Windows XP still works great too, nice and stable just like fw008, also no longer supported, out of date, full of security holes.
ABC iVeiw doesn't work not work from google play store for example, is that because of device certification? I'm sure it's nothing to do with minix who built the device and decided on using an unsupported version of android???
Sounds like some minix fan bois love running old apps, trolling forums to find work arounds to get the device working the way it should out of the box! But whatevs if minix sell a product and does't want to keep it up to date, don't want to take efforts to get their devices certified, and doesn't make them easy to use, hey that's their loss $$$$ customers like me won't come back....
The OS you mention is a good example of why you can't compare things that can't be compared. The machine required to run that system cost close to a month of an average salary those days, few to none apps (programs) were free, the majority had to be bought with a pile of gold, and in what security is concerned, no one could trust that system to be left alone without a strong security software watching it, that software was also quite expensive. And I recall most software, taylor made don't forget it, having funny behavior to the point of needing to restart the computer over and over, not to mention the time it cost having to wait for all the updates to install almost every single day. Probably you liked it, or maybe you forgot about it, or maybe you never used it. Because I had a business to run, it cost me hours, eventually weeks of inaction looking at a colorful screen, and trouble and headaches, is that your best example?... Yet I still have two of those machines working and probably doing more than they were expected to do, because having a computer to do some work depends not only of the software and hardware but also of exploiting the capabilities of the package together with the needs of the user. But mainly because I feel the money I invested in those will probably cost me the lifetime to get back even if those machines keep on working to the end of my days!
A Minix box costs roughly the price of five meals, it gets to you as a final product capable of performing a lot of very useful tasks. You were never asked for an extra payment to get the updates you got, which were by the way a lot more than you could get to equivalent mobile phone devices, and you have the nerve to ask a company to keep providing updates after all this time to a final product that was and still is a great one up to the end of the world for free?
(What other Pure Android box has Google certification? If you can find one, what knowledge do you have to claim Minix doesn't want to take efforts to get their devices certified?)
One of the differences between boys and men is that men had a chance to play with Legos years ago, they aged and spending the days assembling and disassembling stuff for fun is a step long gone.
I think you got disappointed with the Minix box because it didn't, for some reason, correspond to your expectations.
Well, I have bad news for you. You got somehow convinced this forum is for haters or moaners and that the ones like me are here to troll you around, well I don't know exactly to whom you can complain about it, but this forum is probably not the product you expect either. And in this last statement I am really, from my heart, trying to help you.