Special temporary top-of-page insert for eInk (images upgraded to Retina resolution via Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 screensnaps):
This is a new Page so I can use it whenever I’m in a store and need to do the test.
If you have a tablet or phone and want to do it, go ahead. A video on YouTube I could embed in a post would be great too. With everyone having a video-capable cellphone these days, I’m surprised I’m the only one doing these.
Prior Google Book PDF Tests category
Foxit Mobile PDF [Android]
[not the latest version; used in case Google Play access unavailable]
[requires Google Play Store link; can be used to get the latest version of Foxit]
Google Drive: December 9, 2015 of AnTuTu (v6.x?)
Software via APK Downloader links: (July 9, 2015)
Update: When I tested the below APK Downloader links in the field, I was presented with a Session Timeout message. Just click the green button to re-generate the download link. Also, sometimes the download link wouldn’t work depending on how screwed-up a tablet was that had the Google Play Store on it. Maybe I should eventually just put these in my Google Drive, but that’d yield obsolete versions too quickly.
Google Drive alternate: SmartQ Reader
PDF Reader (Ivan Ivanenko)
PDF Reader (pickwick santa)
PDF Reader (seekele)
NEW: App Freezer (No Root)
Google Drive: App Freezer (No Root)
NEW: Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.4 wallpaper [Google Drive]
American Magazine condensed iOS version [38 MBs]
The American Magazine 89 [290 MBs]
Surface Japan [13 MBs]
The King in Yellow [6 MBs]
Fairy Tales from the Far North [30 MBs]
The People of the Abyss [7 MBs]
Thunderbirds Are Go 1966 [48 MBs]
The Thinking Machine [3.5 MBs]
Secret Service: The Bradys: The Queen of Chinatown [8.7 MBs]
LIFE January 1966 (Retina?) [36 MBs]
LIFE July 1969 Moon (Retina?) [31.5 MBs]
Comics Reader app (Kervala)
PDF – Stuntman [20 MBs]
CBZ – Stuntman [44MBs]
PDF – New Gods [14 MBs]
CBR – New Gods [10 MBs]
Root Checker [Google Drive]
SuperSU [Google Drive]
Bluelight screen filter app [Google Drive]
Graffiti for Android 2.0.6 [Google Drive]
Typical X.264 MP4 test video [Google Drive]
Typical Commercial PDF [Google Drive]
Sample dotEPUB file one [Google Drive]
Sample dotEPUB file two [Google Drive]
7 responses to “Google Books PDF Test”
I know you don’t like Windows OS, but you should really take a look at this video at around 17:50, where he shows PDF performance on the Lenovo Thinkpad 8 tablet. I’m not a fan of the port placement on this tablet, but it is a very nice tablet. This is now on my watch list with MiPad, iFive’s MX2, and the Ramos i9s. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UFyDzz7hpA
That SciAm PDF has no real relation to GBooks PDFs. They are made entirely differently.
That may be true, but I still think a Windows device will handle PDF documents better. :)
Have you consider using XODO DOCS?
So far, I’m satisfied with the quality and speed when using this app.
I think, this could be one of the best pdf reader in Android.
I’ve never heard of it. Is it free — or at least have a demo mode that will allow me to open a PDF at a Best Buy?
As I found out. I tried it. It was bad on the Tab A 8.0. Post coming.