Yes! The Mini 4.
And it kicked ass too.
I’m in a state of shock.
Not only did it download the PDF that iOS 8.x couldn’t, it opened in iBooks and worked as above.
The video is short because the nearby Mini I used ran out of capacity for the video(!).
I will now go wander the bitter streets of Manhattan in a daze.
More maybe later…
That’s frikkin iBooks up there under his finger!
And since Safari also does split screen, I should be able to have Safari open to the Google Books page and iBooks open next to it. Ideally, I should be able to open a Google Books PDF in iBooks without exiting Safari.
I will find that out later today. It’s my plan to try it at an Apple Store on an iPad Air 2.
Alas, no video.
The 9.7 kept opening the YouTube app instead of the site in Chrome.
A brief video shot at 1080p on the damn sloowwww Dell Venue 8 (Atom Z3480) of three PDFs quickly tested on the Insignia Flex Elite 7.85 using SmartQ Reader.
Updated after the break
Same tests as yesterday, minus CBZ file, and this time on the iPad Air — which has a more powerful CPU than the iPad Mini, plus 2GBs of RAM.
Safari, Google Drive view:
I tried some more PDFs yesterday, many non-Google Books. This was on the iPad Mini current-generation as well as the Insignia Flex Elite 7.85.
The tests were for readability and speed.
If you want to play at home, here are the files stored at my Google Drive:
Thunderbirds Are Go 1966 [48 MBs]
The Thinking Machine [3.5 MBs] [Google Books PDF]
Secret Service: The Bradys: The Queen of Chinatown [8.7 MBs] [Google Books PDF]
LIFE July 1969 Moon (Retina?) [31.5 MBs]
PDF – Stuntman [20 MBs]
CBZ – Stuntman [44MBs]
PDF – New Gods [14 MBs]
CBR – New Gods [10 MBs]
I wanted to see if Best Buy’s stock had changed.
Only one out of the four has the Insignia Flex Elite 7.85. And only one has the Asus ZenPad S 8.0. And they are located miles apart.
It’s taken this long for all four to finally stock the Samsung Galaxy Tab A!
I figured, why not?
I’m soooo glad I did!