Nook Glowlight Plus: Google Books PDF Simulation

Photos taken with the 7-inch Nook tablet. Blurtastic because I couldn’t stretch the security tether to get closer.

This joint:

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Second screensnap page from here:

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Third screensnap page:

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Pinch-zoom enlarge on the Nook Glowlight Plus itself:

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Settings -> Software -> Software Version triple-tap -> scroll down -> turn off Demo -> turn off Daydream.

Go in a book, select text, hit Share icon, see Loading, get Facebook page, hit Help Center, get webpage, put in URL you want.

Bloody amazing!

I returned the Nooks to their demo state.

Text was fully black, high contrast, sharp, and readable.

I can’t express how dammed excited this makes me.

Next-day update: That Samsung Nook 7-inch tablet seemed to lack the “>” symbol in its keyboard. I’ve put it in where it belongs.

I’ve also cropped-zoom the PDF test images to save people from having to click on each image to enlarge:

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Monday November 2 2015 update: I had a second look. They were blurry. My excitement got the better of me. I looked at the original snaps on an iPad Mini 4 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and discovered the problem. Exporting a page from a PDF using PDF XChange Viewer always leads to a mysterious result. The images were just too small. So I used a Tab S2 to get Retina-class screensnaps and replaced them. One of the new snaps simulates using SmartQ Reader. The images were sharp and dark. But this was still just a simulation. How the Nook secret browser renders a PNG image might be — probably is — way different than how things would look running SmartQ Reader.

Previously here:

Nook Glowlight Plus Rooting Notes #7
Nook Glowlight Plus Rooting Notes #6
Nook Glowlight Plus Rooting Notes #5
Nook Glowlight Plus: Skipping Registration Needed
Nook Glowlight Plus Rooting Notes #4
Nook Glowlight Plus Has The Browser Trick!
Nook Glowlight Plus: Hidden Browser Trick Works?
Nook Glowlight Plus Rooting Notes #3
Nook Glowlight Plus Notes #2
Nook Glowlight Plus Notes #1
Nano-Fondle: New Nook Glowlight Plus

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Filed under B&N Nook Touch Rooting, Google Books PDFs

One response to “Nook Glowlight Plus: Google Books PDF Simulation

  1. john

    cool to see B&N tech getting some love; been awhile (generally – not xblog specifically).

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