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Old 11-03-2011, 08:45 AM   #16
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I must admit I like that photoshop'd layout of the books on a shelf.

@timlegge: thanks for the Calibre work. It's very much appreciated. Out of interest do you work for Kobo or just work on this on the side?
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:31 AM   #17
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@timlegge: thanks for the Calibre work. It's very much appreciated. Out of interest do you work for Kobo or just work on this on the side?
Thanks. I am not associated with Kobo so this is on the side. However, kobo has been very helpful and has provided me with several Kobos to allow testing and development for the various versions.

In addition, their beta program allows me to test and code for upcoming releases before they are made available. I particularly weird areas I have been able to ask for clarification on how things work. All in all they have been remarkable helpful.

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I jut hope that Kobo doesn't start to ignore the Touch now that the Vox is out and getting all the attention.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:27 AM   #19
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Well, we're getting at least one more big firmware update - to add (*spit*) Pulse.
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:14 PM   #20
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Well, we're getting at least one more big firmware update - to add (*spit*) Pulse.
Pulse to an e-ink reader? I hope they have something more compatible than a pulsing area at the bottom of the screen. :P
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Thanks. I am not associated with Kobo so this is on the side. However, kobo has been very helpful and has provided me with several Kobos to allow testing and development for the various versions.

In addition, their beta program allows me to test and code for upcoming releases before they are made available. I particularly weird areas I have been able to ask for clarification on how things work. All in all they have been remarkable helpful.

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Well thanks all the more for doing this in your spare time, I very much apreciate it. It's also nice to know Kobo is supporting your efforts. Out of curiousity what language is the coding done in? Python?

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I jut hope that Kobo doesn't start to ignore the Touch now that the Vox is out and getting all the attention.
I hope so too. Curious what the track record is with regards to the older Kobo models when new ones came out?
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Well thanks all the more for doing this in your spare time, I very much apreciate it. It's also nice to know Kobo is supporting your efforts. Out of curiousity what language is the coding done in? Python?

I hope so too. Curious what the track record is with regards to the older Kobo models when new ones came out?
Yes, much of Calibre (the drivers in particular) is written in Python. With respect to Calibre I try to ensure that it supports all the older hardware but I normally ask that users be on the most recent firmware version for that device.

Kobo typically supports earlier hardware but there is a limit. We have not seen any updates for the original kobo in a while.

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Old 11-03-2011, 09:21 PM   #23
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Thanks. I am not associated with Kobo so this is on the side. However, kobo has been very helpful and has provided me with several Kobos to allow testing and development for the various versions.

In addition, their beta program allows me to test and code for upcoming releases before they are made available. I particularly weird areas I have been able to ask for clarification on how things work. All in all they have been remarkable helpful.

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Glad to read that Kobo has been so helpful. After all they could look on Calibre as being competition of sorts. Or decreasing revenue, etc.
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:26 AM   #24
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I hope so too. Curious what the track record is with regards to the older Kobo models when new ones came out?
I don't think it will make any difference because Kobo doesn't own ANDROID .


The Vox is running Gingerbread with a Kobo/Kindle App (Unless I really got something messed up). So really Kobo will just be updating the reading App which has been around for quite awhile.
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There are some differences between the stock Android reading app and the one on the Vox. For example, Vox has pulse and the other Android App does not (yet). We know that Kobo is planning another Kobo WiFi update and is continuing to develop the Touch.

In the realm of wild speculation, I would not be surprised if, at some point, we saw a 6 inch eINK Android reader.

PS: The iOS App has support for collections and more stats for reading life. The big question, for me, has to do with ADE support (present on our Kobo Touch, not on Vox (and not expected, from what I hear) and how they end up supporting sideloaded books, in general. They have different teams working on the various platforms, and even if they are all heading in the same direction, they may not get there at the same time.

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In the realm of wild speculation, I would not be surprised if, at some point, we saw a 6 inch eINK Android reader.
That would be cool. Though the user should not expect it to run all android apps, those that do not require extensive animation and are relatively basic could be supported. (e.g. a simple dice rolling app, Other casual puzzle games, simple tools like English/Metric conversion)
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I jut hope that Kobo doesn't start to ignore the Touch now that the Vox is out and getting all the attention.
They won't if they have any business sense. The Touch and Vox appeal to different markets.
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