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Old 09-15-2021, 08:12 AM   #61
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And needlessly complicate the reader, and make customer service harder.

Android has its place, a dedicated reader isn’t it
Yes. Having the Android based Mars shows it. The dedicated ereaders have better battery life and are less complicated. There is a niche market for an eink mostly ereader with the Playstore. But most people want simpler.
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It's a known bug. Not the ebook. I was able to reproduce it. It's not really the dictionary, it's just the reader can freeze on a dictionary lookup. Some people claim to have fixed it by re-partitioning the internal storage. I took mine back and was able to demo it on multiple books that are OK on the PRS350, Nook Simple Touch, Binatone, and 3 models of Kobo and passed Calibre checks, so the shop refunded me.
Note, it's not directly because it's a Sony Android. The T2 is OK.
One thing I didn't do with my T1 was update it to the latest firmware because of the version of the modified reading software. So maybe the bug was in a later or earlier firmware version. I just don't know as I've never seen the bug. My mother who also has a T1 on the same firmware did not have the bug.
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One thing I didn't do with my T1 was update it to the latest firmware because of the version of the modified reading software. So maybe the bug was in a later or earlier firmware version. I just don't know as I've never seen the bug. My mother who also has a T1 on the same firmware did not have the bug.
I did whatever updates were available on my T1 and mine did have the dictionary lookup freeze problem. Eventually the T1 also stopped working with the Overdrive library so I ditched it for a T3, which also eventually stopped working with Overdrive.... but I didn't experience other problems with the T3.
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I did whatever updates were available on my T1 and mine did have the dictionary lookup freeze problem. Eventually the T1 also stopped working with the Overdrive library so I ditched it for a T3, which also eventually stopped working with Overdrive.... but I didn't experience other problems with the T3.
The reason the T series stopped working with Overdrive is that Overdrive changed their software and Sony did not keep up.
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The reason the T series stopped working with Overdrive is that Overdrive changed their software and Sony did not keep up.
Yes, nothing to do with bugs.
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Yes, nothing to do with bugs.
Yes, I know that. I just mentioned it as the actual reason I stopped using the T1. The dictionary lockup bug alone had not made me stop using the T1.
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Yes. Having the Android based Mars shows it. The dedicated ereaders have better battery life and are less complicated. There is a niche market for an eink mostly ereader with the Playstore. But most people want simpler.
Except for a large library and/or custom metadata (beyond author, title, series) management.

An Android based e-ink tablet allows you greater flexibility for e-book management and reading.

I should know: I currently own a Likebook Mars, previously a Kobo Aura (2013) and first a Barnes&Noble nook simple touch.

The Mars' battery is the catch, though: 2 weeks (tops) with 30min daily reading.

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Except for a large library and/or custom metadata (beyond author, title, series) management.
Calibre is for that and does a much better job than any Android app.
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I should know: I currently own a Likebook Mars, previously a Kobo Aura (2013) and first a Barnes&Noble nook simple touch.
I have a Likebook mars, A Kobo Aura HD H2O original, three kindles inc PW3, Kobo Libra. I did have Nook and Kobo Touch. I have a Sony PRS350.

The advantage of the Likebook Mars is the 7.8" @300 dpi screen, auto crop on the PDF, and being able to simply add KoReader, Kindle App, Kobo App, Google App and my local Library app.

But for Collections and Series and title search it's abysmal. The Kobos are better than the Kindles. So is the ancient Sony PRS350 because Calibre can create collections on it. Even the PRS350 is easier to find books on than the Mars.

The Libra is by far the best ereader I have for real ebooks and the Kobo Aura HD H2O original is second best (not quite as good size and resolution screen and IR touch is poorer than capacitive, though it means screen is a little whiter).

I only use the Mars now for PDFs and the local Library. Occasionally poor formatted epubs I've not fixed in Calibre as KOReader lets you override more.
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Calibre is for that and does a much better job than any Android app.
Indeed.

I use:

* Calibre Companion for library management (many options to sync/download from PC/cloud) and
* KOReader for reading

and I have it all, as far as I'm concerned, for reading enjoyment on my Likebook Mars: it also has an SDCard reader for expanded storage.

The battery remains the only caveat, I daresay.

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There is a possibility that all new Kobo devices (and other e-reader manufacturers) will have a UCB-C connector.

https://twitter.com/EU_Commission/st...96773653323782
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That's a Twitter link. The EU has a real website.
Here https://ec.europa.eu/commission/pres.../en/ip_21_4613

It's a proposal. And because the industry has come up with the stupid USB-C design it will be USB-C on everything, within two years of agreeing it and the 27 Nations signing it to local laws.

Famously Apple ignored the previous voluntary micro USB in favour of the Lightning connector.

Also on ALL Apple USB-A cable ends for the charger Apple used their own standard to set the charging current, which meant the Apple device would charge very slowly on non-Apple host ports and chargers.

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https://twitter.com/EU_Commission/st...96773653323782
Would that not be a UCB-S connector?
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