We have shipped almost all of the Early delivery units
We have shipped almost all of the Early delivery units out now (a few are still in transit). We are late on our original plan, and it seems from comments and emails that there is some confusion around who is getting what and when. Our sequence of delivery has always been the same:
- First — Early delivery units (these went out 8–9 months later than originally estimated)
- Second — Regular delivery units. This is all the other KickStarter reward tiers - both first buyer, regular and twin. We are doing the best we can to get these out as soon as possible, and we will let you know as soon as we are confident with the estimated dates.
- Third — IndieGoGo InDemand purchases. These are planned to be sent out very shortly after the regular KS units
We hear you about wanting more updates, but we are very limited as we are focusing heavily on engineering efforts. We have been discussing internally about posting our internal build notes publicly, but we must to do this in a smart way that does not cause us extra work. Now that there are real Solus in the wild, it would be good that users can see what is coming or has changed. The Solu operating system will download and update automatically, and by default will check at least once per calendar week.
A few days ago you got an email asking you to reserve a screen name for use with Solu.
The reason for this was that we have been working on a special Christmas gift for backers and beyond: we are making the core of the Solu experience work as an Android app. That means you will soon be able to make any Android device a Solu computer! That includes being able to connect it to an external display to use it in as a desktop device. This app will also give you more people you can collaborate with in the Solu universe, and has been developed with the help of your backing and support. An alpha version of it will be available soon as a downloadable package.
As a Solu backer, you will be the first to get a notification when Solu on Android is available, but you can also get your friends to sign up to the waiting list at solu.co/android/ (they will get it soon after you).
Oh, and in case you were wondering about the photo, it's Kristoffer demonstrating Solu to the prime-minister of Finland at Slush!