It is said that Boox will have new products released in the next two days, but one side is Boox China (September 20), and the other side is Boox Overseas (September 19). Today's article is not to introduce the new products they released, but to clarify something that too many people are confused about - although they are the same manufacturer and the same brand, the products launched by the two are actually independent and different. .
Based on China's Internet blockade and unique censorship system, Google withdrew from the Chinese mainland market in 2010, and the Chinese government has also successively blocked other Google services domestically, as well as most Western social media platforms and services, such as Facebook, etc. . However, since this series of blocked services are mainly used by foreign netizens, if Chinese manufacturers want to develop overseas markets, they must separately adapt languages, systems, and fully support Google services in order to have the possibility of stable development. (As an aside, Bigme has also been very active in developing overseas markets in the past two years. The best example is its cooperation with Good E-Reader for promotion. However, the system functions and languages of the product have not been adapted to foreign markets, so the response has been mediocre. ). Therefore, in the past few years, Boox has been quite different from Chinese reader manufacturers who only focused on domestic development. It has been very active in developing the e-reader market outside China, and its brand products have gradually been divided into China-limited products and overseas-limited products. version.
Among the two versions, the biggest difference is in the server options. The Chinese-limited model only has one option for China; the overseas-limited model has options for the United States, Europe, and Vietnam. What impact will the server have on users? Mainly reflected in synchronized data. After each user logs in to install an Boox account, he will receive a cloud space (initially 5GB, now increased to 10GB), which can be used to transfer pushed files, screensavers, or written notes to each other. Stored in this cloud, when you are on another device, just log in to the same account on the same server, you can see the complete notes and re-download those files at any time. If the servers are different, resources cannot be synchronized via the cloud. You need to go through a lot of operations to synchronize, which is much more troublesome. Readers in need can refer to the teaching sharing of Taiwanese book friend Qiu Yan. By the way, the last Boox model that has servers in China and other three places is the Nova Air C.
The second difference is Google Play. In fact, in recent years, both China and overseas models of Boox have Google framework, but the former will delete Google Play, and users need to download and install its APK from the Internet before they can run Google Play to download third-party APPs; the latter will directly Built-in Google Play, you can enable it in the relevant settings and you can use it after passing Google certification. If this model uses Qualcomm 662 processor, there is no need to perform Google authentication and you can directly log in to the application, which is more convenient.
The third difference is that Boox will launch exclusive models that are only available in China or overseas. For example, the 10.3-inch Note X series launched by Boox in China, as well as the 7.8-inch Nova 5 equipped with two physical keys, are not available overseas. As for the 6-inch Poke series, there are often two high-end and entry-level models in China, such as Poke4/4S and Poke5/5S, while overseas there is only one model (the entry-level Poke4 Lite and the high-end Poke5); while Wen Shi has also launched exclusive models overseas, such as the Tab Ultra C. Even though China also has a corresponding Tab10 C, only the overseas version has a rear 16-megapixel lens. The latest mobile phone model Palma only has an overseas version, and there is no corresponding model in China.
The fourth difference is the bookstore. The Chinese limited model has a built-in Jingdong Bookstore, and later added Dedao Bookstore, which has dual Chinese bookstores; while the overseas limited model only has an English bookstore, and most of the English e-books in it are collected by Aragonstone on the Internet for free that have expired. The source of the book also eliminates copyright disputes.