BOOX V3.0 Firmware Changelog

For Max3, Note2, Nova2, Poke2 and previous models

changelog

Since the release of V3.0 Firmware’s new features on Max Lumi and Note Air, many users have been waiting for their firmware updates.

Based on the beta test group’s feedback and suggestions, we’ve eliminated some bugs, improved many features, and well prepared for the mass release. This week, we’re releasing the V3.0 Firmware update package for Max3, Note2, Nova2, and Poke2. You can update your device via OTA (Settings>Firmware Update) or download the package and install it manually.

We highly appreciate the BOOX users in the beta test group 🧡.

At the same time, we’re developing and debugging the latest firmware for older models, such as Note Pro and Nova Pro. We’ll announce it once the update packages are ready and add their changelogs to this post. Stay tuned!

Max3/Note2/Nova2

NeoReader

  1. Optimize the look-up interface of Dictionary.
  2. Support to select and look up English phrases.
  3. Support zooming under PDF scrolling mode.
  4. Optimize PDF sharpening effect.
  5. Optimize the layout of highlights and annotations when they are exported to the third-party note-taking Apps. 
  6. Change the upper right corner to quickly add bookmarks using the stylus (this area does not support turning pages using stylus any more).
  7. Optimize the main menu interfaces.
  8. Support third-party dictionary Apps. 【Learn More>>】
  9. Turning pages manually is supported during TTS. (TTS remains its original progress).
  10. Optimize the function of selecting phrases and looking up the dictionary. 
  11. Optimize the top and bottom margins of the Flow Documents to reduce the bottom margin. 
  12. Optimize the smoothness of the strokes in exported PDF handwriting.

Notes

  1. Add list mode.
  2. Add layers (template layer + 5 custom layers ). 【Learn More>>】
  3. Add Pencil and marker ( The pencil color is only in black).
  4. Add copy and paste among different notepads (Go to Notes thumbnail view, select and copy to).
  5. Add switch to another notepad within a Notepad (Tap Notepad name and expand the list, then select the notepad you want to switch to).
  6. Optimize the stroke eraser. (The template is no longer covered. The erased content will no longer be displayed after the selection area of lasso tool is moved).
  7.  Add Toolbar indicator to full-screen mode of the Notes.
  8. Add exit alert ( It is off by default. Go to Notes Settings to enable it. This is to avoid exiting the Notepad by accidental touch).
  9. Add color stroke display effect switch (original color shows non-black on BOOX).
  10. Fix an issue of occasionally freezing when embedding notes. 

System

  1. Add Gestures (Settings / More Settings / Gesture Manager).【Learn More>>】
  2. Split-Screen supports third-party Apps (Apps optimization and screencast are disabled under Split-Screen).【Learn More>>】
  3. Add grouping Apps ( this supports bulk management).
  4. The screensaver supports to rotate to horizontal orientation.
  5. Push pictures for Screensaver directly via push.boox.com.
  6. Add Clock Screensaver.
  7. Add PushRead (Send web articles to your BOOX to read).【Learn More>>】
  8. The Navigation Ball supports permanent buttons which offer quick access to different functions.
  9. Add Gallery, which supports picture editing. ( The picture is still opened by NeoReader by default. Please open images with Gallery if you need to edit them).【Learn More>>】
  10. Add keeping Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/Audio active during sleep mode. (This is off by default. Go to System Settings / Power Management to enable it). 
  11. Remove network timeout settings. 
  12. Add Arabic / Hebrew system languages. 
  13. Optimize Dictionary style.
  14. Optimize Bluetooth reconnection after waking up BOOX. 
  15. Optimize the speed of turning pages by tapping the Navigation Ball button in the browser.
  16. Fix the problem of abnormal Google Keep interface. 
  17. Fix the problem of binding a mobile number after logging into ONYX account.
  18. Fix the problem of abnormal download of some books in Bookstore.
  19. Fix the problem of browser download crash.
  20. Fix the problem that the standby image is not switched occasionally during standby mode.

Poke2

NeoReader

  1. Optimize the look-up interface of Dictionary.
  2. Support to select and look up English phrases.
  3. Support zooming under PDF scrolling mode.
  4. Optimize PDF sharpening effect.
  5. Optimize the layout of highlights and annotations when they are exported to the third-party note-taking Apps. 
  6. Optimize the main menu interfaces.
  7. Support third-party dictionary Apps.【Learn More>>】
  8. Turning pages manually is supported during TTS. (TTS remains its original progress).
  9. Optimize the function of selecting phrases and looking up the dictionary. 
  10. Optimize the top and bottom margins of the Flow Documents to reduce the bottom margin. 

System

  1. Add Gestures (Settings / More Settings / Gesture Manager).【Learn More>>】
  2. Add grouping Apps ( this supports bulk management).
  3. The screensaver supports to rotate to horizontal orientation.
  4. Push pictures for Screensaver directly via push.boox.com.
  5. Add Clock Screensaver.
  6. Add PushRead (Send web articles to your BOOX to read).【Learn More>>】
  7. The Navigation Ball supports permanent  buttons which offer quick access to different functions.
  8. Add Gallery, which supports picture editing. (The picture is still opened by NeoReader by default. Please open images with Gallery if you need to edit them).【Learn More>>】
  9. Add keeping Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/Audio active during sleep mode. (This is off by default. Go to System Settings / Power Management to enable it). 
  10. Remove network timeout settings. 
  11. Optimize Dictionary style.
  12. Add Arabic / Hebrew system languages. 
  13. Optimize Bluetooth reconnection after waking up BOOX. 
  14. Optimize the speed of turning pages by tapping the Navigation Ball button in the browser.
  15. Fix the problem of abnormal Google Keep interface. 
  16. Fix the problem of binding a mobile number after logging into ONYX account.
  17. Fix the problem of the abnormal download of some books in Bookstore.
  18. Fix the problem of browser download crash.
  19. Fix the problem that the standby image is not switched occasionally during standby mode.

Awesome! Share this post to

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on reddit
Share on email

If you’re new to BOOX products, you’re welcome to join our Facebook fans group to learn the tips&skills of using BOOX tablets and what the experienced users love about BOOX🧡

New BOOX products will be available at all our online shops. You can now order Note3Nova3 and Poke3 and pre-order Note Air at the BOOX Shop to get a full set of free accessories. 

4 comments on “BOOX V3.0 Firmware Changelog

  1. Highlight on Right to left epub or pdf still displaying in the wrong direction. Please fix this as I’ve been waiting for this to be fixed fo a along time.

    1. Hi Ahmad,

      Thanks for your feedback. As this is the first time we add Arabic/Hebrew language to our tablets, some bugs may need improvements. Can you please submit this feedback through your device? In this way, our tech staff will receive your valuable voice directly and collect information about your device’s Mac address and log. So they can determine if it’s a common issue requiring a mass firmware update or a random problem that can be solved with a custom fixing package sent directly to your device.

      Best regards,
      BOOX Team

  2. Support for screencapture (screenrecord, or scrcpy) is still missing for note 2. This is a very necessary feature for today’s work from home tasks for lecturers and scientists. Please, put some effort in this. This devices are not exactly cheap. I’m a Linux programmer with a lot of system programming experience. I can help with alpha and beta testing if you need.

    1. Hi Federico,

      Note2’s limitation makes it difficult to support our native wireless screencast feature. However, as Note2 is an advanced E Ink tablet running Android 9, you can use some third-party apps, such as Anydesk, to achieve screen mirroring. If we have any breakthrough regarding the Note2 built-in screencast feature, we’ll announce it immediately. Thank you for your feedback and please stay tuned.

      Best regards,
      BOOX Team

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *