Will Verduzco · Dec 20, 2013 at 12:00 am

Google Play Books Update Removes PDF Uploads

You may remember that about a week ago, Google issued a major update to its Google Play Books app. In addition to bettering the note taking UI and increasing app performance, the 3.1.17 update also brought one long overdue and highly requested feature: PDF and EPUB uploads.

Now, a new update to the Google Play Books app is rolling out, and unfortunately, it removes PDF to cloud uploads (for the time being). Curiously, though, EPUB uploads are still possible directly from your device. When the folks over at AndroidPolice did a teardown, they found that the following line of code was removed in the transition from 3.1.17 to 3.1.23:

<data android:host=”*” android:mimeType=”*/*” android:pathPattern=”.*\.pdf” android:scheme=”file”/>

Now for those keeping track, it’s important to remember that while the previous app allowed for PDF (and EPUB) uploads to the cloud, it never allowed for local PDFs and EPUBs to be viewed directly. As such, users can still view PDFs indirectly, as long as they upload the PDFs from the web interface rather than from the app.

Luckily, the PDF upload feature is slated to return in the future. It was only removed because it was an experimental feature. But given how well it worked, we’re more than a little sad to see it go (for now). Those looking to update should head over to the Google Play Store listing.

[Source: AndroidPolice]


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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