Google Books Android crashes on loading.
Is there a workaround to stop this, while I wait for the developers to fix?
The application Books (process com.google.android.apps.books) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.
This happens every time (trying again won't help).
Restart of the phone and uninstall re-install of the app doesn't help either.
Apparently, there is a known issue whereby it will crash if it has no books (wouldn't that be most people to begin with!?)
But their remedy instructions are vague - just open a free ebook - but from what? A browser? Will this interact with Google Books to solve the problem? I visited the book store and downloaded an ebook but this just went to the Downloads folder so not sure how this can help.
I also tried copying an ebook from the Download folder to
data\com.google.android.apps.books\files and running the Google Books app but this doesn't work - i.e. the crash still happens.