Hey everyone, I was wondering if any of you have hacked a Kobo Glo?

I am a little frustrated that the browser that comes with the Kobo is so slow - I mean, better than none! But right now what I do is browse for fics on the computer or phone, and then start the Kobo Glo browser, whose homepage I have set for http://archiveofourown.org/works/, then I enter the number of the fic I want, hit the download, et voilĂ . Ten years ago I would've dreamed of a setup this wonderful, but right now, it mostly means I don't bother switching from my phone to the e-reader unless the fic is well above 30k, which obviously is bad both from an eye-health point of view and from an energy consumption point of view.

So, android hacking a Kobo, yay/nay? Does it make the browsing faster? Does it have any benefits at all? Or is there another browser out there that's better than what comes with the Glo? Any tips or tricks would be appreciated.

ETA: to clarify - I'm not looking for instructions on how to hack the device, I'm sure I can find them (though if you have a rec, by all means tell me). I'm more interested in finding out if it's worth it to hack the Kobo if 99.9% of the time I use it I'm reading AO3 epubs.

ETA2: I just updated my Kobo to the newest firmware and it's now significantly faster during scrolling, so that solved that problem. If you've not updated the firmware in a while, I highly recommend it.
After much research, I have come to the conclusion that (1) the only commonly available ereader without out of the box English <-> $language dictionaries is the Kindle, and it's not possible to install additional dictionaries, and (2) my best bet for a number of reasons is probably going to be an Android tablet.

Does anyone know whether there are ereader apps for Android that allow installation of offline English <-> $language dictionaries (I'm interested in Russian, Hungarian, and Swedish particularly, but also French), and whether there are good offline dictionaries available, ones that don't require you to be able to turn the word into its root form (especially important for Hungarian) and which work within the ereader program without having to leave the book?

I've done some looking around and at one point installed Moon+ Reader on my phone and then failed to figure out how to use any of the supposedly available offline dictionaries, but I haven't really been able to find a clear answer and trying to figure out how to do anything ebook-related on my phone (NOT my preferred reading device) makes me cranky.

It looks like Moon+ Reader and ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries might be exactly what I'm looking for, but I can't tell without buying them, so I thought I'd ask if anyone else has successfully used this combo. The ABBYY reviews look like they are expensive if you want to buy the more "advanced" dictionaries and the software may be pretty glitchy.

This is driving me up the wall--it seems like such an incredibly obvious and useful function of ereaders, I'd think everyone would have this kind of feature.
I don't know if this is just an unverified rumour, or if there's fact behind it, but the folks at ereader.com have posted that Amazon will soon support the ePub format.  As a new Kindle owner  I'm pretty excited by this. I'm hoping this will make it easier to get even more books on the Amazon store, and it should make it easier for me to buy books from other retailers without having to run it through Calibre first. And obviously this will be great for everyone else as it'll open the market up further for competition (you know what book you want: do you buy it from B&N, Amazon, Kobo, etc?).

I wonder if this is how they were planning to add library support?

I really hope this is true as I think it would simplify the whole industry. We'd have a lot less "what books will my device support" if epub truly becomes the industry standard.

My introduction to this group! )
So... for a long time I was reading fanfic from AO3 on my iPod Touch. I have to say, I *adored* the way AO3 interacted with iBooks. The chaptering, the formatting... very, very readable. The downside was that if I wasn't near a WiFi hot spot, I couldn't get more when I ran out of stuff to read.

Since I couldn't wait for Apple to make the iPhone available to a company that would give me a data plan that didn't resemble the GNP of a small country, I ended up getting an Android touch screen phone. I love the idea of having my phone/music player/ebook reader/internet all in one small toy! But I can't find an ebook reader I really like for the 'droid and I'm considering dragging the iPod around as an eReader if I have to. I've tried several different free ebook readers on the Android, and while not *awful*, they still don't have that really smooth feel that iBooks has.

Can you guys recommend to me the best (and obviously, my definition of best is 'most closely resembles iBooks) ebook reader available in the Android market for free (or really, really, like less than $5 cheap)?



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