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[Q] NST the only viable eink Tablet?

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6th May 2014, 04:17 AM   |  #1  
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I have been looking around for an eink android tablet.
Is the NST the only option?
I understand that the screen refresh rate severely limits what you can do, but i was wondering if it is otherwise possible to run all apps?

As far as I could find, none of the other eink ereaders (Amazon Kindle, Kobo) can be rooted / made to run regular android apps.
6th May 2014, 09:40 AM   |  #2  
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I have been looking around for an eink android tablet.
Is the NST the only option?
I understand that the screen refresh rate severely limits what you can do, but i was wondering if it is otherwise possible to run all apps?

As far as I could find, none of the other eink ereaders (Amazon Kindle, Kobo) can be rooted / made to run regular android apps.

You can also choose a 13.3" epaper tablet from sony:

http://goodereader.com/blog/electron...e-usa-this-may

I just can't precise if it even runs android.

I believe that neither Kindle or Kobo run android. They use a proprietary OS so, no rooting on them.
6th May 2014, 03:22 PM   |  #3  
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As far as I could find, none of the other eink ereaders (Amazon Kindle, Kobo) can be rooted / made to run regular android apps.

Check the Android on Kobo thread.
They can run Android 2.3.4
6th May 2014, 06:00 PM   |  #4  
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Check the Android on Kobo thread.
They can run Android 2.3.4

Though none of these eink readers runs a modern (4.x) version of android?
17th September 2014, 08:22 AM   |  #5  
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Though none of these eink readers runs a modern (4.x) version of android?

there is the boyue t62 and the boyue t61 the Icarus illumina is a rebrand of the boyue t61. they run android 4.2 I think I am considering getting one myself but android L coming out in a month and that's supposed to be for low power and android one is for low costs devices so I am starting to like the idea of an android one device with eink so I kind of want to wait.
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There have been several readers released recently that run "open" andriod. There is the Onyx Boox T68 and the Icarus Illumina HD. You can find a comparision review of both readers here
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@andTab, you are right about the refresh rate problem, but there is a way around it: NoRefresh enabler. It's a great alternative and it works nicely, too.
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The only eink tablet?

Not at all. For example the Onyx Boox T68 comes with Android 4.0, a higher resolution display, more RAM, a faster processor
and is already open (no root required).

But the NST is by far one of the cheapest EINK devices running Android
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The only eink tablet?

Not at all. For example the Onyx Boox T68 comes with Android 4.0, a higher resolution display, more RAM, a faster processor
and is already open (no root required).

But the NST is by far one of the cheapest EINK devices running Android

Right. It's not even that bad for being the cheapest.

And cheap is always good.

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