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Old 08-18-2012, 02:15 PM   #16
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If you want do academic reading none of e-ink devices are valid. You need an iPad in first place or other 9,7 Android tablet.

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And only one handicap: backlight.
And that's it! One desires non-backlit. ;-)

Your right that there is not any a-ink reader fully suitable for academic reading. M92 is to my opinion closest to the more or less distant goal.

I do not understand Onyx or PowerBook managers to oversee the potential of this user segment... Maybe it is not so financialy interesting as it seems to us.

I do not think, M92 is slow or its hardware is not suitable for academic reading & annotating. The problem is mainly user interface which slows down the workflow and bugs in it (it is in every nontrivial SW.).

If Onyx successfully ports android and it will run satisfactory, then the problem might be solved. If necesary android applications will run smoothly on b&w e-ink.

I agree in another point. If one needs to work with more documents, paper seems to be better. I think about buying 2nd M92 or tablet and use it as 2 sheets of paper. Two devices in one common cover.

Multitasking which will work in android (if really ported in future) or in current M92 system (one day) would be improvement...

But more sheets is more sheets. Sometimes I need several square meters of floor layered by papers to see all I need at once....
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:17 AM   #17
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... Soon it will be half a year and still the software is still unuseable with PDFs for academic reading for me.
I don't want new promises, i want the old promises fullfilled.
I quite agree in this point. Onyx seems to be is very close to an usable software. If I could choose between android and a stable (and updated) firmware the decision would'nt be android.
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:46 AM   #18
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I quite agree in this point. Onyx seems to be is very close to an usable software. If I could choose between android and a stable (and updated) firmware the decision would'nt be android.
I concur. No bells and whistles needed, JUST FIX DARN BUGS ONYX!
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:25 AM   #19
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I hope you realize that once Android is ported to this thing for 5-10$ you can get one of the best PDF readers (ezPDF) and the major bugs in that one have been eliminated .

Considering Onyx history with bugs the probability to port Android correctly is better than the probability to eliminate the bugs from the existing OS :-)
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:50 AM   #20
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I hope you realize that once Android is ported to this thing for 5-10$ you can get one of the best PDF readers (ezPDF) and the major bugs in that one have been eliminated .

Considering Onyx history with bugs the probability to port Android correctly is better than the probability to eliminate the bugs from the existing OS :-)
I sincerely doubt it. Strangely, on just the same grounds.
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:56 PM   #22
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Android as an alternative

I do not see any harm in having Android as an alterntive OS on the M92. Of course, it would be great if they got the port working flawlessly (which might be asking too much judging by the flaws of the current OS). But even if we get two semi-functional operating systems, I still see an advantage in Android. Developing apps would probably be easier, but my main interest would be something else entirely: Even the current amount of apps available for Android beats the number of apps on our current OS anytime.

So in essence, I do not see any harm in the Android port.
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I got first picture of working Android on Onyx Boox i62.
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This is amazing! Looks like they are really working on it, since it's far from being stock Android launcher. Thank you very much for this update, I'd love to hear more like this.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:03 AM   #25
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Does Android make any difference to battery life?
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:12 AM   #26
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That's great!
When can it be expected for M92?
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:15 PM   #27
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I got first picture of working Android on Onyx Boox i62.
Great but thats Android 2.2 (bad) not Android 4.0/4.1 (good). Could you confirm if that's the final target?
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:05 AM   #28
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For everything I'd want to do with an e-book reader, Android 2.2 is more than good enough. I care more about the quality of the port (battery life etc.) than about the version number.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:23 AM   #29
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Froyo/Gingerbread will be less demanding than ICS and what we want is a stable system that doesn't lag or consume too much battery. I had a Nook Touch rooted but I sold it, because I wanted Nook to do more than it could do, to be more agile, to be a tablet that didn't strain my eyes. E-ink at the moment can't do that. What I now believe is important is an Android build that allows us to install epub or pdf reading apps without issues. For browsing or writing, a tablet will always be a better option.

As Kobo and Kindle are closed plataforms and it seems Nook won't upgrade its models this year, I'm looking forward to the release of i62HD Firefly. If it comes with Android, I will without a doubt buy it.
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Great but thats Android 2.2 (bad) not Android 4.0/4.1 (good). Could you confirm if that's the final target?
In an interview about 2 years ago the CEO of Onyx explained why they did not do Android at that time: they thought Android was not good enough yet as a basis for e-readers. The fact that they started working on Android now told me that by now they think Android is good enough. It would be very strange, therefore, if they implement an outdated version. But then, you know never know with Onyx. It would not be their first incomprehensible policy change.
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