iBooks on Android?

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  1. Thunderboltedge macrumors regular

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    I was going to purchase a book on iBook on my Mac, when I received an alert from the iBookstore saying that I was buying a book which could have been read only on Apple devices. (Last time I bought another book, but I could manage to read it on my Android device).

    Will a be able to read it on my Android device once purchased (dropbox, anything else) or would you recommend not doing the acquisition if my plan is to read the 75 % of it on my mobile android device?
     
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    Nope, its proprietary and you'll not be able to read the book on anything other then an iOS device or a Mac
     
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    Which is the solution in such a case?
    I buy it on Amazon so that I will be able to read both on Android and on the IO devices?

    Will that work?
     
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    Kindle books are cross platform, the app is available on Android, iOS, OS X. I recommend that over iBooks, since you have an Android device you want to read on.
     
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    Good to know, so iBook abolished.ì for me having an Android device
     
  6. impaler macrumors 6502

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    Nook app is also cross platform, and supports epub files, so long as they're not DRMd (which iBooks are). Kindle files are specific to Kindle.
     

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