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Chris Lane | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 21 2018 9:46 AM

Mark Nolette:
I’ll try manually and experiment next time. If it works, you will have saved me a lot of effort!

Any luck with this update method, Mark? 

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Mark Nolette | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 21 2018 10:01 AM

Chris Lane:

Mark Nolette:
I’ll try manually and experiment next time. If it works, you will have saved me a lot of effort!

Any luck with this update method, Mark? 

Thanks for asking! I meant to share this news on this forum, but haven't yet. When the last Mars update was available, I let it download and install automatically, without thinking. And it worked - even with adoptable storage enabled. 

Boyue must have fixed the bug that kept updates from properly installing automatically.  I'll take it!    

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Chris Lane | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 21 2018 10:11 AM

Thanks for all of your responses and help, Mark. I am, indeed, debating between the Mars & Nova now. After a bit of research, I figured I would share where my thought process is at in case it is beneficial to anyone else deciding between these two devices. 

According to one of your other posts, you state that the Nova seems to run a bit smoother (except within the app store); this seems to confirm what I have seen in other places. It seems that the Nova might have four higher speed processors while the Mars has eight lower speed processors. I am only tech-ie enough to partially understand this jargon, so, if anyone else who could confirm, correct, or shed more light on the implications of the two processors, it would be much appreciated. This video shows the benchmark #s for both: https://youtu.be/KMIJjnQTzFM (just skip to the end of the video to see the results), and it seems that the Nova might, in fact, be faster/smoother according to these #s. While the Nova does seem smoother in  this side by side comparison (https://youtu.be/somVi24ZgME)–especially in scrolling–it did not seem faster at all times & in all respects.

Mark, IF you have the time to take a peak at the latter vido, does the comparison between the two generally reflect your usage of Logos on the two devices?

At this point, it seems that my decision is coming down to user experience vs the ability to load my library & have them on hand at all times (e.g. when traveling overseas) for research & reading. From what I have seen, the Nova seems to have a bit better user experience between screen size and general smoothness (I’m not a fan of choppy scrolling when trying to read) while the Likebook wins in the convenience category for sheer (potential) storage space. 

Thanks again for all of the help, Mark & company!

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Mark Nolette | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 21 2018 10:11 AM

Jan Krohn:

No idea how to take screenshots without the required buttons, but I took a photo.

There are several free apps, like Screenshot Touch, that allow you to take screenshots on the Mars. 

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Chris Lane | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 21 2018 10:17 AM

Awesome, great to hear! Thanks for the update!

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Mark Nolette | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 21 2018 10:22 AM

Chris Lane:

Thanks for all of your responses and help, Mark. I am, indeed, debating between the Mars & Nova now. After a bit of research, I figured I would share where my thought process is at in case it is beneficial to anyone else deciding between these two devices. 

According to one of your other posts, you state that the Nova seems to run a bit smoother (except within the app store); this seems to confirm what I have seen in other places. It seems that the Nova might have four higher speed processors while the Mars has eight lower speed processors. I am only tech-ie enough to partially understand this jargon, so, if anyone else who could confirm, correct, or shed more light on the implications of the two processors, it would be much appreciated. This video shows the benchmark #s for both: https://youtu.be/KMIJjnQTzFM (just skip to the end of the video to see the results), and it seems that the Nova might, in fact, be faster/smoother according to these #s. While the Nova does seem smoother in  this side by side comparison (https://youtu.be/somVi24ZgME)–especially in scrolling–it did not seem faster at all times & in all respects.

Mark, IF you have the time to take a peak at the latter vido, does the comparison between the two generally reflect your usage of Logos on the two devices?

At this point, it seems that my decision is coming down to user experience vs the ability to load my library & have them on hand at all times (e.g. when traveling overseas) for research & reading. From what I have seen, the Nova seems to have a bit better user experience between screen size and general smoothness (I’m not a fan of choppy scrolling when trying to read) while the Likebook wins in the convenience category for sheer (potential) storage space. 

Thanks again for all of the help, Mark & company!

Hi, Chris,

That video comes pretty close to my experience. Logos/Verbum loads a little faster on my Nova, and app functions are slightly smoother/quicker. Not a huge difference, but enough to notice. I like the range of light warm/cold on the Nova slightly better than the Mars as well. The Mars has the advantage of more potential internal storage (using a microSD card and adoptable storage). 

As for benchmarks, here is a thread in MobileRead where AnTuTu results for both devices are given. The Mars is near the bottom of the first page; the Nova near the top of the second.  Disclaimer: downeaster59 is moi.   

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Chris Lane | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 21 2018 10:44 AM

That’s a super helpful thread. Thanks, Mark!

I think I might actually be leaning towards he Nova now!

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Mark Nolette | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 21 2018 10:58 AM

Chris Lane:

That’s a super helpful thread. Thanks, Mark!

I think I might actually be leaning towards he Nova now!

If you explore further in MobileRead, you will find threads dedicated to each of the two devices.  Nova in Onyx Boox, Mars in Android Devices.  

