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Old 09-28-2012, 08:18 AM   #31
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I got first picture of working Android on Onyx Boox i62.
it is an interface unnecessarily complex and confusing
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:33 AM   #32
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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.
I have Android 2.3 on my current ereader (Kyobo mirasol ereader) and, while Android 2.3 is adequate for an ereader, it's very poor for a tablet (keep in mind that the mirasol has faster refresh than eink). If I wanted just an eink ereader I'd get any of the other devices with an optimized firmware—the Kobo Glo is significantly cheaper and lighter than the Onyx Boox.
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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.
At that time maybe they still lived with the imagination they were capable to program software that is stable and useful...
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:38 PM   #34
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At that time maybe they still lived with the imagination they were capable to program software that is stable and useful...
Oh be nice. Getting a stable Android build on an ereader is much harder I'd wager than putting out another custom ereader OS. The benefits of Android are clear: you get access to all the ereader stores on the device itself and nifty apps like Calibre Companion (by the way, screenshots of Calibre Companion on a Boox would be nice... Booxtor )
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:36 AM   #35
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Oh be nice.
Why should i? We already have OCTOBER! Is ist nice by Onyx by taking the money but not offering a working product as promised?
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:17 PM   #36
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Has anyone heard if there is progress for Android for the M92? Thank you!
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Has anyone heard if there is progress for Android for the M92? Thank you!
Yes. There is a team working on that port.
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Thanks so much Booxtor!! I'll be looking for news about it here!
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Yes. There is a team working on that port.
When will the Android port be available for us?
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:45 AM   #40
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Did you gave an eye to seaniko7's obuntu project in his current release?
It looks greatly promising.
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When will the Android port be available for us?
Booxstor wrote few months ago that Onyx interupted work on porting Android. They decided to tune up current firmware first.
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:51 PM   #42
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Yes. There is a team working on that port.
Quick question. What's the status of works on porting android to M92?
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Quick question. What's the status of works on porting android to M92?
It will never be ported to m92 because Onyx must sell m96 now. For the same reason promised update of m92's firmware will never be finished. Which makes the many promises made by salespeople here and there, well... lies? I think customers should be advised not to buy anything Onyx produces if the purchase has to do with what is being promised - they regularly fail to keep their word. We have seen that with m90 and now with m92.
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Unfortunately I have to agree with Janek. Onyx is busy fixing the bugs in M96, and has no incentive to port Android to M92, because that would actually match the biggest selling point of the M96.
It's an old wisdom that you should always buy devices based on their current capabilities, and especially true in case of Onyx, as they don't have a reputation to protect.
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I agree with Janek and Jmirko. As Onyx launched the M96 and they are busy patching M96 and T68 ...

It's the same with the promised Acapella TTS for M92 & i62, promised in 2013
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=239977
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=217058

Or with the bugs in M92 & i62 firmware. never solved (some were present in Boox 60 firmware in 2009!)
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=202753

You can't buy something with the hope the manufacturer in the future will do something. And that not only happens with Onyx Boox, with others manufacturers too.

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