SDCC 2016: Google Debuts 'Bubble Zoom' Feature For Digital Comics

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Comic readers who buy their boks via Google Play Books app will have an easier way to enjoy those stories on smaller screens. At Comic-Con, the company announced a new feature called "Bubble Zoom" that will make comics easier to read on tablets and smartphones.

Bubble Zoom is a digital comics feature that enlarges individual word balloons on the page. Readers can cycle through the story one tap at a time, making it easier to read and navigate one-handed.


Invincible Iron Man art by David Marquez

All users of Google Play Books app can get the Bubble Zoom feature for Android devices fo free, and it will make its its debut in the latest app update (out today). The feature is currently in "technical preview" mode, meaning that it's only available on Marvel and DC graphic novels. The company said that they hope to eventually make the feature available for all digital comics on the Gogle Play Books app.

Justice League art by Jim Lee

To celebrate the Bubble Play's launch, Google is also offering 50% off sale on select Marvel and DC graphic novels with the code "SDCC2016"

Stay tuned here on Epicstream for news from San Diego Comic Con 2016.