Google Play Magazines launches in the UK

Unlike Apple's Newsstand, which landed in 2011 as part of the iOS 5 rollout, Google Magazines hasn't been made available to Android owners in the UK. Until now, that is.

Google has just unleashed its periodical service onto the UK market, available to download on the Google Play store and in good time for Christmas. With the number of people likely to get a Nexus 7 over the festive season (not to mention other Android devices), it could be a profitable launch too.

The app is free, but the magazines are obviously not free of charge, although there are 14 or 30-day trials with some publications available. There is also a good selection of magazines to sign up for too, the likes of Hello!, Glamour, Total Film, GQ, Esquire, Wired and Vogue are all here. But check the app for the full breakdown of magazines on offer.

Not just the latest version, you can also access back issues too, which is nice if you missed a physical copy of your favourite read at the station or newsagents. Prices for digital copies vary, but as a rule, subscribing will mean a cheaper read, That can be considerably cheaper if you pay up from for a year, which seems to be the best option if you can see yourself reading from a tablet on a regular basis.

Source: Engadget

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