ePaper Media Report -- 5.9.22

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How Will the Kindle for Android Work on eReaders Without Google Play?

Good eReader

By Michael Kozlowski

May 8, 2022

Amazon recently discontinued purchases on the Kindle app for Google Play. This is currently happening in the United States and other markets will soon follow. This will prevent anyone with a smartphone or tablet from buying books within the app. What about e-readers and e-notes that either come with the Kindle app preinstalled or have the app sideloaded that does not have Google Play Services right on the device? … Hisense E INK smartphones, iReader, iFlytek, Bigme and other Chinese companies do not have an app store on their devices and users have to exclusively sideload in their own apps.


My Display Week 2022 Expectations

Display Daily

By Bob Raikes

May 6, 2022

I'm rushing around today as I prepare for a transatlantic flight tomorrow. The normal level of stress before a big trip is even worse this year with all the Covid paperwork, but still I'm really looking forward to Display Week … I'll be talking to VESA about its new variable refresh rate standard, looking at new E ink displays, checking all the big panel makers' booths and looking for Porotech, which has some very interesting technology for microLEDs that we have reported on a lot, but that I haven't actually seen for myself, yet.


Amazon’s Made It a Little Harder to Buy Kindle Books on Android

The Verge

By Alex Cranz

May 6, 2022

It felt like a sneaky hack because, for years, you could buy a Kindle book on the Amazon app on an Android device when you couldn’t do the exact same thing on an iOS one. But that unique relationship has ended, as first noted by Ars Technica. When attempting to purchase ebooks on the Amazon app on Android, you’re now directed to a new screen explaining why the purchasing option is gone. If you happen to update the app, you’ll see a similar note as to what you see on an iOS device that says purchasing digital products on the app is unavailable … I went out and purchased an Android E Ink tablet partially because I was excited to not have to jump through the hoops I had to on iOS.

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Top 3 Readers in 2022

PVP Live

By Elle Gellrich

May 6, 2022

The readers use e-ink displays, a technology that mimics conventional printing on paper. These screens make your eyes tired less than glowing LCDs. Unlike smartphones and tablets, an e-reader doesn’t need to be plugged in daily – it can run on a single charge for months. E-books are lighter and more compact than most paper books and can hold thousands of titles. It’s comfortable to carry with you the whole library at once https://www.casinochan.com holds thousands of games on one platform. Such devices are more accessible than paper ones: they are cheaper, and you don’t have to go to the store or wait for delivery. Now there are dozens of e-reader models from different manufacturers, and their average cost is comparable to the price of a smartphone. Here are the best readers.




Onyx Boox Nova Air C Review


By Mark Knapp

May 7, 2022

The Onyx Boox Nova Air C is an update on the black-and-white Nova Air we tested last year. While the Nova Air proved a capable device, bolstered by the versatility that comes from running Android with Google Play support, the Nova Air C doubles down by offering a very similar experience but with added flexibility through the provision of a color LCD layer over the top of the E Ink display.




Meet the Parents Who Refuse to Give Their Kids Smartphones

The Washington Post

By Ellen McCarthy

May 9, 2022

For Adriana Stacey, it’s very simple. “I’ll never buy a smartphone for any of my children,” she says. It’s a personal stance born of professional experiences. Stacey is a psychiatrist who works primarily with high school and college students in Fayetteville, Ark., and in her practice she routinely asks new patients to swipe open their phones and show her how much screen time they’re clocking per day … Vera’s parents do let her have a phone — if you could even call it that. It’s a stripped-down device called a Light Phone that can make calls and send text messages. She’s so embarrassed by it that she almost never brings it out around other kids, especially ones she doesn’t know well.




Experts Can’t Agree on How Much Screen Time Is Too Much for Adults


By Jamie Friedlander Serrano

May 9, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic shifted our lives in myriad ways, including the amount of time we spent glued to our devices. Research published in 2021 found that Americans in their early twenties used their phones an average of 28.5 hours per week in 2020—up from 25.9 hours per week in 2018. One review of studies conducted in 2020 and 2021 put the estimates even higher, finding that average screen time for adults in the U.S. and other countries increased 60–80% from before the pandemic. Excessive screen time has been shown to have negative effects on children and adolescents. It’s been linked to psychological problems, such as higher rates of depression and anxiety, as well as health issues like poor sleep and higher rates of obesity. Many researchers believe that excessive screen use may not be as damaging to adults, but the impact hasn’t been studied as extensively. Recent research has found that it can still have damaging consequences, such as digital eye strain, impaired sleep, and worsened mental health.


Four Trends To Recognize To Thrive in Brick and Mortar Today


By Bobby Marhamat

May 9, 2022

With so many daily responsibilities, it can be difficult for leaders to track one critical question: What do customers want from my brick-and-mortar locations? With Raydiant's State of Consumer Behavior 2022 report, the team tracked prevailing consumer habits and trends so that leaders don't have to. We discovered a shopper base that is seeking exciting in-store experiences, and one that is generally unforgiving of organizations that fail to deliver them — as well as other useful insights. Most brick-and-mortar organizations have blunted the much-hyped "threat" of e-commerce. For most organizations, the focus is now on outpacing direct competitors while continuing to streamline omnichannel systems. Delivering robust, standout customer experiences across all channels remains the way for brick and mortar players to differentiate themselves.