Google has started to roll out a new update to its native e-book reading app, Google Play Books. This new update allows users to read e-books on the go more comfortably without imposing undue strain on the eye.
As you may already be aware the prime reason behind the success of the E-Ink slates including the Amazon Kindle was due to the ease of reading in various lighting conditions. Unlike the E-Ink display the normal LCD/LED panels used in smartphone transmit large amount of Blue Light which is harmful for the human eyes (especially when exposed for long).
"Any time is a good time to read, but at night is perhaps the best. What better way to drift off to sleep than with a great book? Our readers agree. Looking at reading time across the world, we see that activity peaks between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm local time. But we also know looking at a bright screen before bed can be hard on your eyes, "stated Google in their official blog post.
Apparently the new update for the Play Books from Google comes with a feature called Night Light which gradually filter blue light from the screen and thereafter replace it with a warm and amber light as the sun sets.
When turned on, Night Light gradually filters blue light from your screen, replacing it with a warm, amber light as the sun sets. Night Light automatically adapts to the amount of natural sunlight outside based on the time of day, giving you just the right temperature and brightness. The color adjustment is more comfortable on your eyes and greatly improves low-light night reading.
The new Night Light feature for the Google Books has already started rolling out to Android and iOS devices through their respective app stores. To enable the Night Light feature all you need to do is to check the Night Light option in the pop up which crops up as soon as the new app is opened.