e-reading on smartphones

A dedicated smartphone for e-reading?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 6, 2015 // 3 Comments

The launch of the ASUS ZenPhone Selfie, a smartphone – well, obviously – optimized for taking selfies, put me in mind of other dedicated, specialized phones out in the market right now. [...]

The curious case of the developing world’s smartphone gender gap

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 2, 2015 // 1 Comment

Waiting for new smartphone programs like Android One to bring the four billion global citizens who still don’t have internet access, and put ebooks in the hands of the developing world? Well, [...]

Yota Devices moving from Russia to Canada

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

According to a report in Canada’s Financial Post, Yota Devices, the makers of router equipment and the very interesting Yotaphone, is relocating from its original home base in Moscow to either [...]

How I modded my aging smartphone into a proper ereading platform

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 1, 2014 // 1 Comment

Following Juli Monroe’s illuminating article on how she installed Cyanogen Mod 11 on her Nook HD, I thought I’d share how I pulled off a similar trick on my aging ZTE Skate, an older [...]

Kindle for Android vs. Kindle for iOS

By libertyc
January 14, 2013 // 10 Comments

A common complaint about Android apps in comparison to iOS apps is that Android apps are often missing features or seem “unfinished” and not as polished. While I’ve found that to be true in [...]

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