Latest Firmware

#1
Dear Members,

Every other android boxes except minix including third class android boxes as well are having atleast android firmware version 8.

I have few applications which only suppport version 8 or later.

Sometimes i feel really stupid having this box.

Can anyone explain me why they take so much time releasing the latest firmware.
 
#3
which box do you have? Anyway you should not expect any official update at all. Minix devices has barelly 1 year support.
I have U9, but how come other cheap boxes have updates (like mibox). Pls dont say that why i wouldnt buy mibox. I hurts really...!!!

As i have seen few comments from minix official that buy other boxes dont buy ours, we are not forcing you to buy, seems like pure unprofessional response.
 
#4
I tried to sell my u9 half the price i bought it but no one interested of course. I bought it because of the reviews. I use it for kodi mostly(in crashes on heavy builds) and netflix(480p lol). Anyway i bought a new smart tv for real netfix experience, and i m saving for a nvidia shield.
 
#5
I have U9, but how come other cheap boxes have updates (like mibox). Pls dont say that why i wouldnt buy mibox. I hurts really...!!!

As i have seen few comments from minix official that buy other boxes dont buy ours, we are not forcing you to buy, seems like pure unprofessional response.
MiBox isn't a good example because this box runs Android TV OS, rather than the standard Android OS that we use.
And firmware updates and Android OS upgrades are handled differently on Android TV OS devices.

Anyway, to address your main point;
In order to provide Android OS upgrades we rely upon the CPU manufacturers to provide SDKs for the new Android platform. Without the new SDK it is not possible to build a new firmware for a newer Android OS version.
It is usually the case that the CPU manufacturers only support one Android OS version per chipset, and in cases where a newer Android OS version is supported the SDK is usually very buggy - with problems only the CPU manufacturer is able to fix [which has been the case with S912].
For these reasons, we usually focus on making new firmwares for the original Android OS version, which is best supported by the CPU manufacturer.
Doing so, means we can build the most stable firmware for that Android OS version, rather than chasing numbers that would most likely lead to an unstable firmware due to the lack of official support for the newer Android platform.
Hope that makes sense, I'd be happy to discuss in more detail.
 
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