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Kindle app on Arnova 10 G2

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:49 pm
by wornomad123
Hi all - recently bought an Arnova 10 G2, and really pleased with it so far. Have loaded the Kindle app from Amazon, but whenever I try to read an e-book, it misses the top line off, behind the toolbar, whatever size of text I select, or whichever way I hold the tablet. Is there something I can do to remove the toolbar, or hide it, or show the whole page. Seems curious to not be able to read the top line of a new page on an e-book, but haven't been able to unearth a way forward.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Re: Kindle app on Arnova 10 G2

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:49 am
by nuismer
I Have the Same Problem

I recently bought an Arnova 8 G2 and have the same problem with the Arnova. I have tried the Kindle App and another game and neither program can get the Arnova to give it full screen permission. My other Tablets running the same programs will slide away the "notification" or "status" bar. In addition, all the programs that I have used that will only display in "Portrait Mode" display up side down. In other words, the physical buttons must be at the top to read the screen. Anyone else have the same problem?

Re: Kindle app on Arnova 10 G2

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:15 pm
by finless
I have figured out a very round about way to get rid of the status bar and also explain why apps that were not made properly to handle the status bar have this problem.

Have a read here:
http://www.arctablet.com/blog/forum/arn ... tatus-bar/

Bob

Re: Kindle app on Arnova 10 G2

Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:36 am
by nuismer
finless wrote:I have figured out a very round about way to get rid of the status bar and also explain why apps that were not made properly to handle the status bar have this problem.

Have a read here:
http://www.arctablet.com/blog/forum/arn ... tatus-bar/

Bob
Thanks Bob for your excellent information and work around. I don't want to root my Arnova at this time. I did some more testing myself and with the help of a few friends we tested five other tablets with the Kindle App. All of them except the Arnova worked fine. In all of them when you actually go into the book, the "status bar" slides away leaving all the text readable. When you tap the center of the screen, the "status bar" and the position bar move in to place on the top and the bottom. I have sent an e-mail to Arnova Customer Service asking about the problem. I'll give their reply when I get it. Again, thanks for all your work
John

Re: Kindle app on Arnova 10 G2

Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:59 pm
by wornomad123
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Thanks Bob for your excellent information and work around. I don't want to root my Arnova at this time. I did some more testing myself and with the help of a few friends we tested five other tablets with the Kindle App. All of them except the Arnova worked fine. In all of them when you actually go into the book, the "status bar" slides away leaving all the text readable. When you tap the center of the screen, the "status bar" and the position bar move in to place on the top and the bottom. I have sent an e-mail to Arnova Customer Service asking about the problem. I'll give their reply when I get it. Again, thanks for all your work
John[/quote]

As with you John, grateful for the help Bob - does seem to be rather an extreme means of simply trying to get rid of the taskbar, particularly as you have to do it each time you do or don't want the bar. I have also emailed Arnova Customer Service, and accepting the holiday period delays things, am awaiting a reply from them. Interesting to see if we get the same response!

Re: Kindle app on Arnova 10 G2

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:54 pm
by Wusster
I have exactly the same problem and I have stupidly paid for and downloaded a load of books from Amazon. It was only after closer inspection I too realised the top line(s)of text were missing. Really annoyed with myself. Would be great if anyone hears of a straightforward fix.

Re: Kindle app on Arnova 10 G2

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:33 pm
by Sm1thson
watching this topic closely, my wife found the same problem last night. (Arnova 10 g2)

I wouldnt hold my breath for Arnova to respond, kindle is a third party app and also not on appslib so I expect them to wash their hands of it.

a simple workaround would be well received.

edit: looking on bobs link it looks like kindle are to blame for not implementing the full screen correctly, so they need moaning at (and further it looks like some other readers ad an adjustable boarder which overcomes the problem simply on their end).

Re: Kindle app on Arnova 10 G2

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:01 pm
by Wusster
Thanks Bob. Have done as you suggested and also installed Button Savior. No issues and I can access everything I need to on the tablet from wherever I am at the time without needing to reset.

Cheers Andy

Re: Kindle app on Arnova 10 G2

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:35 am
by nuismer
Wusster wrote:Thanks Bob. Have done as you suggested and also installed Button Savior. No issues and I can access everything I need to on the tablet from wherever I am at the time without needing to reset.

Cheers Andy
So now you can read the top line in the Kindle e-reader? Did you have to root the Tablet as Bob suggested to get rid of the "status" bar? If so, what about the battery level and notifications?

Re: Kindle app on Arnova 10 G2

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:56 am
by nuismer
Sm1thson wrote:watching this topic closely, my wife found the same problem last night. (Arnova 10 g2)

I wouldnt hold my breath for Arnova to respond, kindle is a third party app and also not on appslib so I expect them to wash their hands of it.

a simple workaround would be well received.

edit: looking on bobs link it looks like kindle are to blame for not implementing the full screen correctly, so they need moaning at (and further it looks like some other readers ad an adjustable boarder which overcomes the problem simply on their end).

I don't think that Bob actually said that Kindle is to blame for the problem. And as I understand what he said Kindle does not fail to implement the full screen usage correctly. In all the other 5 different makers of tablets that I tried the Kindle e-reader worked exactly as he said it should and it got full screen and you could read all the text. The Arnova could not give full screen. When the Kindle e-reader was in full screen, a tap in the center of the screen gives back the status bar on the top and a location bar at the bottom so you can quit the app by the soft back button. I thought that the Arnova could not give full screen. It's more complicated that that!! I've found two apps on the Arnova that do get full screen. The Camera app and the Video Player. But they both have a built in return button to get you out of them. I await the answer from Arnova Customer Service.

Re: Kindle app on Arnova 10 G2

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:30 am
by wornomad123
Still no resolution to the Kindle app issue yet, but following some of the comments have decided to take it up with Amazon support. They are currently investigating the issue and are advising response by 15/1/12. Initially asked the usual question about settings, and changing the direction of the Kindle to enable rotation, but reported that that doesn't help either, so we'll see what the response is and I'll post again then.

Re: Kindle app on Arnova 10 G2

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:30 pm
by linziupp
I have an arnova 8g2 and couldn't read the top lines when on Aldiko. What I did was, in Aldiko, load a book, go to settings > more, and change the margins to 50. At least it worked for me, it may solve your problem too??

Re: Kindle app on Arnova 10 G2

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:38 am
by nuismer
nuismer wrote:
finless wrote:I have figured out a very round about way to get rid of the status bar and also explain why apps that were not made properly to handle the status bar have this problem.

Have a read here:
http://www.arctablet.com/blog/forum/arn ... tatus-bar/

Bob
Thanks Bob for your excellent information and work around. I don't want to root my Arnova at this time. I did some more testing myself and with the help of a few friends we tested five other tablets with the Kindle App. All of them except the Arnova worked fine. In all of them when you actually go into the book, the "status bar" slides away leaving all the text readable. When you tap the center of the screen, the "status bar" and the position bar move in to place on the top and the bottom. I have sent an e-mail to Arnova Customer Service asking about the problem. I'll give their reply when I get it. Again, thanks for all your work
John
I still have had no answer from Arnova Customer Support. That, and the problem of some apps showing upside down, have made me give up on Archos. I have 5 other Archos devices but I think that Archos no longer builds good products. I returned the Arnova 8 G2 and got a Pandigital SuperNova for the same price. In my opinion the Pandigital is a superior Tablet and has many more features.