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Old 11-08-2017, 05:02 PM   #173
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I've been playing with my Glowlight 3 more as a "proof of concept" thing, to see what can be done with the device as is.

Yes, it is possible to install a launcher and apps. I installed Calibre Companion and, as a test, sent two books to the G-3. They live in the "internal storage" partition - that which is listed as being over 6 gb. The "sideloaded" partition is listed on the device as the external sd card. (You can see these names in the full settings menu, that you can access only with another launcher installed.) Using Calibre Companion, then, I can get books onto the "internal storage". However, the stock Nook reader cannot see them there. So, I installed AlReader. That app can find those CC books. However, the page turn buttons do not work for AlReader. I can turn pages just fine, and quickly, by touch or swipe. I suppose I could install the Kindle app, just for fun.

I haven't tried to root the device, and I have no plans to go there. I'm not going the repartition route, either. High risk of serious screw-ups! Just for the fun of it, I may try Tasker. But that's as far as I plan to go right now.

So, there are some ways around the storage limitations. They involve some prep work, and have their cons as well as their pros. I'm actually having some fun exploring the potential of this device today. Soon, I'll actually do some reading!

If you've ever done anything with ADB, installing apps on this device is fairly easy. B&N left a door open, just as they did on the G-Plus. You'll have to decide if it's worth it or not. I like the learning experience.

That's all for now.

Edit: I also remember the same kind of discussion happening when B&N launched the G-Plus! Déjà vu, all over again!

Edit #2: The adjustable light color is growing on me! I'm liking it more than I thought I would.

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