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Old 07-13-2014, 07:14 AM   #1
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Best Android based E-reader?

Can you recommend a Android based e-reader for me?

Between 5-7 inch, high resolution, able to run moon reader on Android.
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Onyx T68 Lynx. 6.8" HD eInk screen. General-purpose Android tablet which runs Moon+ very well. The combination of Calibre Companion as a library manager and Moon+ as a reader works extremely well.
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Is T68 better than more established brands like Kobo, Sony or Kindle or others?
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It's an eInk device, and so totally different to an LCD Android tablet. It really depends what it is you're after: a dedicated reading device, or an LCD tablet. I have both a T68 and a Nexus 7, which is a "normal" LCD Android tablet. I use them both, but for different purposes. You can install pretty much any Android app on the T68, but obviously some work well with an eInk screen, and some don't.
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Of course I'm talking about E-ink, not LCD.
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Apologies, I was confused by your mention of Kindle, because there aren't any eInk Kindle Android devices. The only Android-based Kindle devices are the "Fire" tablets, which are of course LCD devices.

Sony and Kobo both make Android-based eInk readers, but they are dedicated readers, not general-purpose tablets onto which you can install your own apps. The T68 and the Kobo Aura HD use the same 6.8" HD eInk screen.
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I believe the Nook Simple Touch is also Android, though the version is quite old. It can run Moon+, but it is not high resolution. (Requires root to run any apps, as do Sony and Kobo)
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I believe the Nook Simple Touch is also Android, though the version is quite old. It can run Moon+
Presumably only by rooting it and installing a different launcher?
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Presumably only by rooting it and installing a different launcher?
Correct. Very simple to do with the Nook.
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So basically the T68 is the only officially supported Android E-reader on the market? All others required rooting/hacking?

What about glowlight?

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/nook...ble/1114959612

Which would you choose, hacked Nook or T68?

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So basically the T68 is the only officially supported Android E-reader on the market? All others required rooting/hacking?
Discounting various oddball eInk phones, I believe that is true, yes.

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The T68. It's running a much later version of Android, so more apps are available on it, and has the official Google Play store. It also has a significantly higher-resolution screen.

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So basically the T68 is the only officially supported Android E-reader on the market? All others required rooting/hacking?
That is correct.

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What about glowlight?
An even worse choice, though I haven't looked into hacking possibilities.

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Which would you choose, hacked Nook or T68?
Unless you are unable to afford it, go with the T68.
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