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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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    1. Missing avatar

      Edgar Santos on February 23, 2016

      Will Console OS Lollipop have any of the advertised Pro Features?

      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

      Otherwise i think i will go for the refund. Tired of waiting for something that was never close to what as been advertised on Kickstarter.

    2. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on February 23, 2016

      We're sorry that you feel that way, but again, it is without question that had Android-IA for PC not been discontinued (within a month of our ship date, which we shipped within), our work would not have been dramatically impacted like it was.

      We had legal clearance to quit at that point. This is a Kickstarter, not a suicide pact. We are choosing not to, and we will not be brought down by criticism for that choice.

    3. ACH on February 23, 2016

      Ever heard the saying about "lipstick on a pig"? Your posts are nothing more than passive-aggressive, patronizing jabs thinly veiled in civility. The number of mistruths and inconsistencies you've put forward in these comments is staggering. The fact that you continue to do that, ignore backer concerns when these are pointed out, refuse to take ANY responsibility (seriously, never even once) and consistently treat your backers as if they are stupid; that is the real disrespect.

      Throwing all of this aside, the real truth is that you have delivered nothing but an alpha-quality version of Intel's work with zero added features that doesn't run on all "launch" devices. You hold no moral high ground while that statement holds true; and it has for over a year now.

    4. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on February 23, 2016

      Calling us "con men" is why we are in kind, calling you a troll. We have been open, respectful, and hard-working to keep Console OS going, in spite of stated risks impacting us. Console OS is now open source, we have been making regular contributions, and we're excited to be shipping this week.

      If you are "sick and tired" of this, simply go away. We'll keep calling out your disrespect. Thanks.

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      Cykit on February 23, 2016

      Seriously, I am getting so sick and tired, and insulting by being called a "troll" over and over again. I, along with so many others, backed your "project" two years ago Mr. Price. We have every rights to be reasonably disappointed when there is literally nothing delivered as you promised, and you call us a troll for that? Among the 13 of us only 2 have EVER had their posts removed, while they have a good reason to repeat their post -- you never answer disappointed backers' questions directly.

      As of now, I am not, and was never "banned". And being called a "troll" again and again by a con man like you Mr. Price, is insulting. I strongly urge my fellow backers, to take actions. It is no longer a matter of $10. It is about how to drive scammers out of this community. FTC complaint and media exposure might be a good place to go at this stage.

    6. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on February 23, 2016

      We disagree, respectfully. We are excited that Console OS Lollipop is uploaded and will be in the hands of backers shortly.

    7. ACH on February 23, 2016

      "Disrespectful"? Every one of your comments is a patronizing, deceptive, hyperbolic bundle of garbage. You've disrespected your backers for a year and a half.

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      Ripton on February 23, 2016

      Wait, how does stopping someone from commenting here will make your Console OS launch more successful? If I understand things properly, by delaying COS even more you are making even more people angry = even more "spammers" = more delays to ban those people...
      Why don't you just release it already? You will lose nothing if you release it now rather than later, in fact you will only win...

    9. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on February 23, 2016

      We won't engage in disrespectful dialogue. Our first Console OS Lollipop builds are on the server, ready to ship. If Kickstarter doesn't do their job, and reign in the trolls (pursuant to our update 12 hours ago) we will bypass the comment wall for good and ship anyways.

      That may mean we just auto-reply to each and every comment going forward, pointing people to another tool... but posts like the one below are part and parcel of why we may have to do that.

    10. ACH on February 23, 2016

      "The threat"? Dude, you've completely lost it.

    11. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on February 23, 2016

      It doesn't matter if there is one backer posting hundreds of comments per day... the threat remains and if a 24 hour delay resolves that problem, we think that's the right call to make. We stand by the decision.

    12. ACH on February 23, 2016

      Stop making excuses. Only YOU have the power to erase the black mark on this project and your reputation. Blaming two backers (yes, only TWO had any comments removed) for your failure to deliver is pathetic.

    13. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on February 23, 2016

      @Jeff - And we clearly followed that up with an explanation of what happened with Kickstarter, a situation that they still are past-due on resolving.

      We're giving people what most asked us to do - transparent updates in real-time. The downside of that, is sometimes, things change. You can't have it both ways.

    14. Jeff Bristow on February 23, 2016

      I will remember that on 2/23/2016 you announced in the comments section that ConsoleOS will be shipping over "the next day or so." I have been reading similar statements for two years. Let's see if this one pans out.

    15. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on February 23, 2016

      Hi folks, we are listening. But to say we have left people "high and dry" is rather ridiculous.

      Anyone can build Console OS based off of GitHub today. What we will be shipping is a pre-packaged version of that code. We have said we will ship Console OS over the next day or so - even if Kickstarter doesn't do their part.

      And after that is done, we will continue improving on Console OS, both with weekly updates to you, and publicly live on GitHub as well.

