Feb 26 AT 2:37 PM Taylor Wimberly 3 Comments

Android eReader updates: Alex, eDGE, Nook

Are you in the market for an Android-powered eReader? The Nook has been available since last year and two new devices are about to be launched. I gave into the hype and actually pre-ordered a Nook, which I have been very happy with (see unboxing and initial thoughts). We also got to play with the upcoming Alex and eDGe at during CES and I chose the Alex as the Best eReader of CES.

A few notes about upcoming Android eReaders:

None of these devices have support for the official Android Market, but the Alex and eDGE can run standard Android applications. The Nook can also load Android apps, but it requires a little bit of hacking.

If you are buying a device solely to read books I would suggest the Nook, but keep an eye on the Alex when it is finally released next month.

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  • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

    Three months ago the Alex would have been in a decent position, they have let it slip too close to the iPad and the rest of the more full featured Android tablets. I’m sure they’ll find some market, but unless they drop closer to the Nook’s price I think it’s going to be pretty short-lived.

  • http://Website Nick

    I’m going to wait for the Notion Ink Adam tablet to use as an eReader. I don’t read enough to warrant spending so much on something that can only do one thing, but with the Adam’s Pixel Qi display I can use it to read eBooks as well as any other task.

  • http://Website Tim

    I recently purchased an Android Cruz, i really enjoy it but am having some difficulties. The time will always revert to defaults upon shut down. When restarting or when left in sleep mode page jumping occurs. Shutting down is difficult because the screen goes dark before shutdown actually happens. Is there an update available or can I look forward to one?

  1. Three months ago the Alex would have been in a decent position, they have let it slip too close to the iPad and the rest of the more full featured Android tablets. I’m sure they’ll find some market, but unless they drop closer to the Nook’s price I think it’s going to be pretty short-lived.

  2. NickGuest 5 years ago

    I’m going to wait for the Notion Ink Adam tablet to use as an eReader. I don’t read enough to warrant spending so much on something that can only do one thing, but with the Adam’s Pixel Qi display I can use it to read eBooks as well as any other task.

  3. TimGuest 4 years ago

    I recently purchased an Android Cruz, i really enjoy it but am having some difficulties. The time will always revert to defaults upon shut down. When restarting or when left in sleep mode page jumping occurs. Shutting down is difficult because the screen goes dark before shutdown actually happens. Is there an update available or can I look forward to one?