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We've rebuilt Android™ to be a primary operating system for your PC, 2-in-1 or PC Tablet. Over 100 new features built-in already.
We started as the first commercial effort to bring Android to the PC. We're still at it, now on GitHub rebuilding - combining the best of the open-source world, with cutting-edge commercial drivers, licensed from Intel. (Console.com.co)
We started as the first commercial effort to bring Android to the PC. We're still at it, now on GitHub rebuilding - combining the best of the open-source world, with cutting-edge commercial drivers, licensed from Intel. (Console.com.co)
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      Cykit on January 19, 2016

      @MMV well Mr. Price, if in your disclosure of risk section you explicitly disclose that your contribution is just re-brand others' work (no matter Intel or Mr. Huang) and you may pull the plug anytime when others stopped working, I would definitely not pay a dime. I would imagine most of the backers would not. The unfortunate truth is, you never honestly disclose, and you lied and idled for more than a year and now you have zero evidence of the fact that you did anything meaningful (again, don't humiliate yourself about the "DR1". that is not what we paid for). Now you are accusing your backers not read the risk clearly? After 18 months of no-delivery? Plus no evidence that you have even worked? Shame on you.

      The good thing is now everybody understand you are a con man. Which means probably your days in this industry is numbered. Maybe used car sales industry is where you start your next venture?

    2. allnitelong on January 19, 2016

      @Christpoher, Headphone Guy, Ach, Ian R, Lee, Arul, PK

      You may look here:

      https://youtu.be/TqbzkUOQr4M…

      Here he used a launcher called "Action Launcher". Proof can be found in the comments.

      In another Youtube video Mr. Price was asked for his UX and he says that he altered apps and he needs permission to use them.

      So my question is why didn`t you, Mr. Price, tell us in the risks, that your "own" code based on others work and you need permission to release it?

    3. Christoper Rogers on January 19, 2016

      The answer to MMV trying to abandon the Kickstarter comment wall is simple: don't acknowledge that channel. I fear that if we leave here we'll never have any hope of holding MMV accountable for their project and for their actions.

    4. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on January 19, 2016

      "Their PS4 Linux kernel needed over 4,000 lines of changes to get it working on the PlayStation 4 console, but they announced success a few days back during CCC's 32C3."
      https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php…

      Hey Chris? Where are our over 4000 lines of changes in Android for this project we all bought and paid for? Are you forgetting real results require actual effort? Look, those developers didn't even have tens of thousands of dollars of Kickstarter money and they have done much more than you ever have because they believe in something you don't: work.

    5. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on January 19, 2016

      What a strangely deluded man. On January 6th of this year, he posted a comment on his Twitter making an offer to Sony to port Android to the PS4. What?! Do you really think Sony will take notice of you, one random person among millions mentioning their Twitter handle daily, when there is nothing substantial you have done that the average person (Hello? We're really still here waiting!) knows you for? How about starting with square 1 instead of all these outrageous pie-in-the-sky ideas? There is nothing wrong with dreaming, but you have no track record of tangible results to speak of! How about thinking about your backers and making the impossible possible for them first? You truly are insane when you cannot release one simple working version of Console OS for the Dell Venue 8 Pro after almost two long years and yet you already want to go and do something else even more unlikely. Think, man! Pull your head out of the clouds.
      https://mobile.twitter.com/chrisprice/status/684414397364621312

    6. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on January 19, 2016

      What a strangely deluded man. On January 6th of this year, he posted a comment on his Twitter making an offer to Sony to port Android to the PS4. What?! Does he really think Sony will take notice of you, one random person among millions mentioning their Twitter handle, when there is nothing substantial you have done that the average person (Hello? We're really still here waiting!) knows you for? How about starting with square 1 instead of all these outrageous pie-in-the-sky ideas? There is nothing wrong with dreaming, but you have no track record of tangible results to speak of! How about thinking about your backers and making the impossible possible for them first? You truly are insane when you cannot release one simple working version of Console OS for the Dell Venue 8 Pro after almost two long years and yet you already want to go and do something else even more unlikely. Think, man! Pull your head out of the clouds.

      https://mobile.twitter.com/chrisprice/status/684414397364621312

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      Ian R on January 19, 2016

      @creator
      Your strategy to leave KS comments has already been done with poor outcome for the creator. See the LIMA project by CGC. They tried off site updates and communication and their backers crucified them. Strange parallels....

    8. ACH on January 19, 2016

      @Lee Pretty good summary. One important thing that is missing is the admission that the project goal is to "commercialize Android-IA" -- unfortunately because of the need to click "Show Older Comments" repeatedly it's difficult to go back and find Price's comment, but I believe there was also a statement on his Twitter saying the same.

