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Android can run better eBook readers

February 13, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka

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Android can run better eBook readers

The Moto Development group has taken the first step toward developing a more efficient eBook reader for Google Android. In a video posted to its website, Moto revealed a proof of concept that shows its driver can act as a buffer between Android and e-ink-powered eBooks, confirming the idea that Android can empower the same technology used in the Amazon Kindle.

You may have seen eBook apps in the Android Market, but those less-than-stellar offerings do not employ the technology displayed in Moto’s video. Moto states that an eBook reader using e-ink doesn’t use power when the screen is stable, which does wonders for conserving battery life. That provides more options for developing an efficient reader for the Android OS. Such development is far away, but Moto has proven that the idea is possible.


Android Meets E Ink from MOTO Development Group on Vimeo.

[Moto Labs via Gizmodo]