good for you. This has prompted almost everyone in the industry to develop new technologies that seek to remedy this problem.
Amazon has been in the news lately with their Blue Shade technology that is a software feature that limits blue light while reading on the Kindle Fire line of tablets. It uses specialized filters to limit exposure to blue light. It also offers warm color filters and the ability to lower the display brightness to an ultra-low level for comfortable nighttime reading—even in a dark room, Amazon.
Download the new Google Play Books Android App from the Good e-Reader App Store and check it out.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.