    9. allnitelong on January 19, 2016

      @Lee Without emotions or twisting words your facts are right.

      Additional Mr. Price won`t give any dates or schedule when the promised and pledged 100 features will be released.

    10. Lee Kimrey on January 19, 2016

      TL;DR Critical facts (please correct me if I'm wrong!) for those like me that don't want to devote an evening reading the entire comment wall:

      1. Project publicly stated releasing one alpha quality release a year ago that ran on a fraction of the targeted devices constitutes fulfillment.
      2. Project accused Chih-Wei Huang (the main developer of the Androidx86 project) of extorting $50k.
      3. Chih-Wei Huang responded by offering $50k in return for showing actual code relating to the features promised by the project on their official Kickstarter site. This was ignored by the ConsoleOS developers.
      4. Project forked Chih-Wei Huang's Androidx86 code base, while legal, is against the wishes of the primary developer and now does not have any working relationship, or chance of one. Even causing the developer to stop developing on the specific forked code ("lollipop-x86 branch") to stop Console Inc from continuing to benefit from their work in bad faith.
      5. There is no evidence of any actual team members other than Christopher Price.
      6. There is no evidence of any actual non-nda code from developers of this project relating to the "101 features" or major architectural code from the official Kickstarter site.
      7. Intel has not publicly given any indication they are involved with ConsoleOS in any way since the project started.
      8. Android has not publicly given any indication they are involved with ConsoleOS in any way since the project started.
      9. There have been no receipts, PO's, or any other legitimate data explaining how the Kickstarter raised funds have been used.
      10. Project publicly stated they are in full compliance with the TOS of Kickstarter.

      I've tried to stay factual and without emotion with these as a simple summary of the project's current (not promised) status as of January 19th 2016. All attempts to "Be respectful and considerate" and not violate the Kickstarter TOS have been made.

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      Ian R on January 19, 2016

      @creator
      if you don't want to "regurgitate" past answers why don't you update the project FAQ?

    12. ACH on January 19, 2016

      The problem is, you aren't actually answering the questions we are asking you. You just want to control the flow of information through a medium that you can freely censor. Nobody is buying it, Price.

    13. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on January 19, 2016

      @Christopher - We will still maintain a presence on the wall, at least until after we have shipped Console OS Lollipop, and all physical perks. But we will primarily link to our new Q&A system to streamline postings. This will avoid constant rewriting/reposting of the same answers constantly.

    14. Christoper Rogers on January 19, 2016

      I for one think leaving the comment wall on Kickstarter is somewhat disconcerting. It takes the focus away from the most obvious place to check.

    15. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on January 19, 2016

      That all said, folks, don't lose faith over Kickstarter because of this one bad apple. Unlike apples, one bad apple of a project does not spoil the barrel of limitless possibilities here. Though I have not supported them personally, I have seen hundreds of marvelous products, such as media players (Pono player!), video games (OUYA!), books (Augie and the Green Knight!), and fan conventions (Sonic the Comic Con!), even a project by a college friend, become a reality. Don't let this one bump in the road ruin your whole experience with the creativity and diversity that you can so readily tap into. This just happens to be one of those rarities, those one-in-ten or one-in-one-hundred corner cases, if not even lower in probability. We just have to deal with this sorry fellow Christopher Price until (a) he breaks down and mournfully admits his infractions against us backers (less likely), or (b) out of the blue, he turns up missing one day with a forwarding address to the Cayman Islands (most likely). Until then, keep a stiff upper lip and don't let this charlatan go unquestioned whenever he fills this comments section with pretentious fluff.

    16. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on January 19, 2016

      @aias - Unfortunately the comment wall does not allow for threaded Q&As. We cannot link to past answers. This is draining. Our new system won't be.

    17. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on January 19, 2016

      You and I and everyone else here know full well that the proprietary code that Intel et al. has provided to you so far cannot be publicly posted. What we would like to see is all of the other NON-SENSITIVE code you developed over the course of the last 1.5 to 2 years--proof that you have been doing something productive with your time in exchange for our joint money we have entrusted you with. If there is nothing that you have coded, say so and stop beating around the bush and acting like willy nilly and mealy mouthed about it. If you giving a clear answer is defined as monotonous regurgitating, then someone desperately needs to perform a virtual Heimlich maneuver on you to restore the free flow of information on this very point that seems so painfully hard for you to wrap your head around.

