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Old 05-26-2013, 01:53 PM   #16
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I agree with you, Nook is not made to be a tablet, nor is it good at tablet apps. But after you root it, you can install reading applications on it- Kindle- and read drm purchased Kindle books, Kobo app for android, and read your purchased Kobo books, Sony reader app and Sony purchased drm books, and a few other android applications that could let you read different formats and provide different or better management for notes, links, references and such. File management versus search function, I am all for good search, but if you like me, reading books in different languages, you wont be able to search for them at all, file manager is the quickest way to conveniently access your content, all while reader manufacturers lagging at adding more languages...
I never could get the Kobo app to run on the rooted Nook. The Kindle app took locating an older version as an APK and even then crashed every hour or so. The only Sony DRM books I've run into use the standard Adobe ADEPT DRM so no need for a Sony app to open them, I don't have an BBeB books and saw little reason to obtaining any. The eInk speed up hack was fun though, in my personal opinion, it did little to make ebooks more readable and web pages were still far too slow to be really usable.

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Old 05-26-2013, 02:50 PM   #17
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I never could get the Kobo app to run on the rooted Nook. The Kindle app took locating an older version as an APK and even then crashed every hour or so. The only Sony DRM books I've run into use the standard Adobe ADEPT DRM so no need for a Sony app to open them, I don't have an BBeB books and saw little reason to obtaining any. The eInk speed up hack was fun though, in my personal opinion, it did little to make ebooks more readable and web pages were still far too slow to be really usable.

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I guess it all depends on the app versions. I had a Nook doing Kindle, Sony and Kobo just fine, but this is just to show that it can. I still maintain that the worse feature of Kobo readers is their extremely slow indexing of content, poorly implemented bookshelves and lack of file browser. I've had many readers(click my signature), and Kobo is the slowest at indexing, the worse at updating it, if you delete your books using your computer, it often forgets that you deleted anything at all... It is not the hardware that is lacking for Kobo, it is software.
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The only content that the Kobo desktop application will show is content downloaded from the Kobo store.
Thanks. Saves me some space on the hard drive. De-Install ASAP.

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