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Old 05-03-2012, 09:37 AM   #61
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They had so much time to prepare the update... really disappointing

Someone mentioned here that Schools are being served first. Actually, this makes no sense at all to me, since private customers have taken most of the risks and paid the highest prices. Catering those who pay you the least at the expense of your real fans could have no economic justification...
I just started download files (1.53GB) so I hope to check new firmware today
http://www.jetbook.net/update/jetbookcolor
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:27 AM   #62
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anybody who installed the update already?
is there a better pdf/ebook reader with rotation support, better zoom mode etc.?
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:06 PM   #63
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They had so much time to prepare the update... really disappointing

Someone mentioned here that Schools are being served first. Actually, this makes no sense at all to me, since private customers have taken most of the risks and paid the highest prices. Catering those who pay you the least at the expense of your real fans could have no economic justification...
It only makes no sense to you because you are not a school! I suspect the economic justification is that updates are in the purchase contract.

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anybody who installed the update already?
is there a better pdf/ebook reader with rotation support, better zoom mode etc.?


According to goodereader this seems to be it:


MAY
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New Jetbook Color Firmware Increases Page Turn Speeds
By Michael Kozlowski · Comments 0 Comments and 0 Reactions

Ectaco has just released new firmware for the Jetbook Color e-Reader. This is a massive update that really allows for faster page turn speeds and a ton of new options for the e-ink refresh rate.

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http://www.jetbook.net/update/jetbookcolor
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:48 PM   #65
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Today I got my JetBook Color (*yeah*)

So what firmware do I have to get (if any)for an update? The update page is a little bit confusing. My stats:

The Firmware Plattform version is: 49.37.509
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:49 PM   #66
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Loaded OS without problem. Firmware still down loading. Check http://www.ectaco.com/posts/list/150/78039.page
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Today I got my JetBook Color (*yeah*)

So what firmware do I have to get (if any)for an update? The update page is a little bit confusing. My stats:

The Firmware Platform version is: 49.37.509
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You have the latest version. Mine came with the march update version 1128.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:02 AM   #68
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Just updated to the latest firmware/software. I see no discernable difference in speed of menu operations or page turning in PDFs (I should have timed something first to do a before and after comparison). The new option to do a full page refresh always, every 3 turns or every 5 turns just seems to leave things as they were complete with ghosting (the always setting), or make the problem slightly worse (every 3 turns) or hugely worse (every 5 turns).

I'm still looking forward to having a web browser on it one day, but I've pretty much accepted that it's never going to feel like a quality device (such as my Sonys).

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Just updated to the latest firmware/software. I see no discernable difference in speed of menu operations or page turning in PDFs (I should have timed something first to do a before and after comparison). The new option to do a full page refresh always, every 3 turns or every 5 turns just seems to leave things as they were complete with ghosting (the always setting), or make the problem slightly worse (every 3 turns) or hugely worse (every 5 turns).

I'm still looking forward to having a web browser on it one day, but I've pretty much accepted that it's never going to feel like a quality device (such as my Sonys).

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So you are saying in four months time they basically did nothing?
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So you are saying in four months time they basically did nothing?
Nothing much that I've noticed after just a quick play.

Maybe it responds a bit quicker than before, I couldn't really say. I've just spent two week's holiday reading by the pool from my Sony PRS-T1 and that's so fast and easy to use that the jetBook Color suffers hugely in comparison.

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Old 05-04-2012, 02:33 PM   #71
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Opera it's a ready product for that kind of platform. Maybe they hadn't bought the licence and they are trying to develop one?

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Old 05-05-2012, 04:45 AM   #72
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I also installed the update yesterday.
And the only advantages which are visible are configurable refresh and a slightly faster page turning in big PDFs.
The annoying saving during writing is also moved to the page turning event instead of the stylus lifting.
It seems like they did a quick fix with only very simple changes (using 1 programmer for 3 days in the last 2 Month?) to give us at least something.
The new menu structure visible on the product pictures is not implemented etc...
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Now's when Ectaco sent the mail concerning the update.
You guys are all running way ahead. That's perhaps why it did not work.

anyways, I got the mail from Greg, and I'll be downloading in a week, when my download queue has gotten somewhat emptier.
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New firmware works faster now and tts woks much better too.
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