Google Play Books

asked 2015-01-19 22:26:38 +0200

Mikaela gravatar image

I managed to successfully install Google Play following the instructions here and using it I got Google Play Books installed. But when I open any book, the app opens web browser with empty page.

Does anyone have any experience with this or how I could read books using the app? I recently moved from Android and I have most of my ebooks at Google Play Books. I know that they can be exported from there to other apps, but I like the interface.

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Why don't you just use an Android phone? I am not being sarcastic, just curious - if you want to use Google features why not stick with Google's OS? Otherwise you will have to resort to half-baked hacks ... which may void your phones warranty, waste your time and ultimately all those 'hacks' do is to retard the growth of Sailfish ecosystem / mobile platform ...

sifartech ( 2015-01-20 00:31:27 +0200 )edit

Android phones don't give me enough freedom and from my experience they crash a little too often. I have also never received any upgrades to Android OS.

From Google Services I mainly use just Google Play Music All Access (because Spotify doesn't have Chromecast support and their Linux client seems to break often and the UI isn't very nice looking) and Google Play Books, because I used to buy books there and later uploaded my own ones. I also have bought most of my apps from Google Play Store and Jolla Store doesn't appear to have so much choice. I also have F-Droid installed, but it's probably also a "hack".

More on Android, rooting has also usually void the warranty of the phone and I think I saw discussion on retarding the growth of Sailfish ecosystem in the instructions of installing Google Play Store.

Mikaela ( 2015-01-20 09:49:21 +0200 )edit

Android does not have an elegant looking as sailfish and no gesture controls. Using Google apps on Jolla to me I get benefit of both - good software on a nice OS. I would love to see Play Books working on Sailfish in the future.

Waxberry ( 2015-01-20 13:54:39 +0200 )edit

@Mikaela , @Waxberry - Thanks for clarifying. All those "android hacks" / apps depresses" me a bit because I feel it prevents the Sailfish apps ecosystem from growing.

sifartech ( 2015-01-20 23:36:38 +0200 )edit