Frustrated in my quest to find a Nexus 9 in any store to test, I did a What The Hell test on the Fire HDX 8.9 tablet.
And people say the Nexus 9 is overpriced:
Abyss opened in the Silk browser:
The Fire tries to show a progress bar …
… but evidently the filesize is not being picked up by its Silk browser, so the bar is really useless. I could never tell how much of a file had been downloaded or the time to finish.
Abyss opened in the unknown built-in PDF reader:
I really didn’t know what to expect in terms of PDF reading software or speed.
As far as Abyss went, I very, very pleasantly surprised by the speed:
But something weird happened.
Here is Abyss opened in the Silk browser:
And here it is opened in the unknown PDF reader:
I have no idea what’s happening there, that a “t” was dropped! I noticed it at the time too. See the video again and I go back to that page to make sure I wasn’t seeing things or having a screen drawing issue.
So The People of the Abyss was really impressive.
But then came Surface Japan:
One of these days I will figure out why Surface Japan is such a pain in the ass on most devices and most PDF reading software.
I tried to do the full 290MB version of The American Magazine, but without being to tell the download time, I gave up.
I’m not a fan of the Fire HDX 8.9 tablet. To make it useful, I’d have to study XDA Developers and see about totally replacing the lame built-in firmware. That’s not something that’s appealing to me.