It's not that the device won't recognize imported .epub files at all, just that the default kindle app doesn't handle them well.
If I used my file system navigator of choice, ES File Manager, to navigate to the folder on the SD card and tapped on one of the e-book files, it would load just fine via the Kindle app. But it wouldnâ(TM)t be added to my library, and the Kindle app wouldnâ(TM)t remember my place in it for the next time I opened it again.
So it does actually see them, in spite of what the headline here says.
I was able to use Calibre to copy all my e-book files across, [to the sd card from a different device]
I looked for EPUB readers in the Appstore but didnâ(TM)t see any app names I recognized and didnâ(TM)t feel like trying out any of the ones I didnâ(TM)t. Maybe Iâ(TM)ll check into that some other time.
So let me get this straight...
He used Calibre to copy the files over, something he clearly installed himself earlier on another device. The new device clearly sees the files on the SD card. But he can't be arsed to put Calibre on the fucking new device because he's lazy?
I don't care. This guy is either trolling for clicks or he's a Google marketer. Considering the bashing he does earlier in the article for the fact that it's not fucking tied to Google by default (a feature if you ask me), it's the latter.
P.S. It's 2015. Can we have unicode here, PLEASE!?
No, I'm not fixing pastes anymore. Deal with it.