Google has added a Books section to the Android Market. Well, in the US at least. Our American cousins can now buy e-books and send them directly to their Android devices, though the service is only compatible with the spanking new Motorola Xoom at present.
The Motorola Xoom tablet launched yesterday in the States. As well as being the first device to support Books, it’s also the first to run Android 3.0 (Honeycomb).
The addition of a Books tab to the Android Market comes amid rumours that we’ll see Music and Movies sections at some point soon. Indeed, the URLs for both are valid, though they simply redirect to the main landing page at the moment.
Offering Books, Music and Movies would go some way towards addressing the balance between the Android Market and Apple’s iTunes Store. iTunes already offers music and films, in addition to over 350,000 apps. The Android Market, meanwhile, is estimated to have just over 250,000 apps.