12-21-2011 08:15 PM
I am so confused I don't know exactly where to begin.
I tried to download an EPUB format ebook from 2 different websites, and all i get is a worthless "download failed" message every time, with no explanation of the cause.
The user manual included on the A1 has NO troubleshooting section, NO index, and apparently NO ability to search the manual. Where can I go for more complete documentation, especially troubleshooting, although a tutorial would be nice, too.
Thanks to anyone who can help me!!!
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12-21-2011 10:33 PM
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12-21-2011 10:57 PM
Not much help with the manual...there really isn't one that is of any use. As for your second question...
What epub reader are you using? and from what site(s) are you attempting to download?
I have not had any problem downloading epubs. Perhaps your download is timing out. I am assuming you are trying to download a "free" epub file, or, if paid, you have an account with the source of the file.
12-22-2011 07:21 AM
12-22-2011 08:04 AM
The A1 is just Android with practically nothing to make it unique. An A1 user's manual is bound to be worthless. The Android user's guide is here... just ignore the phone bits: Android 2.3.4 Manual
As for EPUB, the Overdrive Media Console has a built-in EPUB reader and would have the side-effect of giving you access to libraries: Overdrive Media Console
If you provide a link to the problematic EPUB, I can tell you if it would work.
12-22-2011 09:50 AM
I'm downloading from project Gutenberg and Baen free library, via the browser, as I do from my desktop. Not using an Epub reader yet. Lenovo manual doesn't say if one is preloaded or not. If not, can you recommend one.
Check the Market. For free books, especially Classics, I like FBReader. It is pretty full featured and has PC platform versions as well. It doesn't read PDFs, but you might have found a pre-installed Documents To Go which does.
For both free and paid books, Nook, Kindle and Google Books are also available and free. You need accounts with B&N and Amazon to use their software, but they will sync your books across platforms. That is really nice if you read on different devices, and means you can get books on any platform and open them on any other.
There are lots of other readers. You should try them out and find the one most useable for you.