FBReader 2.8.6/2.8.7 for Android

November 29, 2017
  • Full compatibility with Android 8 and Android Go.
  • Adaptive launcher icon for devices with Android 8. Phones and tablets with Android 7 and lower continue to use old icon.
  • Fixed progress indicator renedring on high-density screens.
  • Minor fixes.

Updated 30 November 2017: version 2.8.7 fixes launcher icon on Android 7.1.

Black Friday 2017 sale

November 24, 2017

FBReader Premium for Android is on sale! 40% off till end of 1st December (Greenwich time). Reasons to buy:

  • Integration with online translators: Google, Yandex.
  • Built-in support for PDF and comic book formats (CBR, CBZ).
  • Thumbnail library view. 100% ad-free. (You can revert to classic library view if you prefer.)
  • Your purchase supports the FBReader project.

How to buy (Russian) books in FBReader for Android

October 01, 2017

Updated version of the guide, in Russian. Buy books directly from the reader!

The detailed illiustrated guide (in Russian).

FBReader for Android 2.8.5

September 29, 2017

This release fixes performance issues on high-end devices, e.g. Google Pixel.

  • Fixed background rendering for high-resolution screens
  • Added new background “Paper”, taken from the iOS version. This background is now default in Premium version. All built-in backgrounds, including “Sepia” (default for the free version), and “Sand” (old default for the Premium), are available to select in “Colours & Wallpapers” section of the Settings dialogue
  • Premium version only: Radaee PDF library updated to version 3.14 (from 3.9)
  • Fixed minor formatting issues
  • Updated Belarusian localisation (by Zmicer Turok)
  • Updated Czech localisation (by Marek Pavelka)

Bookshelf plugin 1.7.1

September 22, 2017

The last release of the plugin. We will not update it anymore. All new bookshelf features will only be added to FBReader Premium.

Upcoming FBReader 3.0 will not support this plugin.

  • The plugin starts FBReader Premium if the premium is installed, and the free version is not installed
  • Clear error message if the bookshelf cannot connect to FBReader in background

FBReader 2.8.4 for Android

September 15, 2017

Minor update for both free and premium apps in on its way to the Google Play.

  • Fixed issue with upgrade from versions older than 2.7
  • Fixed double tap processing in reading mode
  • Fixed text style logic for MOBI files with embedded CSS
  • The free version only: added YoWindow menu item. YoWindow is a sophisticated weather widget for your device. You can enable/disable menu items in Settings → Menu → Menu items

FBReader 2.8.1 for Android

June 27, 2017

This major update of both free and Premium versions brings a number of improvements:

  • New set of default text styles. Some old formatting issues (e.g., for poems in fb2) have gone. CSS support improved too.
  • New default library view (in Premium Edition) shows cover thumbnails only. You can select old look if you want.
  • New Google authentication dialogue for synchronisation and network library access.
  • Automatic book format detection. File extension does not matter anymore, except for *.txt and *.html files. (Some issues with MS Word documents were introduced in 2.8 and fixed in 2.8.1.)
  • Updated Polish and Portuguese localisations.
  • Free version adds billing permission, for future book purchasing. There are no in-app purchases implemented in the current version.
  • In celebration of the release, FBReader Premium is 30% off until the end of 2nd July (Greenwich time).

Get it on Google Play

Android plugins 1.7

June 21, 2017

FBReader Android plugins (bookshelf, and the format plugins: PDF, DjVu, and comics) updated to version 1.7.

The bookshelf has been changed significantly. We added new default look, book thumbnails. The same look will be available in forthcoming Premium 2.8.

The format plugins include minor fixes. All the plugins are fully compatible with upcoming FBReader 2.8.

The plugins page on this site.