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Old 05-24-2019, 07:30 AM   #31
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:34 AM   #32
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Ikr. Seems like no matter what Barnes and Nobles does ..even if they are still in there trying. Someone has to find something stupid to complain about....

It actually sounds like a pretty nice device.
Who's complaining here? Kindly keep your opinion of what's "stupid" to yourself.
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:43 AM   #33
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I got it off a press release site. That is what B&N is saying is the new device.
I think the image is probably real. It's VERY similar to the Glowlight 3, but the side bezels in the new photo seem a bit slimmer (proportionally) than those of the Glow 3.
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Old 05-24-2019, 09:19 AM   #34
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This may be the first Nook I actually want to buy

I'll wait to find out whether the limited partition for sideloaded books is gone as I have not bought books from B&N for years and have no intention of resuming.
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Old 05-24-2019, 10:12 AM   #35
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This may be the first Nook I actually want to buy

I'll wait to find out whether the limited partition for sideloaded books is gone...
That is what I'm waiting for. I don't think partitioning works like they think it will. It doesn't drive up B&N sales. Mostly it just infuriates their customers.
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Old 05-24-2019, 10:29 AM   #36
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Now there, I agree with you!

Hopefully ALL of the empty space is available for sideloading from the get-go, much like the original Glowlight Plus.

It was changing the partitions on the Glowlight 3 that cause the stability issues I believe. As my original Glowlight Plus is more stable and faster than my Glowlight 3.

Other than that, my only realistic hopes for improved Nook software are bring back the 'Current Read' button in the top left instead of the useless 'Profile' button that's there now, and stop nagging me to turn on the Wi-Fi. I know it's off. It saves battery.

If we're venturing into fantasy land, display series information on sideloaded books like Kobo does. And allow me to turn off the ads/book store recs that fill the bottom half of the home screen.
Agreed. I really like the hardware and physical buttons of the Nooks, but Kobo does the sideloaded books thing much better (with the exception of syncing, but I can live without it).
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Old 05-24-2019, 11:13 AM   #37
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Who's complaining here? Kindly keep your opinion of what's "stupid" to yourself.
Sorry. Call them like I see them.
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Old 05-24-2019, 12:07 PM   #38
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Yep, it's very personal. I did end up with 8" (Forma) via 6" (Cybook Gen3) -> 9.7" (Kindle DXG) -> 6.8" (Aura HD/H2O) -> 7.8" (Aura ONE).

I bought the Forma because I wanted the buttons
And you can buy the Nook for the same reason if you wish. Some might buy it for Android.

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Old 05-24-2019, 12:12 PM   #39
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And you can buy the Nook for the same reason if you wish. Some might buy it for Android.

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I've missed any announcement that it runs android. (That would be another strike against it IMO.)
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I've missed any announcement that it runs android. (That would be another strike against it IMO.)
Nook has always used Android OS although it may be a closed copy that needs liberation. They do, however, use their own app so it may be invisible to the user.
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I've missed any announcement that it runs android. (That would be another strike against it IMO.)
Yeah, I think they've stopped touting it, but all Nook software runs on top of Android, like all Kobo software runs on top of Linux* (doesn't Kindle also run on Linux?).

*Yes, I know, Android is a Linux derivative.
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Old 05-24-2019, 12:48 PM   #42
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Yeah, I think they've stopped touting it, but all Nook software runs on top of Android, like all Kobo software runs on top of Linux* (doesn't Kindle also run on Linux?).

*Yes, I know, Android is a Linux derivative.
My ignorance.

Carry on.
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Old 05-24-2019, 01:28 PM   #43
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So Android is hidden away? You can't install Android apps? That seems like a weird thing to do since it's adding another layer of software (and consuming ram and storage). One advantage would be that it provides the "windowing" user interface, dialog boxes, and whatnot. But it shouldn't be that hard to write one since the linux e-readers have done it; they could be using some sort of minimal or low level X11.
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It is a stripped down version of android not locked or really even hidden. No Google play, no Google services. Nook library is set as launcher.

You can use ADB to side load a launcher, file explorer, reader, dictionary, etc. and never have to use the B&N software. Without rooting even.

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It is a stripped down version of android not locked or really even hidden. No Google play, no Google services. Nook library is set as launcher.

You can use ADB to side load a launcher, file explorer, reader, dictionary, etc. and never have to use the B&N software. Without rooting even.
Huh, interesting. I like that last part about being able to use ADB.

I'm still wondering what the trade offs are between a stripped down android versus linux.
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