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New "Mars" device from Likebook?
#1  boyuefan 09-04-2018, 01:05 AM
Hi I just heard that Likebook has just released a new ebook reader called "Mars". Does anyone have any info on this? The only thing I could find is the below YouTube video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C89GLGlNwgs
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#2  viceant 09-04-2018, 06:00 AM
Quote boyuefan
Hi I just heard that Likebook has just released a new ebook reader called "Mars". Does anyone have any info on this? The only thing I could find is the below YouTube video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C89GLGlNwgs
I hope it's not fake. Boyue OS? I guess it's a layer over Android.
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#3  leyaniv 09-04-2018, 06:44 AM
The SOC (RK3368) officially supports Android 5.1, and there are unofficial ports of Android 7.1 for some devices. This could mean a decent upgrade over the Likebook Plus.
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#4  ilyats 09-04-2018, 05:33 PM
Quote viceant
I hope it's not fake. Boyue OS? I guess it's a layer over Android.
Boyue OS is launcher app with integrated book readers. It comes with the v2.0.0 firmware preview on Likebook Plus, and, according to photos I have seen in the Net, with Likebook Note.
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#5  Neru 09-04-2018, 06:49 PM
There are specifications if someone is interested. http://www.yunyaokz.com/1279.html (did not notice that there were English versions on e-reader blogs already. That webpage is still handy for new firmware releases) That A2 mode looks neat though. Hope they add that to the firmware of other e-readers.
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#6  wyzer 09-05-2018, 05:55 AM
I want it !!!

https://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2018/09/04/new-7-8-inch-likebook-mars-with-octa-core-processor-videos/
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#7  Nate the great 09-05-2018, 01:25 PM
Boyue told me it runs Android 6.0:https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/09/04/boyue-likebook-mars-features-an-octacore-cpu/
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#8  ilyats 09-06-2018, 06:30 PM
Another English article, confirms that it has Android 6.0 https://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/boyue-likebook-mars-will-be-released-soon
Icarus is to sell it as Icarus Illumina XL6 for €268
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#9  snazzy_cauldron 09-07-2018, 08:43 AM
Quote ilyats
Another English article, confirms that it has Android 6.0 https://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/boyue-likebook-mars-will-be-released-soon
Icarus is to sell it as Icarus Illumina XL6 for €268
What are the pros/cons of getting the Boyue version compared to the Icarus one? Is it simply logo rebranding and that Icarus ship from EU? Or do Icarus make more substantial changes? Which company usually has better corporate or grassroots support?
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#10  PharaohsVizier 09-07-2018, 02:44 PM
The lack of a physical button for home/back worries me. Most apps will have a constant navigation bar, which is good and bad. Probably easier access but eats into real estate.
Otherwise, this looks like a good successor to the Likebook Plus. The A2 looks like it improved and the orange light will be nice.
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