Good e-Reader has been running an online Android App Store since 2011. We launched it because many e-readers, smartphone and E INK devices ran Android and most did not have any app store that was preinstalled. In 2012 we launched an Android App, that was available to download and features over 100,000 apps that users can install at a click of a button. Over the next ten years, … [Read more...] about Good e-Reader Android App Store has been Redesigned
Amazon has just announced a new Fire 7 tablet and will retail for $59 in the US and $69 in Canada. It features a 7 inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 with 171 PPI. It is powered by a MediaTek Quad-core 2.0 GHz, 2GB of RAM and either 32 or 64GB of internal storage. If this is not enough, there is an SD card that is capable of an additional 1TB. There is a USB-C … [Read more...] about Amazon Announces New Fire 7 Tablet with Android 11 via FireOS 8
Both Apple and Google have announced plans to remove those apps that have remained unattended on their respective app stores for long, CNET reported. Specifically, both companies have said they are going to remove those apps that have not been updated in the past two years. An estimate by the analyst firm Pixalate has put the number of apps set to be on the chopping block at … [Read more...] about Apple and Google announce removal of abandoned and outdated apps
Amazon recently announced that they are no longer going to allow people to buy audiobooks with the Audible App and ebooks with the Kindle app from their apps on Google Play. This is because Google recently implemented a policy that all in-app transactions are handled through the Google Billing system, whereas before companies had their own billing systems. Starting on June 1st, … [Read more...] about How can you buy from Audible and Kindle on e-readers, phones and tablets?
Amazon recently discontinued purchases on the Kindle app for Google Play. This is currently happening in the United States and other markets will soon follow. This will prevent anyone with a smartphone or tablet from buying books within the app. What about e-readers and e-notes that either come with the Kindle app preinstalled or have the app sideloaded that does not have … [Read more...] about How will the Kindle for Android work on e-readers without Google Play?
Barnes and Noble has been testing audiobook integration for the past couple of months. They have shuttered the dedicated Nook Audiobooks app for Android and iOS, in addition to the old website. The bookseller has been trying to get audiobooks listed on their main website, which has a dedicated landing page. Customers will also see a new audiobook category when searching for … [Read more...] about Barnes and Noble Audiobooks officially launches
Google has announced that on November 1st, 2022, they are going to hide and block the installation of older Android apps. These are apps that have not been updated in a very long time and do not target the later versions of Android. The company said they are doing this because of potential security risks. This will result in people not being able to install thousands of … [Read more...] about Google is going to hide older Android Apps
Many audiobook and ebook companies are at a crossroads. Google recently introduced a new policy where if a developer earns over a million dollars a year, they will charge 30% for every piece of digital content sold. Subscriptions will only be 15%, so we will likely see a rise of unlimited reading apps. This puts the onus on Amazon, who has razer thin margins for book sales and … [Read more...] about Will Amazon stop selling ebooks in their Google Android App?
Audible is changing their app experience on the Android platform. They are switching to Google Play Billing, and this will affect single titles, you will no longer be able to buy them. This will take effect on April 1st, 2022. The company will release a new version of Audible for Android and starting with the Audible for Google Play Android app version 3.23, purchasing titles … [Read more...] about You can no longer buy audiobooks on Audible for Android
As part of an increasing trend that makes it mandatory for individuals to verify their age before being allowed to access restricted content on social media, Google said the same regulations are set to be imposed on viewers in Australia in about a months’ time from now. The company revealed in a blog post users in Australia will be asked to furnish documents such as a driver's … [Read more...] about Google will ask Australians to show ID to use Google Play
Google is keen to make up for the years of neglect that it subjected its tablet segment to. The company had earlier announced the launch of the Android 12L version which it said has been specifically designed for tablets and dual-screen devices. However, it isn't stopping at that but is working to include other tablet-friendly features as well. As Esper revealed, those include … [Read more...] about Upcoming Android version for tablets might include a new Hub Mode
Late last year, Google announced a slew of new features for Android during the holidays. There were many exciting announcements, including new widgets for Google Photos, an organizational system called Family Bell, added functionality to Android Auto, and so much more. One of the announcements that did not get as much spotlight back then was the new Google Play Books widget. … [Read more...] about Google is now rolling out the redesigned Play Books widget
Google is going to be focusing more on optimizing their Android 12 operating system for tablets. This is the first time that the company is putting a priority on large screen devices since 2011, when devices like the Motorola Zoom came out. These devices were aimed at consumers, but Google has been noticing a trend from the dogdays of COVID. Now, Android tablets are being used … [Read more...] about Google is getting serious about optimizing Android 12L for Tablets