News: Android

FBReader 3.6.4 for Android

15th April 2024

The maintenance release

  • Shows notifications for any background activity, as required by Google Play
  • Improves the app stability, including the library scanning

FBReader 3.6.2 for Android

25th March 2024

The minor update

  • Fixes Google Translate issues
  • Tweaks the library view UI
  • Improves the app stability

FBReader 3.6.0 for Android

7th February 2024

The major update starts a new series, 3.6.*. In this release

  • The cards view in the library is back. Please note that you can change the cards size in the settings.
  • Zip-archives reading now works via the libzip library. It opens more books and is more stable than the old code.
  • The Huawei license check is fixed.
  • The target API raises to 34 (Android 14).
  • Multiple UI and stability fixes.

FBReader 4.0 beta 62 for Android

15th January 2024

The first 2024 update brings a significant change to the reader core. We have replaced the obsolete zip archive support with the modern libzip library. That means some ePub (and other zip files) that were not openable by FBReader will work now. On the other hand, any change in the core is potentially dangerous. Please report if you found some crashes or slowdowns with this release.

We have also fixed a few UI points and the Huawei AppGallery license check issue.

FBReader 3.5.5 for Android

18th December 2023

The final update of 2023 brings a few enhancements:

  • New appearance option: “Neglect screen notches”. It is helpful for devices with a wrongly detected notch, e.g., if the front camera is hidden under the screen.
  • The app stores the correct reading per cent now. Reading progress will be shown correctly in the library. However, you have to open a book with the wrong indicator to fix it.
  • The footer is visible over the reading-aloud panel. You can optionally switch to the old behaviour.
  • The old-style footer option is back.
  • Better processing of font lists in CSS. Previously, the app has used only the first item.
  • Better popup position on the screen: the system panels do not overlap the windows.
  • Saving position after the end of continuous scrolling works correctly. Sometimes, there was a one-line inaccuracy.