    18. allnitelong on January 19, 2016

      @mmv you already have the possibilty to use a QA system with your updates within kickstarter. there is no need to build another system.

      you failed to explain the reasons why certain features are under nda, you never mentioned that foreign code is used and there is a big risk that you may not use that code.

      explain us why you didn't told us in the beginning!

    19. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on January 18, 2016

      @That Headphones Guy - We will present a full status update on each of those feature targets after our next release. We cannot offer the code you requested, for reasons we have already explained to you. This is why we are working on a new Q&A system, we cannot regurgitate past answers to you repeatedly.

    20. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on January 18, 2016

      *"InstaSwitch – Building a new hypervisor to instantly toggle between native Android and native Windows"
      Correction: Excluding InstaSwitch, which is most definitely hardware dependent.

    21. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on January 18, 2016

      "working during last year to resume Andorid-IA for PC hardware."

      Then show us code with commits and then we will believe you. You must have a paper trail and some sort of code that we can see. Otherwise, we have your copypasta job on Github that leads us to believe you did nothing except idle away. Even if it is broken code, you must upload it.

      You failed to mention the other features that are architecture agnostic. What about those? They are:
      InstaSwitch – Building a new hypervisor to instantly toggle between native Android and native Windows
      Console Remote Access -> Remotely access your Console OS device from any old Android
      Additional codecs and media playback support
      Native DVR support (planned ATSC, DVB, QAM/CableCARD, & DTCP-IP)
      Built-in media serving (UPnP and DLNA)
      Console Files – A new file manager we’re building in to the desktop

    22. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on January 18, 2016

      @That Headphones Guy - Unfortunately, your logic leaves out the assumption that we were not working during last year to resume Andorid-IA for PC hardware. That was our best chance at success. We outlined this in our update.

      Several of the Pro features depended on Android-IA components that were in a state of development - such as multi-window, that Intel discontinued after our Kickstarter ended.

      Other features like Console Maps became redundant with the launch of HERE Maps.

      The remainder of the feature set we still plan to implement, particularly now that we have our new path laid in and are implementing it.

      A Kickstarter is not a suicide pact. The TOS you and we both agreed to gives us the authority to put things on hold when a Risk hits. We regret it took several months to address the loss of Android-IA for PC hardware, but it was not discontinued in just one move - those changes took place in several phases over 2015.

      We are focused on implementing the original feature set - but it cannot be overstated how devastating the loss of Android-IA for PC hardware was, or the amount of resources the team took to try and right those rudders.

    23. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on January 18, 2016

      Let's be clear: it was your promise from the onset to make every reasonable effort to develop the Pro features in tandem with the main OS. Now, there is no absolutely room for excuse to state Intel has left you holding the bag because while you waited all this time and willfully remained idle, you could have been developing the Console OS Pro features independent from the OS. In fact, if you put to good use the coding skills MMV prides itself in, you could have sold the Pro features as separate apps on the Play Store and Amazon Appstore and netted a profit from their sales. Indeed, one risk factor you neglected to explicitly list was indolence.

    24. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on January 18, 2016

      @Cykit - If you were not comfortable with the risks, you should not have backed.

      We are committed to making Console OS happen, and progressively implement the features listed, in our new path forward. After our next release checkpoint, we'll update you on our feature set.

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      Cykit on January 18, 2016

      @MMV do you understand that it is your backers, not intel, pays for the project? What we demand is not a statement, but the pro product you promised, with all the features promised. The "I cannot share", "I can not promise" puts more shame to your name and your project

    26. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on January 18, 2016

      @ACH - Unfortunately we can't share those discussions which would provide clarity on the subject.

      We are working with Intel to offer a joint statement, but this takes time, and we cannot promise one will be issued. Certainly Intel is not disputing our status updates, that we shared with them prior to posting.

      Our focus is on our new path, shipping Console OS as an open-source project, and slowly, progressively implementing these features.

      We aren't happy that is the path we have been forced to take, but we encourage critics to offer productive alternatives, rather than idle griping.

    27. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on January 18, 2016

      I am considering reaching out to Intel via some contacts at my university. One of my university's honored alumni was a leading developer on the Pentium project from decades ago and a somewhat recent graduate heads up hiring for part of the Core technology's development team, so there's that. Perhaps, after some digging and some investigation, we will find out just how close of a relationship MMV had with Intel, or if all the code MMV obtained was really what any maker or average Joe could have gotten had he emailed Intel via the correct channels. I will keep everyone posted.

    28. ACH on January 18, 2016

      "@ACH - We shared a detailed project plan with Intel, one that noted dependence on Android-IA. Intel raised no objections to the plan... before, or during, our Kickstarter campaign."

