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26th December 2014, 07:29 AM |#11  
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I have been following this project for some time. It is quite embarassing the state of the project. 80,000 dollars was raised, and this is what is delivered? Over promised and delivered an unusable product. Maybe some large company will believe all their hype and try to buy them out for a couple million. Isn't this how things work in dotcom land? Seems like a scam to me. Just one cynical man's opinion.

You do realize that they only just release a Developer Release right? The thing is still essentially in pre-alpha development-wise. There is no way that one can reasonably expect a developer release to function anywhere near how the end product is intended to be. But it shows progress and that $76,000 will help by providing funding to perhaps gain partners or developers. And surely, you can't expect the guy to be working on ConsoleOS 24/7. Also, I DON"T want them bought out by another company because any time that happens, the original product is often shutdown and the chances of seeing a ConsoleOS released would be close to nil. If a company like Google or Microsoft, for example, bought it, they'd likely shut it down entirely ebcause they wouldn't want a competitor's operating system running with their own OS. If a hardware company that makes devices buys them out, you can be sure Microsoft or Google will find some way to stop it (That's one reason we likely won't see any tablets shipping with Windows and Android dual booted anymore even though I personally think such an idea holds potential).

Also, I don't think it's a scam because if it were, the developers would have ran off somewhere long ago but the fact that a developer release is out shows that they are still working on it. And frankly, once they make a properly functioning product, I can see massive potential for it.
 
 
26th December 2014, 04:46 PM |#12  
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You do realize that


They are using Android-IA as the base of ConsoleOS...

Android-IA was released in Aug. 2012.......with 12 different iterations before ConsoleOS went to
kickstarter claiming all the following after having worked on it for 18 months....so they started in January 2013
time frame...and this is a "a Developer Release right? The thing is still essentially in pre-alpha development-wise."

and they sold people the following:
- We’ve taken Android apart, and put it back together for your PC. Console OS is a fork of Android designed
to take everything that has made mobile awesome and bring it back to your PC.

- Production-grade Android on the Desktop
worked for the past 18 months to make sure everything from (optional) multi-touch to Miracast™ works great.

- We fully support many popular multi-touch displays that can turn the smallest to the largest desktops into
giant multi-touch Android devices. And no, you don’t need a multi-touch display for Android to be awesome on
your PC - we’ve made the UX both multi-touch and non-touch friendly.

- Out of the gates, we will support (over!) 25 iconic Laptops, PCs, x86 tablets and convertible devices with
Console OS. And, here they are:

Acer: Aspire S7
ASUS: Transformer Book T100, T300
CircuitCo: Minnowboard MAX
Dell: XPS 11, XPS 12, XPS 13, and XPS 15, Venue 8 Pro, Venue 11 Pro
Gigabyte: Most BRIX Models, H87-ITX, Z87-ITX
Intel: Next Unit of Computing (all NUC models except for Celeron 847)
Lenovo: Miix 2 8-inch, Miix 2 10-inch, IdeaPad U430p, ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Yoga 2, Yoga 2 Pro
Sager: NP2740
Sony: VAIO Tap 11, VAIO Pro 11 & 13
System76: Galago UltraPro
Toshiba: Portégé R30 & Z30, Satellite L55, Tecra A50, Z50 & Z40
Most Portable All-in-One Systems

Going through the list and the devices in the wiki..we get:
Acer Aspire ES1 - ISSUES
ASUS Transformer Book T100 - NOT SUPPORTED
ASUS Transformer Book T300 - ISSUES
Clevo W740SU - ISSUES...MUST USE Console OS W740SU BIOS Update
Dell XPS 11 - ISSUES
Dell XPS 12 - only support the second-generation XPS 12
Dell XPS 13 - only supporting the latest generation of XPS 13, may need to change WiFi card
Dell XPS 15 - only supporting the latest generation of XPS 15, graphics/wifi issues
Dell Venue 8 Pro - not supported
Dell Venue 11 Pro (Atom) - not supported
Dell Venue 11 Pro (Core) - many updates needed from Dell, then supported
Dell Venue 11 Pro (Core M)- not supported
Intel NUC D34010 - needs BIOS updates, only Intel 3160 or Intel 7260 Wifi supported
Intel NUC D54250- needs BIOS updates, only Intel 3160 or Intel 7260 Wifi supported
Intel NUC DC3217 - only Intel 3160 or Intel 7260 Wifi supported
Intel NUC DC53427 - only Intel 3160 or Intel 7260 Wifi supported
Lenovo IdeaPad U430p - only Intel 7260 Wi-Fi supported
Lenovo Miix 2 8 - not supported
Lenovo Miix 2 10 - not supported
Lenovo Yoga 2 11 - will run, However, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth not supported?
Lenovo Yoga 2 13 - only Intel 7260 Wi-Fi supported
Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro - latest BIOS from Lenovo.com needed first
Sony VAIO Tap 11 - latest BIOS from Sony.com needed first

and the rest we gave up on cause it is so depressing...

