Unplanned Google Books PDF Test: Android Perfect Viewer

I was watching the YouTube video of Liliuting’s review of the Acer Chromebook Tab 10.

Brad showed manga being read on it and that made me wonder. Some freeze-frames showed he was using the Perfect Viewer Android app.

I couldn’t remember if I ever tried that with Google Books PDFs. It turns out it has a PDF Plugin. So what was stopping me from a quick test?

I had access to a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7-inch tablet and decided to give it all a shot.

Here’s the main menu of Perfect Viewer with an Orison Swett Marden Google Books PDF underneath:

That PDF worked surprisingly well. No rendering delays whatsoever.

Then The Big One, an issue of The American Magazine:

The main menu of Perfect Viewer over that cover:

Page thumbnail rendering takes some time …

… but not as much time as I had expected on a low-end craptab like the Tab A:

Not captured in screensnaps is the up-to-five-second delay paging through The American Magazine. Not fun. But once that delay is over, the page is rendered completely.

All of this makes me wonder what Google Books PDFs with Perfect Viewer would be like on the Teclast M89 iPad Mini clone …

Despite the death of SmartQ Reader, Google Books PDFs aren’t yet dead on Android tablets!

Previously here:

Video: Teclast M89 iPad Mini Clone Review
Surprise! Teclast Does A New iPad Mini Clone.
A Re-Examination Of The iPad Mini 4 With Google Books PDFs
Tomorrow: A Re-Examination Of The iPad Mini 4
Thinking Out Loud About The 2018 iPad
iPad Pricing: Then And Now
iPad 2018 PDF (And A Bit More) Test
Tomorrow: iPad 2018 PDF Test Post
Three Interesting iPad 2018 Reviews
SmartQ PDF Reader For Android Is Dead
The iPhone X & PDF Tests
Asus ZenPad 3S 10 With Android 7.0 Google Books PDF Test Two
Asus ZenPad 3S 10 With Android 7.0 Plus PDF Test
PDF Tests: iPad Mini 4 iOS 11
PDF Tests: Large iPad Pro iOS 11
New iOS 11 PDF-iBooks Behavior
GoodReader PDF Reader For iOS Is Not Dead (or maybe it is?)
Video: iPad Pro 10.5 Google Books PDF Tests
iPad Pro 10.5 Should Be A Google Books PDF Monster
March 2017 “New iPad” Brief Google Books PDF Test
Video: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Extreme PDF Test
Video: iPad Pro Extreme PDF Test
Video: PDF Fun With iPad Mini 4 Splitscreen
Video: iPad Mini 4 Extreme PDF Test (Plus Tablet Thoughts)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Google Books PDF Test
Second Google Books PDF Test: Samsung Chromebook Plus
Google Books PDF Test: Samsung Chromebook Plus
Asus ZenPad S3 10: Google Books PDF Test

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