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NEO X8/X8-H 002 beta 9-2 firmware (20141018)

Discussion in 'NEO X8/X8-H 002 beta 9 firmware (20141018)' started by MINIX - Ken, Oct 12, 2014.

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  1. Scott4646

    Scott4646 Member

    Hi @Minix Ken

    I see from your statement for the final release that some of the issues with 1080/50p playback have been solved.

    Could you please advise what issues we can still expect.

    Thanks
  2. anhvu

    anhvu Member

    When we have Minix Neo X8 firmware 002 offical???
  3. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    You could say that easily simply because you are looking backwards now,
    6 months ago nobody could tell when would happen today. 6 months ago S812-H didn't exist and the AC wifi chip had 50% higher listed price & nearly no supply. This is reality.
    Limitation? X8-H is good enough to stream any 1080p media, and yes it's limited if you need to stream 4K videos.
    The Plus is to bring it further capabilities and more than enough bandwidth reserve to stream 4K media, which these media are still very limited nowadays.
    The 002 RC and the coming final 002 fw are really good and if you're not confident at all, I really can't help you but to recommend you look for something else better.
    The history is, we keep our promises to update firmware till now, you may check if other brands still support old platforms, if they had ever support them.
    This is really off-topic so I am not going to reply on this matter again.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2014
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  4. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Sorry I quoted the wrong firmware version when I replied you,
    it's the 002 RC firmware we released to our beta test crew earlier I meant.
    http://minix.com.hk/firmware/NEO-X8-X8H-002-RC.rar
    It's 95% close to the 002 firmware that we are going to release.
  5. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    This week.
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  6. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    Same SDK, same firmware, just different drivers for different modules to compile.
    They don't understand the benefits of launching a new product utilizing the same SDK is actually helpful and positive.
    If we launch something of a different chipset platform it could be worse because they wouldn't work the same way.
    The engineers maintaining X8 and X8-H will also take care X8-H PLUS, to us they are one product, one project, just an extension.
    Software-wise, differences are just: the H.265 decoder driver, ethernet driver, wifi driver.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2014
  7. MINIX - Ken

    MINIX - Ken MINIX Team Member Administrator

    We're doing stress-test.
  8. anhvu

    anhvu Member

    Ok, thank for your good news :)
  9. WeK05

    WeK05 Audio Visual Master Specialist

    This seems to be the link to the same firmware that was asked not to be installed. The MD5 and SHA checksums are exactly the same.
  10. cool

    cool Active Member

    All your are absolutely right Ken.

    There is nothing massive change in new model

    I remember in 2007 when i purchased dual core intel pc ..When i went after 2 days there was core 2 duo available.
    I felt very bad and was so disappointed i buyed core 2 duo pc also.

    There was only xp then. Till date iam running both the pcs without any problem with the latest windows 8.1 with the same performance
  11. Eldarc

    Eldarc New Member

    Well, great news! New official and stable firmware for this week. Thank you for your commitment with your products and customers.

    So I'll be a little busy updating my parent's and my cousin's Neo X8-H. Just one question: Updating the FW via OTA will erase the actual configuration? I mean, all their apps, their (nova) launcher, their icons pack, their wallpapers... will remain or will be wiped?

    Thanks gain!
  12. Gh0st

    Gh0st Australia's Finest Since 1981 Administrator

    Everything should remain as it was. Maybe a few tweaks here and there but all good for the most part
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  13. Oilinga

    Oilinga New Member

    I expect a detailed changelog for this update. In recent weeks, much has been said and written. No one has really more an overview of - what is new; what has been changed?
    Changelog is required!
    Greetings from Germany
  14. Gh0st

    Gh0st Australia's Finest Since 1981 Administrator

    When it's released there will be one
  15. Scott4646

    Scott4646 Member

  16. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    please wit for the firmware. there will be a changelog to look into by then.
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  17. skyzo2000

    skyzo2000 Member

    I just trying to update with this release, but USB burning tool stuck at 3% Download meson !
    Can you help me ?
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    Dnerve Active Member

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  20. toborovski

    toborovski New Member

    Still problems with HLS streaming?? I won't bother flashing the release candidate if it doesn't fix this.
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