It has been a long time since Google officially broke the news about its browser-based eReader project. Google Editions is regarded to be a disruptive new entrant to the ebook reader segment that is quite heavily dominated by players like Amazon. But unlike the current players who insist on proprietary hardware and software for enabling access to content, Google is planning on offering an open “read from anywhere” tool that can be accessed from any device that can connect to the internet via a web browser.
The project was earlier supposed to launch in the summer of this year, but got delayed due to technial and legal issues. Google has now confirmed that Editions shall be launching by the end of this year in the United States. Other countries are expected to get access to Editions by the first quarter of next year.
It will be interesting to see how Amazon and the rest of the eReader market react to this launch. Will customers be ready to ditch the eReader for the browser? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.