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Future OS update if needed

Discussion in 'NEO U1 Guides & FAQs' started by David Johnston, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. David Johnston

    David Johnston New Member

    Hi all

    I have a MINIX neo u1 on the way to me from Amazon.

    I am aware the U1 runs on android lolipop which is great as therefore kodi krypton and hopefully future Kodi updates are compatible.

    My question is, if kodi where to in the near future drop support for android lolipop and lower would MINIX push an update for the OS on the MINIX U1?

    I only ask as I hope to get good usage out of the U1 but if I had to I would return it and wait for the U9-h.

    Thanks, David.
  2. cfraser

    cfraser Member

    I still haven't figured out why people use Kodi at all, when there's the custom/Minix version of XBMC to use. I'm newish to the U1 too, and I really didn't spot anything obvious that XBMC didn't do better than Kodi. But then I've only used the official releases of Kodi, I have no time for half-baked software anymore. :) (Can you tell I'm getting a bit old and grumpy? Yeah, I like to stay a version behind in everything, unless something's broken.) IOW, the U1 works just fine as it is; anything "momentous" in a future Android would probably require different hardware. The U1 was made to work with Lollipop.
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  3. Jeffers24

    Jeffers24 Active Member

    I have a Minix X8h+ with Android 4.x.x, Minix have refused to provide an OS update to Android 5.x.x so I will not be able to use Kodi 17 on my box.

    As far as I can tell minix do not update the OS on their boxes once they are released.

    So I would return the U1 and wait for the U9, or alternative supplier.
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