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Old 01-28-2013, 06:15 AM   #61
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Yeah, I hope that trading company isn't a scam. I sent money on last Thursday and still haven't gotten a tracking number for my shipment...

I'll keep you guys informed!
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:13 AM   #62
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Well, I got the ereader today. It is pretty late so I haven't had much of a chance to get into it but my first impressions are that the i62 HD does not have to worry about this competition.

The pro is that this device seems to be fairly quick (the extra RAM is definitely noticeable) and it is running android. However, android is kind of useless because so far I have been completely unable to install any third party apps. Moreover, the pre-installed ereader software on this device is completely lacking. No annotations, no landscape view, etc. etc. Also, much of it is in Chinese, ha ha!

I found the browser works nicely. Much better than the Onyx one. It seems to be Chrome, or something that looks similar.

But by far the greatest problem is that the screen has a strong glare, probably because of the touch screen. Let's be honest, the whole point of an ebook reader is to read. 600x800 resolution I can live with but the glare is not acceptable. I can see my reflection in the screen....

Frankly, I purchased this more because I was curious about what Android could offer, but if I had been hoping for a primary ereader I would be really disappointed. The lack of third-party apps and poor screen quality are particularly damning.

Nevertheless, I look forward to the day when Onyx starts putting more RAM into their ereaders.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:54 AM   #63
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:59 AM   #64
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If browser works do any of cloud reader apps work?
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:29 PM   #65
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I got short news concerning Android device. You can ignore the pictures above. They decided to abandon this design. New Android Boox shall be made similar to Firefly (with side buttons on both sides ) and will get Moon Light functionality too.
I was told by an Icarus representative that no M92-sized units with internal light (Moon Light) are expected within at least the next year. Is this consistent with your information?
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:30 PM   #66
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Booxtor wrote few months ago that no new M92-sized devices were being prepared for near future.

He only spoke about work on porting android to M92 (and other current models on sale). But when and if at all will be android ported is a big question. We will see....
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:22 PM   #67
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Thank you. I was expecting as much, just wanted to make sure there was no misconception on my part.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:27 AM   #68
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Is there no possibility to install .apk files even without Google Play?

BTW, I think you got your reader pretty quickly, considering it came from China.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:11 AM   #69
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I live in Korea, so it didn't have far to go.

I tried to instal .apk files with the file manager that the device came with but no luck. It simply says "invalid file." Moreover, there is no setting for "non-market apps" like there is on my android phone.

I looked around on the internet last night but not really sure about how else to install apk files. If anyone has some suggestions, I'd like to hear them.

The inbuilt reading app not only has Chinese menus, it is clunky and has none of the functions found in the Onyx software. The only advantage of android is for third-party apps. The fact that there's no obvious way to put third-party apps on here is just a waste, in my opnion.

Here's a couple pictures. The back is a rough feeling metal finish. Because of this metal, the USB connection port scraps a little and thus makes my skin crawl whenever I insert a cable, ha ha, but otherwise the device itself seems okay. The glare on the screen, however, is a major problem. If I could install android apps such as Kindle or Google Books, I could live with the screen (it is still better than a tablet LCD) but as it is, the Onyx screen looks better and has way better software.

Oh, and I checked out cloud reading but it said that the device's browser is not compatible.

Like I said above, an interesting little device. It is fast but without third market apps it is useless.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:19 AM   #70
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Wow, that's really noticeable glare. So it doesn't have any market and it can't install any apps? That's disapointing. Maybe they put non market apps setting somewhere else or called it diferently?
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:53 PM   #71
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Like I said above, an interesting little device. It is fast but without third market apps it is useless.
Many thanks for your information and for taking the risk. Totally dissapointing.



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Old 02-03-2013, 05:45 AM   #72
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Yeah, he also told me that it can install third party apps.

Not possible...at least not for a normal user like myself. I even tried installing some software from the web that seems to let you install apk files on a device via a USB cable but I kept getting "Could not connect with your Android device" errors.

I have some experience rooting an Android phone or tablet, but I don't know where to start with this device. It's pretty hard to find the kernels for generic devices, sofar as I know.

If anyone else has an opinion or expertise in this regard, I would love your advice.

The screen sucks but if I could install android apps on it like Kindle or Google Books it would at least find a use in my collection of devices
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:45 PM   #73
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Yeah, he also told me that it can install third party apps.

Not possible...at least not for a normal user like myself.
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Is it possible to install an apk which was downloaded directly or via PC?
For example
http://code.google.com/p/vudroid/dow...udroid-1.4.apk

It should work via a file browser or ApkInstaller (if installed); root not needed.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:46 PM   #74
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any news in this area?
Someone know if Onyx is going to release new hardware with android on board or preparing android stock firmware for existing hardware? i62HD
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