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Chris Lane | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 21 2018 11:07 AM

Mark Nolette:
If you explore further in MobileRead, you will find threads dedicated to each of the two devices.  Nova in Onyx Boox, Mars in Android Devices.

Good to know, thanks! 

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David Edgren | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 25 2018 4:18 PM

Here's my review of Logos 8 on the Likebook Mars: https://youtu.be/YTyz5YVbR6w

Here's my general review of the Likebook Mars: https://youtu.be/PL32KPVCfVI

And here's my review with Accordance: https://youtu.be/geSKL4e0mkY

Logos 8 is amazing. The Likebook Mars is too. Neither is designed for the other but they are friendly enough that I'll be using them together, but only at home when nobody is watching. Logos 8 on Android is so slow it's embarrassing. It relies on the cloud for everything. I'll be using Accordance as my on the go Bible app (even on my phone!) Until Logos 8 facilitates easy on-device storage for my entire library. Here's hoping. For now, this is a deal breaker. I'll be using Accordance on my phone and tablet and head back in time to the Desktop PC for Logos 8.

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Jesse Blevins | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 30 2018 10:30 PM

Has anyone be able to get audible working on the likebook mars?

It comes with the capability to install the audible app but when I try to do that I can’t get past the screen that says to hit next in order to download the needed materials.

Thanks for the help. 

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Jesse Blevins | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 30 2018 11:02 PM

Jesse Blevins:

Has anyone be able to get audible working on the likebook mars?

It comes with the capability to install the audible app but when I try to do that I can’t get past the screen that says to hit next in order to download the needed materials.

Thanks for the help. 

I found out. He have to go into the app settings and grant permission for drive access.

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Al Dobko | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 9 2019 7:40 PM

I had the same problem and found the same solution, but after I sign in my library doesn’t show; does yours?

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 9 2019 8:56 PM

The new e-ink devices that Onyz announced at CES this week -- particularly the 4GB RAM/64GB storage model -- appear to have specs that could possibly make me buy one.

https://liliputing.com/2019/01/onyx-is-launching-two-new-e-ink-devices-with-wacom-pen-support-adjustable-color-temperature.html 

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Mark Nolette | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 10 2019 4:47 AM

That's really interesting, Bill! Onyx had said that the Nova Pro would not have a frontlight. Nice that they changed their mind. And they also said - when the Note first came out - that getting a frontlight on such a device was very difficult. Glad they figured it out! 

I'm expecting the Note Pro to cost around $600 US.  Maybe a bit more, as the current Note is around $540.  

There is an alternative that will be available soon: the Boyue Likebook Mimas. It's a 10.3 inch display, with a frontlight and Android 6.0.  It will be cheaper than the Note Pro. You will "note" that it has only 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. But... it has a microSD card slot, and Android 6.0 allows for adoptable storage. Pop in a 128 GB microSD card, convert it to internal storage, and you've got room for resources.  It may be that the Note Pro will perform a little better overall, but the Mimas may be worth a look. 

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Ekzhin Ear | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 7 2019 5:20 AM

Hello, just wanted to share: I purchased an Onyx Boox Note from Amazon for $449 and it works great with Microsoft's Remote Desktop App and Logos running on the computer. The downside is that you can only do this at home (unless you have a static public IP and you expose port 3389 to the Internet -> dangerous). The other down downside is this may drain the battery rather quickly. I haven't used it enough to provide any useful statistics, but I can let you know later on if someone is interested. Cheers.

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Denise Haring | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 23 2019 9:28 AM

Thank you!!

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chewbacca | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 18 2019 11:27 PM

Has anyone purchased the Onyx Nova Pro or the Onyx Note Pro and is using it with the Logos app?

I'm interested in hearing what the user experience is like as I'm considering making the purchase.

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Mark Nolette | Forum Activity | Replied: Yesterday 11:12 AM

chewbacca:

Has anyone purchased the Onyx Nova Pro or the Onyx Note Pro and is using it with the Logos app?

I'm interested in hearing what the user experience is like as I'm considering making the purchase.

I have the Nova, but not the Pro version.  (The only difference is that the Pro allows you to use a stylus for writing on the device.) I have run Logos (or Verbum) on several e-Ink devices.  The Nova has been my most satisfying experience thus far.  Several factors.  The size of the screen seems ideal.  The adjustable warm/cold frontlight is a great feature.  Performance is better than most e-Ink devices.  But what puts the Nova over the top is the optimization menu you can access by long-pressing the Logos or Verbum app icon.  You can adjust contrast and background in order to enhance readability.  You can adjust "animation timeout" to make page-turning in the Logos app quicker and smoother.  There are other features you can optimize as well to enhance your reading/viewing experience.  

I can highly recommend the Nova or Nova Pro.  

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Reimar Vetne | Forum Activity | Replied: Yesterday 11:31 AM

Mark Nolette:
I can highly recommend the Nova or Nova Pro.

Mark, thanks for your review. Can you use the stylus to highlight text in the Logos app?

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