FBReader Premium 3.0 beta for Android

November 11, 2018


First beta of FBReader Premium 3.0 uploaded to Google Play. You have to be Premium user and join the beta track to try it.

The beta includes a very first version of the built-in text-to-speech module. TTS works for text formats only (no PDF support at this moment, sorry). To run the feature, open left menu in reading mode, and select "Read Aloud".

FBReader 3.0 significantly changes the app internals. In particular, the plugin API has been changed. If you use FBReader Premium to read DjVu, you will be requested to update the DjVu plugin as well.

Read more about FBReader 3.x plans

FBReader 2.9 for Android

September 19, 2018


2.9 is the final subseries in 2.x series. FBReader 3.0, the biggest update since 2016, will be released by the New Year. Version 2.9 does not introduce any new features, but it is built with the latest Android tools, that will be used for 3.0. So if your device is compatible with 2.9, it will be compatible with 3.0 too.

Since 2.9 we release new versions for Android 4.1 and higher. For 4.0.* devices 2.8.13 is the latest version at the moment. We will release critical updates for old devices, if necessary. MIPS and ARMv5 processors are not supported anymore as well.

Fixed in version 2.9:

  • Notification issues on Android 8.* and 9.* devices
  • Page turning animation freezes
  • Sporadic skipping of pages
  • Possible crash during synchronization on Android Go devices

FBReader 2.8.13 for Android

August 21, 2018
The update fixes the battery drain issue, a.k.a. continuous “FBReader runs in background”/“FBReader is using battery” notification issue. Both free and premium versions are available for all users on the Google Play.

FBReader 2.8.12 for Android

August 13, 2018
An update for both free and premium version. The release fixes a background sync issue on Android 8 devices. Available on the Google Play.

FBReader 2.8.11 for Android

June 28, 2018
One more minor update for both free and Premium apps. Main changes:

  • The app opens fb2.zip files from Telegram
  • Fixed adaptive icon on some devices
  • The app ignores more XML errors, opens more “broken” ePub and fb2 books
  • Better comics support (Premium version only): the app detects archive type by the file content instead of extension
  • Fixed LitRes registration issues
  • Updated Belarusian localisation

FBReader 2.8.10 for Android

March 30, 2018
This is minor update for both free and premium editions.

  • The app ignores some XML errors in fb2 and ePub books
  • The app opens books from Chrome downloads and some file managers
  • Scaled (bigger) images on hi-res screens
  • Better pattern for “Hard paper” background
  • Added “display:none” CSS property support
  • Fixed fb2 images support
  • Fixed crash on some mobi books
  • Preferences: fixed error on changing the background colour to white

New Year 2018 Sale

January 01, 2018

Great discounts for both FBReader Premium (Android) and FBReader Full Edition (iOS) until midnight 8th January 2018.

Happy New Year!

FBReader 2.8.6/2.8.7 for Android

November 29, 2017
  • Full compatibility with Android 8 and Android Go.
  • Adaptive launcher icon for devices with Android 8. Phones and tablets with Android 7 and lower continue to use old icon.
  • Fixed progress indicator renedring on high-density screens.
  • Minor fixes.

Updated 30 November 2017: version 2.8.7 fixes launcher icon on Android 7.1.