      I could send an e-mail to Intel right now telling them that I'm starting a project based off Intel-IA and they wouldn't "raise an objection". That is starkly different from an affirmation, which is what you originally said. You better get your story straight.

      Your entire "relationship" with Intel is hearsay, as you've provided no proof that you have actually worked/communicated with them on any meaningful level. No wonder "we have shared", "we made clear", and "nobody has objected to" are staples of your vocabulary.

    29. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on January 18, 2016

      I like Sean's comment. To recap it, Price said during the Kickstarter campaign that MMV was up to the task of recoding the low-level OS bits if the need arose. Well, that went well. As we have all painfully discovered over the last two years, Price was not even remotely capable of doing that. At best, MMV is the master of copypasta coding as the Android-x86 incident has shown.

      Is it too hard to say, yes, I claimed far too much and for that I deeply apologize, and I will get hard at work starting where we stand now, beginning with this portion of the Pro features and these kernel bugs? Unfortunately, the time for making amends has long since past. What I don't like is Price's incessant practice of swerving around the issue and not taking ownership for the problems at hand. Had he only just listened... Pride goeth before the fall. Being all pie in the sky about things while not thinking about where he was and what he was doing was this project's downfall.

      What a pity, too. Price never even tried to code up the Pro features the last two years, which would have been a good use of his time instead of standing idle while waiting for the needed code from Intel. As I said before, Price could have concurrently developed the Pro features as apps in expectation of the time when Intel finally did deliver... but he didn't. Geesh. Seriously, Price should have gone into politics or used car sales and left the technology sector alone. lol

    30. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on January 18, 2016

      @ACH - We shared a detailed project plan with Intel, one that noted dependence on Android-IA. Intel raised no objections to the plan... before, or during, our Kickstarter campaign.

      It was not until after the campaign ended, and Intel began pulling back Android-IA for PC, that they began to raise these concerns with us.

      We aren't speaking for Intel, but it is without question that they are continuing to work with us because they share in the commitments that were made to the community regarding this project.

    31. ACH on January 18, 2016

      "@ACH - We made clear to Intel that our project depended on Android-IA for PC, and they acknowledged this to us before we debuted on Kickstarter."

      Your wording is very vague. What exactly did they acknowledge? What is the "this" in your statement?

    32. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on January 18, 2016

      @ACH - We made clear to Intel that our project depended on Android-IA for PC, and they acknowledged this to us before we debuted on Kickstarter.

      At any time, had Intel told us that PC hardware support was going to be dropped, we would have ended the campaign. As we said in our update, we were not informed that Core processor support had formally been dropped until after the campaign had ended. And full PC support was not dropped until the March, 2015 release... four months after we began shipping Console OS.

      Unfortunately, we cannot share our communications with Intel. We have asked them to prepare a statement, but we cannot force anyone external to us to comment.

    33. ACH on January 18, 2016

      You say "shared with Intel", but did you actually receive a response from Intel affirming that your project would not be in jeopardy (since it is HEAVILY reliant on Android-IA)? Perhaps you can share the response from Intel backing you up, or the contact so that we can verify ourselves.

    34. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on January 18, 2016

      @Sean - Few dispute that had Intel discontinued upstream kernel support for Android on PC, that we would not at least be likely on-track with our project plan... one we shared with Intel prior to going to Kickstarter.

      To answer your last question - no, we had no idea that Intel was going to discontinue support for Android on PC hardware. We noted upstream Android changes as a risk. Intel's support for Android on PC hardware stretches back to 2011.

      We will not speak for Intel on this subject. We are continuing to work with them under our new plan, one that cannot be impacted by outside influences or pressures.

    35. MMV=$78K Payday! Backers got NOTHING! on January 18, 2016

      @Creator - You rebuilt Android from the ground up! Remember when you took my money! During one of those all night engineering sessions?
      "At 4 AM, I'm sitting here in our headquarters (a tiny little office) for what was supposed to be a late all-nighter of pressing on, engineering."
      http://www.consoleosripoff.com/showthread.php…

      Not one Kickstarter Console OS backer contracted with Intel's Android kernel for PC or Android-IA. Not one. It's all you, @Creator

      Upstream progress and plan? Let's consider that:

      From the Risks and Challenges :
      "More generally, however, major changes to Android may cause us to have to rewrite portions of our code. We're ready for that.

      http://www.consoleosripoff.com/showthread.php…

      Sounded like you weren't ready for it?

    36. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on January 18, 2016

      @Sean - We didn't pull the plug on Intel's Android kernel for PC. We stated in the risks that upstream changes to Android could impact our progress and plan. They did. We aren't happy about it, but rehashing the topic is not productive for anyone.

