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Old 09-04-2018, 01:05 AM   #1
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New "Mars" device from Likebook?

Hi I just heard that Likebook has just released a new ebook reader called "Mars". Does anyone have any info on this? The only thing I could find is the below YouTube video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C89GLGlNwgs
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:00 AM   #2
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Hi I just heard that Likebook has just released a new ebook reader called "Mars". Does anyone have any info on this? The only thing I could find is the below YouTube video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C89GLGlNwgs
I hope it's not fake. Boyue OS? I guess it's a layer over Android.
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:44 AM   #3
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The SOC (RK3368) officially supports Android 5.1, and there are unofficial ports of Android 7.1 for some devices. This could mean a decent upgrade over the Likebook Plus.
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Old 09-04-2018, 05:33 PM   #4
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I hope it's not fake. Boyue OS? I guess it's a layer over Android.
Boyue OS is launcher app with integrated book readers. It comes with the v2.0.0 firmware preview on Likebook Plus, and, according to photos I have seen in the Net, with Likebook Note.
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:49 PM   #5
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There are specifications if someone is interested. http://www.yunyaokz.com/1279.html (did not notice that there were English versions on e-reader blogs already. That webpage is still handy for new firmware releases) That A2 mode looks neat though. Hope they add that to the firmware of other e-readers.

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Old 09-05-2018, 05:55 AM   #6
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I want it !!!

https://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/20...cessor-videos/

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Old 09-05-2018, 01:25 PM   #7
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Boyue told me it runs Android 6.0:https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/...-octacore-cpu/
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Old 09-06-2018, 06:30 PM   #8
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Another English article, confirms that it has Android 6.0 https://goodereader.com/blog/electro...-released-soon
Icarus is to sell it as Icarus Illumina XL6 for €268

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Old 09-07-2018, 08:43 AM   #9
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Another English article, confirms that it has Android 6.0 https://goodereader.com/blog/electro...-released-soon
Icarus is to sell it as Icarus Illumina XL6 for €268
What are the pros/cons of getting the Boyue version compared to the Icarus one? Is it simply logo rebranding and that Icarus ship from EU? Or do Icarus make more substantial changes? Which company usually has better corporate or grassroots support?
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Old 09-07-2018, 02:44 PM   #10
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The lack of a physical button for home/back worries me. Most apps will have a constant navigation bar, which is good and bad. Probably easier access but eats into real estate.
Otherwise, this looks like a good successor to the Likebook Plus. The A2 looks like it improved and the orange light will be nice.
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Old 09-09-2018, 10:25 AM   #11
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Icarus starts selling Illumina XL6 st 1st October. Storage cannot be expanded i.e. no SD card. Price 229.95€ https://www.icarusreader.com/index.p...18&search=Xl+6

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Old 09-09-2018, 02:20 PM   #12
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I would be surprised if the Mars and XL6 are different devices. So I expect that the specs and description on the Icarus website will be adjusted and both devices will have SD Card Slot.
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Likebook Mars has landed(?) at Amazon for $239 but with a 3rd party seller.

"https://www.amazon.com/Likebook-Reader-7-8300ppi-Touchscreen-Audible/dp/B07H4GF6HD/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536514599&sr=8-1&keywords=likebook+mars"
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Likebook Mars has landed(?) at Amazon for $239 but with a 3rd party seller.

"https://www.amazon.com/Likebook-Reader-7-8300ppi-Touchscreen-Audible/dp/B07H4GF6HD/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536514599&sr=8-1&keywords=likebook+mars"
Now it lists price $259 and, if I understand correctly, only 1 piece left.
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Old 09-10-2018, 05:43 PM   #15
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I've subscribed to his youtube channel and seems he uploaded a hands-review for the Mars. So is it confirmed that Likebook Mars = Icarus Illumina XL6???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gewpSYuTG9E

Looks like this device is very promising! I think I'm gonna order mine soon on Amazon. Also found a review in perhaps this guy's blog
https://eyestraintreatment.com/boyue...nds-on-review/
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