This major update of both free and Premium versions brings a number of improvements:
- New set of default text styles. Some old formatting issues (e.g., for poems in fb2) have gone. CSS support improved too.
- New default library view (in Premium Edition) shows cover thumbnails only. You can select old look if you want.
- New Google authentication dialogue for synchronisation and network library access.
- Automatic book format detection. File extension does not matter anymore, except for *.txt and *.html files. (Some issues with MS Word documents were introduced in 2.8 and fixed in 2.8.1.)
- Updated Polish and Portuguese localisations.
- Free version adds billing permission, for future book purchasing. There are no in-app purchases implemented in the current version.
- In celebration of the release, FBReader Premium is 30% off until the end of 2nd July (Greenwich time).