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New "Mars" device from Likebook?
#11  ilyats 09-09-2018, 10:25 AM
Icarus starts selling Illumina XL6 st 1st October. Storage cannot be expanded i.e. no SD card. Price 229.95€ https://www.icarusreader.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=318&search=Xl+6
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#12  Matilo 09-09-2018, 02:20 PM
I would be surprised if the Mars and XL6 are different devices. So I expect that the specs and description on the Icarus website will be adjusted and both devices will have SD Card Slot.
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#13  crane3 09-09-2018, 02:39 PM
Likebook Mars has landed(?) at Amazon for $239 but with a 3rd party seller.

"https://www.amazon.com/Likebook-Reader-7-8300ppi-Touchscreen-Audible/dp/B07H4GF6HD/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536514599&sr=8-1&keywords=likebook+mars"
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#14  ilyats 09-09-2018, 03:30 PM
Quote crane3
Likebook Mars has landed(?) at Amazon for $239 but with a 3rd party seller.

"https://www.amazon.com/Likebook-Reader-7-8300ppi-Touchscreen-Audible/dp/B07H4GF6HD/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536514599&sr=8-1&keywords=likebook+mars"
Now it lists price $259 and, if I understand correctly, only 1 piece left.
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#15  boyuefan 09-10-2018, 05:43 PM
I've subscribed to his youtube channel and seems he uploaded a hands-review for the Mars. So is it confirmed that Likebook Mars = Icarus Illumina XL6???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gewpSYuTG9E

Looks like this device is very promising! I think I'm gonna order mine soon on Amazon. Also found a review in perhaps this guy's blog
https://eyestraintreatment.com/boyue-likebook-mars-illumina-xl6-unboxing-hands-on-review/
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#16  Matilo 09-11-2018, 08:23 PM
It seems that you can order the device on jd.com

http://item.jd.com/32396233517.html
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#17  Guns4Hire 09-12-2018, 12:22 AM
No turn page buttons at all?
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#18  airbus02 09-12-2018, 03:32 PM
There was one user (can't remember where) who said that boyue o/s wasn't supporting Google apps out of the box with this device.

I"m mainly interested in having something that's Android 6.0 capable in order to use google docs etc.
Can anyone confirm?
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#19  Matilo 09-12-2018, 04:30 PM
Yes, it seems to be true, that google play is not preinstalled:

https://youtu.be/hq4UFFq7HMY

And IMO it will be difficult to install it.
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#20  downeaster59 09-12-2018, 04:43 PM
Quote Matilo
Yes, it seems to be true, that google play is not preinstalled:

https://youtu.be/hq4UFFq7HMY

And IMO it will be difficult to install it.
Boyue did not include Google Play Store, etc., in the T63 that I bought some time ago. So, not surprising that it would not be on this new device.

Although many Android apps can be sideloaded onto this device (I assume), one would have to root this new device to install Play Store & other Google apps. Rooting itself may be easy or difficult. Then, once the device is rooted, installing Google apps is its own challenge!

In time, someone may figure all this out on the Likebook Mars and post how to do it.

I'm tempted by the Mars, but I'm trying to be good. I've spent too much money on what I already have!
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