Daily Archives: September 15, 2010

Bible software for the Android platform

I currently use Android on two different platforms, my HTC Touch Pro cell phone using the XDAndroid 2.1 Test Platform and my Eken M001 tablet using Android 1.6.
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(As an aside, I do NOT recommend the tablet above to anyone who is not a tech hobbist. It requires a firmware upgrade to a non-official version to be truely useful. I think good Android tablets will be coming out late this year, but the ones available right now just aren’t there yet.)

First off, You can always pick up a e-book program like Kindle for Android to read and keep your bibles, devotionals, and such there, but your choices of books may be lacking and they are not linked together in any manner… If you just want a bible reader, this is probably the route you want to go.

When using a cell phone, you will have smaller screen, but will probably always have a data connection. So far, I have found the YouVersion app the best for online bible reading on cell phones. It has many versions available online for free you would have to buy if you kept them local. It only does bibles though. Biblia offers you a subset of your Logos collection, but I found the browser in Android did not always work correctly. (I tried both the built in browser and Opera Mini 5.) The older mobile bible site for Logos worked ok, but YouVersion offered a better selection of Bibles. If Biblia starts working with the Android browser correctly, it will probably be the best choice for a tablet.

YouVersion – Web – http://www.youversion.com/ (Special App available via Android Market)
Biblia – Web – http://biblia.com/ (Also see http://bible.logos.com)