With magazines from major publishers, including ACP, Pacific Magazines and NewsLifeMedia, the move sees Android continue its rollout of features to compete with Apple's iOS operating system.
To entice users, publishers are offering the first issue free to subscribers, while some magazines will also launch with back issues available to purchase.
Text only and interactive
One advantage of the Google magazine platform is the ability to view titles in a text only version, which strips out all images and ads for an easy reading experience. Text size is adjustable, making long form articles much clearer to read.
But for those who only like the idea of interactivity in their digital magazines, Google also offers that functionality, marking interactive magazines with a special badge in the Play Store under the magazine's cover.
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