Friday, October 14 2011 @ 03:54 AM EDT Contributed by: sde
An electronic book (commonly abbreviated e-book) is a text and image-based publication which can be read on many different types of devices including dedicated e-book readers, smartphones, tablets, and computers.
The popularity of digital e-books has been accelerated by a number of dedicated portable e-book readers. Amazon Kindle, Sony's eBook readers, and Barnes and Noble nook are extremely popular devices which have enabled readers to conveniently access a huge library of books, magazines and newspapers on the move. What is particularly noteworthy is that Linux is the operating system that drives these devices. However, having a separate device to read e-books is not always desirable. Step forward Android smartphones and tablets which offer an alternative way to read e-books on the move.
There is a good range of free e-book software available for Android. To provide an insight into that software, we have compiled a list of 7 of our favorite e-book software. Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for anyone who wants to read electronic books on the move. We give our highest recommendation to Aldiko and FBReader.