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Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by gottcha, Oct 6, 2011.

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    Does anyone else have this? ? It keeps updating but i can't find it on my phone. I also don't remember installing any book apps.
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    System app

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    Google Books book reader.
    I specifically unchecked the auto update box, and somehow it managed to update itself.

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    Google system apps (maps, gmail, etc.) update automatically. It is my understanding that this can not be changed.
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    Anybody know where it stores the books it downloads?
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    On the Droid 3, Google Books are stored in:

    Internal Phone Storage (aka SDcard) /Android/data/com.google.android.apps.book/files/accounts/your-google-account-name/volumes/

    Under volumes, the individual books are in folders with cryptic names.

    When using the "Files" app on the Droid 3, the highest level node is called "Internal phone storage."

    When using a file manager such as "OI File Manager", the highest level node is called "sdcard."

    I hope this answers your question.

    Bob
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    Yes it does Bob, and thanks!
    I understand the internal/ external storage thing I just couldn't find the darn files. :)
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    Hmm I got as far as SDcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.book/files/ and there was nothing after that. But you inspired me to go digging and found them at

    (root) /data/com.google.android.apps.book/files/accounts/your-google-account-name/volumes/

    Thanks again!
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    This is SO ANNOYING!!!! I use a NOOK and the mobil app. I hate that I have someone deciding for me how to use my space on my phone. Isn't this technically property? I want to put up a No Trespassing sign - enter by permission ONLY!! :icon_evil:
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    Not sure what yo are complaining about. When you accept the app, there is a list of 'permissions'. If you do not like the 'permissions' do not install the app. One such 'permission' is modifying storage.

    Every app that uses a data file of some kind needs to put the somewhere on the phone! I am not sure why you are singling out the NOOK app, as this is common practice.

    The books have to be stored somewhere on the device. On My OG Droid, the Nook books were on the micro-SD card, while on the Droid 3, they are in the 16gb internal storage.

    I wish that the developers of the apps would update the app to recognize the existence of 2 storage areas (sd cards), as is found on the Droid 3 and other phones, enabling you to choose which sd card you want used, either internal or external.

    Bob
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    Not sure where you missed my point but it is.... the new app BOOKS is now laoded on my phone, this is the subject of this thread. I didn't ask for it, didn't want it and don't like it being force fed. I have the NOOK app because I put it there - that was my choice and I put my books on my SD. Not the Google Book app. From what I am seeing there is no way to un-install or to stop updates. Want to chastise me again?

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    Yes, I will as you are only complaining only about the Book app and not about all the other Bloatware on the phone?
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    And Nowhere were you chastised. You are the one making this inflammatory!
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    The app is like 5mb. If having an extra 5mb app is bothering you that much then just root and remove it.

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    Let's keep it civil here folks
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    I understand your frustration, however if the phone came with the app (I have a rooted OG Droid so I don't have it), you can not remove it unless you root.

    So unless the phone came with it, it was installed at some time, and you should be able to remove it.
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    RCK76 & GUIDOT & BOB

    1 - The Tread is titled "And App Named Books?" - I addressed my issue with this App only and felt I could fuss about it being arbitrarily installed since was the topic. it isn't a thread titled Bloatware so I didn't address Bloatware and did not feel it appropriate on this topic.
    2 - The App Books is a Google System App - I didn't download it, it didn't come with the phone and I didn't accept the app - it came with the newest update a week ago. I have tried to find ways to keep it from updating and have found no way. It even downloads 3 books to my SD I didn't order and don't want. I delete them, they come back.
    3 - I rooted my original Droid but have not felt the need to do this (until now). However, I had to have my original TB replaced and am waiting to decide this one is working right before going that route.
    4 - I didn't post my comment to cause a diatribe, I posted to commiserate with other folks that discovered this app and trying to figure out how to control it.
    5 - And it was my opinion that Bob's comments were condescending and that annoyed me since I was simply stating my frustration with yet another app force fed to us. If I misunderstood I apologize.
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    My response that got the writer upset, I was responding to her about the NOOK app which I quoted in my post, Nowhere in what I quoted from the original writer does it even mention any other book app. I agree the starting post was about the Google Books app; however, I had been responding to the posts about where is the data stored.

    I apologize for any misunderstandings.
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    It's all good, just seemed like this thread was starting to go the wrong way. Thanks for the apologies.

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    If you want to keep it from showing up I believe the only way to do so will be to root and wipe the app completely. If you have a paid version of Titanium Backup you can freeze it instead.
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