      We had no idea when we started this project that Intel would abandon Android-IA on PC. We did however state that, as a risk, we might have to change the feature set. That happened. Despite that, we're still here, still making Console OS happen.

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      Gary on February 23, 2016

      We all want a refund. You've had your chance to deliver again and again. Enough is enough.

    17. \_/ Refunded 04.06.16. Hush $$? \=/ on February 23, 2016

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

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      Huang Jung-Hsing on February 23, 2016

      I want a refund as I never get anything as promised. It doesn't work with my Surface Pro 3, then what's the point?

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      pk on February 23, 2016

      Another thing we agree on. Kickstarter should become more involved. The should have a good look at this project and see why nearly all of the backers want a refund. Their name is being tarnished by dodgy projects such as these. I personally will never back another project whilst they allow creators to fleece backers without delivering the rewards, as required under the TOS..

    20. RiceFryer on February 23, 2016

      I would like my $10 back, too. funded 2 years ago, still nothing.

    21. Richard Yiu on February 23, 2016

      I would like my $10 back too. I have requested many times already. Please refund my money.

    22. Keith on February 23, 2016

      I would like my $10 back. Please refund my money.

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      pk on February 23, 2016

      Well fellow backers, it appears that I was right. I would have preferred that I was wrong and that @mmv actually delivered what they promised. Chris, you can no longer claim the moral high ground, you have missed your delivery date (again).

      Perhaps we could send the "13" to Syria to stop ISIS given that they are so effective derailing the project here :)

    24. ACH on February 22, 2016

      Another day, another series of misleading posts by Price. Everything he posts points to these "13 trolls" wreaking havoc on this comment wall, when the fact is that only two backers had comments removed all the way back to February 5th (I stopped going backwards after that).

      It's convenient to lump in backers like myself who question Price on his lack of production, motives, and track record, simply to try to discredit us. Make no mistake, there is no grounds for myself and probably at least 9 of the other 13 refunded backers to be "banned"; this is simply Price doing what he can to silence us. In our case that means he must issue refunds and try to have our status as backers removed. I guarantee that we would not be "banned" otherwise, and it's only being done because we asked for a refund.

      That Kickstarter is being spineless and taking a backseat while Price spirals out of control is besides the point.

    25. Ryan Kritz on February 22, 2016

      @Ripton: my thoughts exactly

      "We won't let the trolls win, even if we have to take another 24 hour setback."
      @MMV: sure sounds like you've turned this into a personal vendetta. Angry backers aside, that's quite unprofessional behavior on your part. I've also been pretty surprised on how reliant you've been on this comment wall, considering you have a website, forum, and wiki you've spent many a time gloating to us about.

      Also I know I'm not getting a refund, but it doesn't hurt to express my interest for one in writing, for the record, of course.

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      tim on February 22, 2016

      How about post a download link via an update... That way everyone will get notified via email... Then we will only see troll email if we log on a view the comments.

    27. \_/ Refunded 04.06.16. Hush $$? \=/ on February 22, 2016

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

    28. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on February 22, 2016

      We cannot communicate with backers when one user posts hundreds of comments in brute-force fashion. We won't let the trolls win, even if we have to take another 24 hour setback. We outlined what we will do if Kickstarter fails to complete that process tomorrow, as well.

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      Ripton on February 22, 2016

      Wait, you are saying that you are delaying Console OS even more because Kickstarter hasn't banned 13 backers?! What the hell man, what the hell...

    30. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on February 22, 2016

      Hello all,

      It’s after 5 PM on the east coast (Kickstarter is based in New York, we’re out here in California).

      The good news: Kickstarter’s spam team has purged dozens of spam comments (from over the weekend) so far, and they’re still working to clean up the mess trolls made over the weekend.

      The bad news: We were informed the banhammer is controlled by a separate team, which still hasn’t closed out the ban process. The best answer we have gotten thus far, is a backlog of work.

      It’s disappointing, for us, and for some at Kickstarter too. The longer it takes for Kickstarter to purge the 13 backers that we have banned, the more spam that is built up by them… the more mess for us, and for Kickstarter.

      We have passed along suggestions to Kickstarter to improve some parts of their business - most notably, their support is not 24/7. As we have seen, trolls don’t quit on weekends, and they don’t work just business hours. Frankly, trolls are all too aware that Kickstarter only reigns in spam (both in posts and users) during work days. They’re aware that Mondays have a backlog, and we’re suffering from that at this hour.

      Our focus over the next 24 is going to be to continue packaging and documenting. As soon as Kickstarter does what we all paid them to do, and reign in the trolls, we’ll ship our first Lollipop builds.

      P.S. If Kickstarter fails to do their job tomorrow - we will start work on an alternate comment wall, and simply script up a blockade of our own. We don’t like to point fingers at companies we do business with, but Kickstarter is not doing what we (you backers, and us) paid them to do, which is manage the community in an efficient manner.

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      Brian Yurkanin on February 22, 2016

      It was worth the $10 just to watch the drama on this comment board unfold over the past years. Thank you for all the amusement.

