*unnecessarily auto-hiding normal android UI elements, like the status bar, instead of just continuing to allow the user to control its in-app presence via app optimizations. I personally want it visible in every app, like before–the reading apps I use already auto-hide it while actually reading.
*and, changing the app optimization menu into a multipage toast popup with fewer and less clear options rather than a standard android style settings list. Just cause you can change something doesn’t mean you should.
*also, where’d they hide their default icon set? It used to be in Dowloads/Boox/Icons. You can still put icons there to override the originals on the app page, but the built-in icon set is no longer there to borrow from while creating new icons. I’ve created some similar icons for some apps (including the play app market, which they no longer personalize to match the rest?), but the corners aren’t quite as smooth looking on close inspection. It’d be really handy to just be able to edit the original icons to ensure uniformity for any modifications I make.
Seriously, people tend to buy android epaper readers because they want android, not cause they want a device that’s been limited severely in function by the manufacturer. They want open access to it’s settings, abilities, and content, not to be dictated to as to what they can and can’t do with their devices.
Boox needs to refocus on ‘expanding’ usability and control, including releasing access to root and rom flashing. Their customers want more control over their devices, not less.
The more open source Boox goes, the more help they’ll get from the community building out a versatile and stable epaper device.