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Old 10-08-2018, 05:35 AM   #1
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From Onyx Boox Max to On. Max 2 or 3 ?

I have now the Onyx Boox Max first generation and i don't use it so much because i am a bit disapointed for 2 reasons
- the screen : bad contrast and low resolution; that the small text is very very ugly
- the speed : i have image based pdf and it's really slow to turn page.

But unfortunately for my bank account i didn't give up and i still want a device that can replace my Onyx Max.

So the question is if i go on the Onyx Max 2 or i wait the Onyx Max 3.
what is the improvement with the max 2 about these 2 points ?
any rumors about onyx max 3 ?

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Old 10-08-2018, 08:23 AM   #2
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Very big improvement for the 2 points you mentioned. However the screen looks a little bit yellowish than Max1 for the adding capacitive layer.

I haven't got any news about Max3. I'm sure it won't be available at least in the next half year.

The 1.9.1 Max1 system software improves the responsive time and page turning is faster. I updated mine around one month ago. I'm not sure if it's released globally at the moment.

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Old 10-08-2018, 08:46 PM   #3
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I haven't got any news about Max3. I'm sure it won't be available at least in the next half year.
yeah, with the new line going for "same specs" almost on every onyx device and almost also a common firmware for every one, looks like the current lineup is not going to be replaced soon.
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:29 AM   #4
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The Max devices are already quite good specs, the problem is that Onyx crippled the OS so much to save battery. I wish there was a switch in the settings "battery save mode ON/OFF" instead. For example Max2 does page turn quite fast but when i finish reading some page the device miss my tap and it takes something like a second to wake up and react on the next tap finally.
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:02 AM   #5
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I wish there was a switch in the settings "battery save mode ON/OFF" instead.
but there is a battery saving mode on/off on the notification bar.
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:02 PM   #6
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but there is a battery saving mode on/off on the notification bar.


So far I can tell that it works! I switched to normal mode.

For those who didn't notice the setting (like me): when you tap on the top bar you are presented with the Quick Settings panel, power saving toggle is on the right
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Old 10-12-2018, 06:35 AM   #7
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Does the following match what you are doing?

1. Tap on top bar (say, to the right of the wi-fi icon) - 4 icons appear right below
2. Tap on the battery icon (left-most icon) - 'Battery' configuration(?) screen appears
3. Tap on the three dots icon (right-most) - menu appears with two choices
4. Tap on 'Battery saver' - 'Battery saver' configuration(?) screen appears
5. Tap on toggle for turning on/off

FWIW, mine seemed to be off already.
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Old 10-13-2018, 06:55 AM   #8
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No, I meant the right most icon

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The setting which you have found is hard-set to Off on my device.
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Old 10-13-2018, 01:12 PM   #9
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Can i use the last firmware that is available 1.9.1 to my onyx max 1 ?
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Old 10-13-2018, 03:22 PM   #10
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Can i use the last firmware that is available 1.9.1 to my onyx max 1 ?
I wouldn't recommend that. The Max2 and the Max1 have very different hardware.

However, apparently an update for the Max1 has already been released domestically in China and, apparently, an international version of it is currently being tested.

If you cannot wait until the international version becomes available, you might want to switch over the operating language of your Max1 to Chinese to see if you could get an OTA update of the Chinese update.
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Attention: The different update package for different models can not be mixed. The wrong update package will cause the device’s inability to boot and use, and the device need to be returned to the factory to root. Please read the instruction carefully before updating your device.

http://www.onyx-international.com/
Given the above advice from Onyx's website, I would be very careful about trying to apply an update for a particular model to a different model.
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The setting which you have found is hard-set to Off on my device.
Thanks for the clarification -- I don't see that icon on my device. Perhaps it is because I have an older version of the firmware. It looks like I have 1.8.3_bc46981.
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FWIW, I upgraded to 1.9.1_575ba83 and now I see the relevant icon.
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any rumors about onyx max 3 ?
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I guess 100 Onyx engineers are now going to recycle Max 2 (Android 6) design for next 2 years.

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We also talked about the devices with 10.7 "EINK color screens and built-in front light. These have been used in primary schools in China for about a year as part of an educational test project. Over 100,000 of these devices have been built so far. Unfortunately, the price of these devices is currently too high (even higher than the price of Max2), so it is initially not available in the form for the Western market. The actual problem was, for the software development for this project had been assigned about100 Onyx software engineers for several months, so we've had shortages of resources for our own projects lately. Now this project is finally completed and all resources are available again.
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