    32. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on February 22, 2016

      We expect our Lollipop builds to be available later today. We'll keep you posted.

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      Ripton on February 22, 2016

      @MMV Where can those builds be found?

    34. Patrick Tam on February 22, 2016

      How come remix os is partnering with android x86 while they refuse to work with you?

    35. Andy on February 22, 2016

      I'm also asking for a refund within two weeks -- otherwise I'll file a Federal Trade Commission complaint.

    36. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on February 22, 2016

      Cross-posted from Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConsoleInc/

      Build 0.4.95 of Console OS Lollipop (new version scheme) is in the can at 395 MB. The Express installer will take about double the size (we're working on shrinking that).

      These builds should go live over the next 24 hours. Emphasis on should... we'll keep you updated.

      While you wait, please do two housekeeping tasks. 1) Update your BIOS (don't just rely on Windows Update - go to your PC (tablet) maker's web site and check it manually). And 2) Disable Secure Boot.

      Don't know how to do either? No sweat, we'll post more support on both topics shortly.

    37. MMV=$78K Payday! Backers got NOTHING! on February 22, 2016

      @copier - Thank you for the refund of 50 USD.

      I'm actually glad we crossed paths. I learned a lot about android dev, FOOS, crowd-sourcing and legal remedies in the process.

      I did a bit of organizing and I think you will have a hard road to hoe in the future, in light of the truths my teammates have brought to light about you.. But you've brought these discoveries on yourself.

      You should give honesty a taste, it's really, really good. But I know you can't.. I do hope you get diagnosed at some point.

      In closing, I'll leave you with a little Billy Bragg:

      "Goodbye and good luck to all the promises
      you've broken
      Goodbye and good luck to all the rubbish that you've spoken
      Your life has lost its dignity, its beauty and its passion
      You're an accident waiting to happen"

      @Backers - As always, more information about Console OS and it's @copier can be found at:
      www.consoleosripoff.com

      And remember, you PAID to be PRO!

      Cheers!

    38. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on February 22, 2016

      Good morning everyone. We again want to share that Kickstarter will resume normal operations in a few hours, and hopefully will process remaining support requests that we need them to finish tackling.

      Our first release of Console OS Lollipop clocks in a just under 400 MB for the Advanced Installer, and around 800 MB for the Express version. The file size difference is due to some compression and configuration differences - we are working on making the file size smaller in the future.

      We expect it to go live late Monday, but we really do need Kickstarter to address the issues that have plagued us this weekend. As soon as they do, we can ship these builds out - and move forward with Console OS!

    39. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on February 22, 2016

      One last word... Thank you, at least, for showing me that you feel. For 23 whole minutes, you paused and thought over what I said. That means something to me. It means there is still a person there. My posts trying to get you to your senses obviously left a bitter taste in your mouth. But at least, just recently, I know your heart throbbed and you stopped, and deeply thought over what you felt after reading my post. That's the real you speaking, and it wants you to change. Please listen to it. That choice is always there. Thank you, and goodbye.

    40. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on February 22, 2016

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

    41. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on February 22, 2016

      I'm truly sorry, then. Goodbye, and good luck with what the future holds. You surely will need it. The choice still and always stands. Thank you, for, at least, getting me excited about running Android on my PCs. You did do at least that.

    42. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on February 22, 2016

      We don't troll people. We don't post hundreds of duplicate comments. We're excited to ship Lollipop! And we thank our backers for standing with us.

    43. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on February 22, 2016

      Please. Will you change? I and other users presented the truth to you so you would recognize, admit, and repeal what you did. Yes, there are users who have been bitter about it, and I do not condone it. But that does not discount the fact of the severity of your misdeeds. I and other users have addressed the truth, and wanted an open answer, so everyone, including yourself, could be free of this, unshackled from deception and animosity once and for all. Will you change? If you do, it would be big thing for me, and I would not mind being your friend and helping you through the process. It is hard, but you can do it. Starting now, going forward, a huge load will be removed from you, and all that baggage you carry will peel away. Will you?

    44. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on February 22, 2016

      We are not going to ship Lollipop while dealing with trolls like the folks below. Their posts are false, and we don't have the resources to constantly correct them.

      We're excited to ship Lollipop - just as soon as Kickstarter completes their removal on Monday.

    45. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on February 22, 2016

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

    46. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on February 22, 2016

      We are not going to ship Lollipop while dealing with trolls like the folks below. Their posts are false, and we don't have the resources to constantly correct them.

      We're excited to ship Lollipop - just as soon as Kickstarter completes their removal on Monday.

    47. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on February 22, 2016

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

    48. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on February 22, 2016

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

    49. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on February 22, 2016

      We did choose to issue refunds to these 13 backers. The alternatives would have been more costly and time consuming to ban these backers. We are not going to share our dialogue with Kickstarter in public, but they did change and improve some of their process along the way.

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