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Old 10-28-2022, 11:47 PM   #1
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e-ink readers that run LineageOS?

Are there any e-ink display e-book readers that can run LineageOS?
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Old 10-29-2022, 06:56 AM   #2
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Old 11-03-2022, 07:57 AM   #3
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Why does it have to be LineageOS? All you need is a device that works on the android system, on which you can install some alternative "E-INK Launcher" (which are optimized for devices with an E-INK screen) if you just want to be able to install your APK applications.

Since book readers have a refresh rate of about 15Mhz (15 fps/s), the LineageOS interface would be very slow and generally inconvenient to use.

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Old 04-02-2024, 02:06 AM   #4
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Because of Android can't be easily updated by users and manufacturers using old android versions that loose security support almost when they are released.

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the same with LOS, if there are no maintainers, it won't evolve either.
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I've never had updates for my VHS or my 2003 DVD player and they still work. My Android 4.1 Sony Ericsson phone finally lost Playstore access this year. It still works as a 32G media player and to test epubs on a 4.3″ screen.

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The Hisense A9 now works with LineageOS. See details in the last couple of pages in this thread: https://xdaforums.com/t/hisense-a9-r...n-662.4495809/

They are still developing some of the functionality, but it seems to work quite well already.
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Are there any e-ink display e-book readers that can run LineageOS?
Not as a vendor supported option. Some tablet devices might be supported by Lineage but you'd have to check that site to see what has been ported. As a note, though, the Nook Tablet/Color/HD devices probably have ports.
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As a note, though, the Nook Tablet/Color/HD devices probably have ports.

But also note that those aren't eink, they are regular LCD tablets.
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There are no regular eInk Readers that run LineageOS.
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Old 04-03-2024, 02:12 PM   #11
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Also LineageOS isn't a complete OS. It's an adaptation of Android and thus has many of the same problems and depends on Android updates. It's almost pointless.
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Like its predecessor, CyanogenMod, LineageOS is perceived as free from unnecessary software often pre-installed by a phone's manufacturer or carrier that is considered to be bloatware.
EU is going to stop that on Android.

I struggled to see the point of CyanogenMod and there seems little value to LineageOS, especially given the difficulty of installing it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LineageOS

Not a fan of Android. A lot from 4.x to 13 seems to be Google fiddling with often little benefit to the user. LineageOS isn't an OS in the sense of iOS, MacOS, Linux, RiscOS, Android, Windows or OS/2. It's just a custom Android.
Eink devices already have custom versions of Android, otherwise they'd be worse to use and rarely have bloatware and no Carrier imposed apps.
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I struggled to see the point of CyanogenMod and there seems little value to LineageOS, especially given the difficulty of installing it.
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Mostly it was to get updates for devices that Google and other hardware vendors chose not to continue supporting. Insert rant about Google killing their "flagship" reference Nexus One in six months (launch: 5 Jan, 2010; discontinued: 18 July, 2010). And then doing it again with the Nexus S, and again, and again....

Installing so-called custom firmware was a lot easier in 2012-2015 than it is now.
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There are no regular eInk Readers that run LineageOS.
Yeah, nothing showing up on either LineageOS or the old CyanogenMod site. In principle, it should be possible to port either of them to the Nook 1st Edition or Simple Touch, but it looks like nobody submitted patches to do so.
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Yeah, nothing showing up on either LineageOS or the old CyanogenMod site. In principle, it should be possible to port either of them to the Nook 1st Edition or Simple Touch, but it looks like nobody submitted patches to do so.
The nook STR (IMHO) is too weak to put on another OS.
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Insert rant about Google killing their "flagship" reference Nexus One in six months (launch: 5 Jan, 2010; discontinued: 18 July, 2010). And then doing it again with the Nexus S, and again, and again....
Well, Google: https://killedbygoogle.com/
Products in beta for years.
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If LineageOS was an actual OS rather than an Android Remix...
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