next firmware updates?

U4 Quad Hybrid
Paranosh
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next firmware updates?

Post by Paranosh » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:08 pm

Hi,
can we expect any firmware update o this product it's at the end of his support life?

Kindly regards.

vivant
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Re: next firmware updates?

Post by vivant » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:19 pm

U4 support will be continued until end of the year 2017 minimum.

Next release is scheduled next week before end of April.

Paranosh
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Re: next firmware updates?

Post by Paranosh » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:13 pm

What a good news!!!!!!!!!!!..,many thanks for the info vivant!!!!!!

Digitaldan
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Re: next firmware updates?

Post by Digitaldan » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:37 pm

vivant wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:19 pm
U4 support will be continued until end of the year 2017 minimum.

Next release is scheduled next week before end of April.
That is good to hear. Reason being is the Android version will have to be updated to a version newer than 5 or there will be no way to view things with Kodi. Everything on the web is moving to HTML 5. Android versions older than 5 do not support the new HTML 5 standard for video and that will make the box obsolete by the end of the year. Many sites have already switched. Kodi 17 and above will support the new standard. Kodi 17 and above will only run on Android versions higher than 5. Can't wait for the next update that hopefully will have updated Android OS. Have a Great Day!

vivant
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Re: next firmware updates?

Post by vivant » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:14 am

Unfortunately Android version will not be updated. Kodi has just too fast a pace in update and impossible for us to follow.

Digitaldan
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Re: next firmware updates?

Post by Digitaldan » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:13 am

vivant wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:14 am
Unfortunately Android version will not be updated. Kodi has just too fast a pace in update and impossible for us to follow.
Thank you for your honest answer. That being the case the Internet viewing through the Android side will be obsolete then making the U4 no good at all for Kodi app which was the main way to get entertainment over the Internet. So if people want to have Kodi and be able to view Internet entertainment with it, better get a different box and toss this one out since HTML 5 won't be supported with this version of Android. Again, Android 5.0 and above supports HTML 5 web standard for video. That will also be impossible to view you tube and every other video on the web once everyone gets switched to the new HTML 5 standard. Maybe a year tops till everything video vanishes from this box on the Internet side. Over half the sites already have switched to the new standard of HTML 5 for video.

Again I thank you respectfully for your honesty.

Paranosh
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Re: next firmware updates?

Post by Paranosh » Thu May 04, 2017 4:29 pm

Just to know...any info about the update delay?

viewer
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Re: next firmware updates?

Post by viewer » Sat May 06, 2017 8:28 pm

It is May 2017...is the April 2017 release available, or is it folding like the box?

Paranosh
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Re: next firmware updates?

Post by Paranosh » Sat May 13, 2017 6:47 pm

A good thing is worth waiting for :)

viewer
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Re: next firmware updates?

Post by viewer » Sat May 13, 2017 9:21 pm

Hmmm..I see they now have the U5-PVR...perhaps the U4 Quad has been buried?

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