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Jun
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Google has not only posted that Play Books is now available in 12 more nations, but it also took the opportunity to test our knowledge of geography. Rather than simply list the countries, the Google Play G+ account posted an image of 13 flags (Norway actually went live the other day, hence 12 new ones). Thanks, guys.

Update: Google has pulled its post because someone pulled the trigger too soon. Oops.

Update 6/18/14: Okay, now it's all live. Screens are below.

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Okay, so we've cracked open some old social studies textbooks and figured out what all these flags are. Here are the countries you can now get Play Books in.

  • Paraguay
  • Bolivia
  • Uruguay
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Panama
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Ecuador
  • Nicaragua
  • Costa Rica
  • Luxembourg
  • Norway (already live)

Celebrate by reading a book... like one written by a certain AP staffer maybe? It seems Books hasn't quite gone live in all the new countries just yet, but give it a little time.

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Costa Rica

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Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

    Ryan's too modest to link to his own book, so I'll do it for him: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ryan_Whitwam_The_Crooked_City?id=-LGDAwAAQBAJ

    Everyone grab it and give it a read!

    • sergejsbabikovs

      Unavailable in my country. Latvia is still waiting. And less likely to get.

  • SSDROiD

    I don't think the Google Play G+ account told the public when Google Play Books went live in Norway, so they treat it as brand new among the other 12 countries in that post :)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Right, but we posted, so we're counting it as 12 :P

      • SSDROiD

        Sure, I agree with that :)

  • Pat

    It's so nice to see your flag :D

  • Carlos David

    Bravo!!! Ecuador!!!

  • Randa Hafza

    still no lebanon :/

  • Bambi

    I dont understand how Serbia still goes unnoticed even though around 75% of the smart phones in here use android. We have Paypal too now so payment isnt troublesome. Google get on it.

    • Imparus

      Well they have been moving a lot in making their stuff available worldwide, so hopefully you guys are next ;)

    • SyncV2

      And Croatia, which is in the EU...

  • 0A05

    Costa Rica!!! :D

    • Kafman

      I'm from Costa Rica and I yet still get the "unavailable in your country" message :P

      Edit: Just saw the twitt, ignore my previous comment.

    • Wilberth Barrantes

      Exacto mae :D

  • Ricardo

    Is it just me, or is the link deleted?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I think they jumped the gun.

      • Ricardo

        PSA: books is now live the countries mentioned. Feel free to update again this story

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Yup, already on it.

  • ericnpc

    Yay, Uruguay! That makes Books and Movies.

  • CeluGeek

    And Puerto Rico continues to be MIA for anything non-app from Google Play despite it being a territory of the United States, which should result in less licensing hurdles than most international markets. I'm getting tired of waiting for Google to get their act together. Might be time to switch to iOS or maybe Windows Phone.

    • David Vargas

      Go away to buy books in a Win-phone! Hahaha.

  • Randa Hafza

    still no lebanon
    thanks lebanon

  • Anyelo Minier

    From dominican Republic it is working well

  • a

    What about Pakistan

    • a

      Pakistan makes footballs for the FIFA world cup. Proud to be a Pakistani