New e-ink tablets and e-readers with stylus

Here’s a new and interesting 8-inch Gallery3 color e-ink tablet with the usual Wacom pen capability.

SPECS
Display: E INK Gallery 3
Screen Size: 8.0
Color PPI: 300 PPI
WACOM Active Digitizer: Yes
Front Light – Yes
Color Temperature – Yes
Processor – ARM Cortex A55 Quadcore 2.3 GHZ
RAM:6GB
Internal Storage:128GB
Physical Page Turn Buttons: No
MicroSD: Yes (128GB)
WIFI: YES
Front Camera: 5MP
Back Camera: 5MP

Operating System: Android 11
Battery:4000mAh
Digital Pen:Yes
Data Connector:USB-C
Bluetooth: Yes
Waterproof: No
Audio: Yes
Microphone: 4 Noise Cancellation Microphones

Available on: 2/14/2023 at 12:20:00

Voja’s take:

And the price is… hold onto something or sit down… Ready?

$699.99 USD preorder.

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I wish Samsung would do something like that. The only reason being that I want to run Samsung Notes on it.

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FWIW you can sideload Samsung notes on any modern android version 11 or higher device

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You can? Didn’t know that. But sideloading means I have to get hold of the APK, no automatic upgrades and no syncing, or?

That’s true about manually installing and updating. APKmirror is very good at having the current version available.

Syncing between devices does work, as you use a Samsung account including the Windows version that’s on the MS app store

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Boox Tab Ultra unboxing video:

Very positive, and also, very tempting. Will definitely be getting one if the Kindle Scribe doesn’t work out, and a v2 w/ a 300ppi screen is getting close to “must buy, will sleep on couch” status.

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I wonder if you need Samsung store installed to have Samsung note running an Sync, like you need Google play service to install your paid app.

I managed to sideload an old version (that no longer available from the store) of an App on my old tablet with ancient Android version. Paid in app purchase on the new version of the app in my new phone, and I was able to activate the purchase with the same gmail account on the old tablet.

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You need one additional app. Samsung Account, for syncing. And of course you need a Samsung account as it uses the cloud for syncing and it will sync with the Samsung Notes app in the Windows App store as well as the Android stuff.

The Samsung Account app is up on places like APK mirror

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Interesting, I didn’t expect Samsung accounts service to be able to be sideloaded, too. Is it the same for Amazon store?

You can get it direct from Amazon.

The Amazon App

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I have to sync it manually on my Surface Go, and I need to initiate it twice before the sync kicks in.

Interesting, we have a bunch of Surface Go’s used with Samsung and a few Motorola phones and we haven’t seen any issues. I wonder what’s different?

Alas, it isn’t every single time, but about 80 % of the time. Could using public Wi-Fi be an explanation?

Yes it could, a lot of public Wifi blocks a lot of syncing related or most stuff that isn’t just HTTP/HTTPS type traffic to reduce congestion.

The Starbucks near our offices , blocks all Windows updates for instance

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A very positive report on the Onyx Boox Tab Ultra — Sketchbook runs:

I’ve been waiting for one of these eink tablets to finally offer a raster based drawing app that wouldn’t bog down overtime like the default vector notetaking apps that come with remarkable, onyx, supernote. I was excited about Onyx Boox and the entire android app market to deliver, but was dissapointed in the performance of Sketchbook and other painting apps on my first device the Note 5. But finally the Tab Ultra delivers with sketchbook and other painting apps working great, even better with ultrafast mode. So yeah this is for any other artists out there waiting to pull the trigger

Now i wish anyone would bother to do a video test of sketchbook / CSP / Krita running one of these eink full Android devices.

Looks like there will be a lot of testing to be done:

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Lenovo possibly using EMR again?!

Well I never!

Yup, looks like it. Probably using the same display and such as Boox, et al. Here’s the promotional image with English translation.


I think it should read “no pairing or charging”.

Yeah we’ve heard that they pretty much are the default choice for e-ink, pen enabled devices due to much lower power consumption, lower RFI output (which e-ink is more sensitive to than LCD or OLED) and pen simplicity (no battery)

Checking this morning they also seem to have loosened their licensing structure specifically for e-ink devices and going down to as small as six inches. I haven’t seen any announcement in that size yet, but I have to think there is likely one or more on the way in the sub 10 inch range

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