Google Play Books brings bigger bubbles to your comics with machine learning

Google Play Books for Android has received a new feature that’s sure to make a few comic book fans happy. Bubble Zoom can make comics easier to read, finding and automatically enhancing speech bubbles one at a time as you read. Bubble Zoom is powered by the company’s machine learning technology, according to Google: Using the same technology to recognize objects in photos, we trained our system to identify speech bubbles in comics. Bubble zoom expands the speech bubbles of a comic one-tap-at-a-time, making them super easy to read on your mobile device. It’s much easier to read digital comics one-handed as Bubble Zoom automatically identifies and expands each speech bubble for readability. No more compromising the full-page experience or getting lost while panning around. While Bubble Zoom will highlight…


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