- We’re the first startup to successfully license all the key bits that make Android rock on PC hardware

- We’re featuring support for all the innovative hardware that x86 systems rock on the desktop, even
advanced features like Miracast, HDCP, HDMI mirroring, dual-display, 4K with DisplayPort, ARM NDK
app compatibility, and native hardware-accelerated H.264 decoding.

Team iConsole
‏@iConsole
Unlike some rollouts, we had a Plan B for issues. A new Kickstarter update just sent out - both on the site and to your email. Enjoy! (must have forgotten where they hid it..............???????????)

now go read the kickstarter backers comments....

check devices status(not operational) on the wiki, http://wiki.consoleos.com/index.php?title=Devices

read some of their posted excuses..

then ask.......never mind

but, I got a really good bridge I can sell you for the right amount if your interested....!!!
26th December 2014, 09:20 PM |#13  
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You do realize that they only just release a Developer Release right? The thing is still essentially in pre-alpha development-wise. There is no way that one can reasonably expect a developer release to function anywhere near how the end product is intended to be. But it shows progress and that $76,000 will help by providing funding to perhaps gain partners or developers. And surely, you can't expect the guy to be working on ConsoleOS 24/7. Also, I DON"T want them bought out by another company because any time that happens, the original product is often shutdown and the chances of seeing a ConsoleOS released would be close to nil. If a company like Google or Microsoft, for example, bought it, they'd likely shut it down entirely ebcause they wouldn't want a competitor's operating system running with their own OS. If a hardware company that makes devices buys them out, you can be sure Microsoft or Google will find some way to stop it (That's one reason we likely won't see any tablets shipping with Windows and Android dual booted anymore even though I personally think such an idea holds potential).

Also, I don't think it's a scam because if it were, the developers would have ran off somewhere long ago but the fact that a developer release is out shows that they are still working on it. And frankly, once they make a properly functioning product, I can see massive potential for it.

They have lied to their backers, period. All the window dressing on their turd of a product can't disguise that. They want the appearance of a great product so that they can cross their fingers that a big payday will be in store. It is all smoke and mirrors. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...
27th December 2014, 01:30 AM |#14  
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Yes its a developer release, but it the DR was promised to come with 1 month of funding and a full release in Dec. I see no real difference between the DR and Android-IA, installation and functionality is the same (or lack of). The fact the the basics just don't work such as there being no way to select sound output (no hdmi sound) just isn't good enough for the time its taken to get here. It should be renamed to ExcuseOS, because we've heard them all. I believe this project just to be smoke and mirrors and a final realese will never come.
27th December 2014, 06:52 AM |#15  
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I saw the founder of the project has a B.A. in Managerial Economics. I wonder if B.A. stands for Bull**** Artist.
27th December 2014, 09:06 PM |#16  
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They have lied to their backers, period. All the window dressing on their turd of a product can't disguise that. They want the appearance of a great product so that they can cross their fingers that a big payday will be in store. It is all smoke and mirrors. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...

today after an update was emailed to backers, kickstarter comments....

18 minutes ago
I'm confused with today's update. It's great to have some news, but.... Does it seem that there won't be any progress in getting installation to work until Lollipop gets released to us at some future date? Am I wrong that the installation worked on very few, if any, devices, even the ones that are claimed on the wiki to be DR1-capable? I'd like to know which devices ConsoleOS is actually working on at this point.
28th December 2014, 12:11 AM |#17  
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New ConsoleOS Poll

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!to...86/VYR0kaLW7yg

And I've Opened the Poll TO ALL GUESTS, So Come Cast Your Vote, Really Interested It What People are Thinking!!!


http://android-x86.hostingsiteforfre...php?f=18&t=104
28th December 2014, 12:17 AM |#18  
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Link to poll site does not work.
28th December 2014, 12:35 AM |#19  
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Link to poll site does not work.


Your ISP Might be Blocking it, I Have to go Through a PROXY cause AT$T Blocks the Site....
28th December 2014, 06:27 AM |#20  
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I saw the founder of the project has a B.A. in Managerial Economics. I wonder if B.A. stands for Bull**** Artist.

yup that's him....voted one of the top 100 bloggers in the US....means he knows how to BS people I believe!!
28th December 2014, 08:46 AM |#21  
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Subscribe to this. A kick starter for development is never a good idea but I'll be watching.
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