If you are a comic book lover, your experience of reading comic books on your phone will be much better now. Google has just announced an amazing new feature called bubble zoom that highlights text bubble as you read comics using Google Play Books.
Unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con, this new feature picks out the speech bubbles in comic using image recognition. It’s the same image recognition software that powers other apps like Google Photos. The feature then highlights the speech bubble as you read. Whether it’s an image or word bubble, Google’s machine learning can identify it, thus knows whether you’re just resting your finger on the display or tapping on text to zoom.
The update is currently available on Google Play Store. However, the feature is currently in a “tech preview” and only works with a select list of Marvel and DC comics at the moment. Also, using the SDCC2016 promo code, you can get 50% off a title. This feature currently works only on Android and there’s no update on an iOS version of this feature. Let’s just hope this feature will roll out on a wider basis soon.