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Google Play Magazines: Google's forgotten reader app (pictures)

Ever heard of the Google Play Magazines app for Android? If not, it's exactly what it sounds like. We take a look at the often-overlooked reader by Google.

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Table of Contents

No matter where you are in a magazine, the Table of Contents is always one tap away. Of course, using it is not as fun as scrolling through thumbnails, but it is efficient when you know exactly where you want to jump.
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Text mode

If you're not all that interested in visual styling, switch to Text mode to enhance readability. In this mode, you can adjust text size.
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Thumbnail viewer

A quick tap on the page pulls up the nifty thumbnail viewer. It's much more visual than the Table of Contents, which makes it a better way to skim through issues.
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Zoom

Since magazine resolution is so high, you lose no image quality when you zoom in. But of course, there's a limit to how close you can go.
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Carousel view

Switch to View Recent to get a cover flow-style carousel of your titles, which is a lot more attractive than the static list.

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