      It changes nothing, and only impedes our progress to remind you of the facts.

    37. MMV=$78K Payday! Backers got NOTHING! on January 18, 2016

      @Backers

      Remember the Rewards you contracted to receive (timeframe yet to be revealed)! Don't settle for cheap imitations.

      "Console OS Pro, more specifically, is set to include the following:
      WindowFlinger – A true window manager for Android – run Android apps in windows (Console OS - standard version - will run two apps side-by-side)
      InstaSwitch – Building a new hypervisor to instantly toggle between native Android and native Windows
      Console Remote Access -> Remotely access your Console OS device from any old Android
      Additional codecs and media playback support
      Native DVR support (planned ATSC, DVB, QAM/CableCARD, & DTCP-IP)
      Built-in media serving (UPnP and DLNA)
      Console Files – A new file manager we’re building in to the desktop
      Console Maps Pro – Premium Maps with Enhanced Turn-by-Turn"

      http://consoleosripoff.com/showthread.php…

      Remember, you PAID to be PRO! :)

    38. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on January 18, 2016

      We added a brief section to the build guide on increasing CCache quotas. We are considering making this the default for Console OS, but it could cause people with small SSDs to have issues.

      http://wiki.console.com.co/w/Build_Instructions#Optimizing_CCache_After_Source_Download

      Apologizes to those that were finding Console OS took 2+ hours to build after the first go at it. This should resolve that.

    39. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on January 17, 2016

      @KIHWAN - We have no plans to issue refunds, we are committed to continuing to develop and ship Console OS. Our next campaign update will address physical perk shipments remaining.

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      KIHWAN JIN on January 17, 2016

      Issue refunds!!Issue refunds!!Issue refunds!!Issue refunds!!Issue refunds!!Issue refunds!!Issue refunds!!Issue refunds!!

    41. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on January 17, 2016

      @nem4ik - It is stable on T100, but we are still adding features. Our new path, in the wake of Intel discontinuing Android-IA for PC, has us pushing features progressively in open-source.

      Some features are going up later this week, others will take months, some may not arrive until Marshmallow and beyond. We're not happy about that, but the only other path was to shut down.

      We do expect releases late this month, with additional install options. Using the live boot from USB is best for now.

      @Christopher - Intel has not given us an ETA on fixing the driver issues noted on the Wiki. We asked last week, we'll ask again this week. We will test again on DV8P to see if some of our Mesa patches fixed it. We are testing Mesa 11.0.8 and 11.1 RC1, but neither are stable enough yet to commit to GitHub.

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      nem4ik on January 17, 2016

      Can anyone tell me where is fully working Console OS for my Asus T100? With all features?

    43. Christoper Rogers on January 17, 2016

      So can I build a mostly functional image for the Del Venue 8 Pro yet or not? The wiki notes issues but no word of fixes.

    44. allnitelong on January 17, 2016

      @arul you may create an account at android-x86.net

      @Chris Pike Why doesn't Kickstarter write a single comment here that they agree with you and say you are right?

    45. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on January 17, 2016

      Late yesterday we completed our build guide, you can view it here:

      http://wiki.console.com.co/w/Build_Instructions

      As noted in the guide, we've written it to support all major Android on PC distributions, as well as AOSP. It supports Console OS with Android, Android-IA, and Android-x86.org.

      If you are fickle, we encourage you to wait for our first release - as we are continuing to post code onto GitHub that will differentiate us from other renditions of Android. But this step gives us best-in-class documentation.

      If you have technical issues with the build guide, including with versions of Android other than Console OS, let us know.

    46. allnitelong on January 17, 2016

      @Chris Pike And the next lie. Only one comment was removed by Kickstarter over a month ago.

      Proof your claims Mr. Price.

      You will not succeed to shutdown this comment wall, because no one will accept a platform which will be missused by you to censor backers questions.

      You should deliver what we pledged for instead wasting time for things we didn't pay for.

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      Arul Jayanth Muthukumar on January 17, 2016

      @aias- is there any other way to contact you other than througj Kickstarter?

    48. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on January 17, 2016

      @aias - We are not required to answer your questions on this comment wall. Particularly when a user repeatedly has their comments removed by Kickstarter.

      Our new Q&A system will fully comply with the version of the Kickstarter TOS we are bound to, and we also expect it will comply with the newer TOS as well.

    49. allnitelong on January 17, 2016

      @MMV Bypassing will not work.

      You are not assigned to speak for Kickstarter nor has Kickstarter made any comments that your procedure is okay.

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