Just as Motorola’s new Xoom Honeycomb tablets hit the streets, eBooks are now for sale directly within the Android Market through Google. While you can already buy eBooks from Google through apps, this is the first time you can do so directly from the Android Market.
Androinica.com reports: “Google previously secured a Books landing page in the Android Market website, and that page has just been updated to support eBooks on Android. The new web store shows thousands of paid and free books that can be read through the Google Books Android app.”
This may be part of Google’s overall Android Market push. Google reportedly has plans to upgrade its Android mobile operating system to include a Google Music store that will compete with Apple’s iTunes.