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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. (
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. (
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    1. Shiv Manas on

      @MMV: Just to clarify, the download that'll be released to backers is different from the link you've just posted, right? Because when I go to the link, it says the account type is "Console OS Standard Account Free". Can you please clarify if the full/proper release will be sent to all backers via email, or will it be posted here?

    2. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on

      Hi all, for those that cannot wait, we have posted the download files at

      We are still doing testing and have not posted everything yet - but it seems some want access right-this-minute. As promised, if Kickstarter didn't act to clean up the comment wall as promised, we'd ship anyways. We're making good on that.

      Later tonight and tomorrow, we'll set up additional forums (just for you backers) where we can group Kickstarter-related answers. Then we'll send out an update for everyone signed up via email.

    3. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on

      @Gary - We can subjectively chose to take the best options that we feel are in the interest of all backers. When someone is willing to spend significant portions of their life, demanding hourly replies from us - or posting incorrect information we are compelled to respond to - on our own comment wall, we have to act.

      That is our right under the Kickstarter TOS from mid-2014, and we stand by the call. All other backers are going to keep getting Console OS, hopefully later today too.

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      Gary on

      "We are not refunding people. We chose to ban 13 backers that have caused a huge drain on our resources"

      Legally you are refunding people. Whether you subjectively see it as a "ban" is irrelevant.

      Please also give me a refund. Thanks.

    5. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on

      An update will be posted soon with details on downloading.

    6. xconwayx on

      Creator Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. 1 day ago
      We expect our Lollipop builds to be available later today. We'll keep you posted.

      Where can I get the Lollipop build? I can't seem to find a link.

    7. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on

      @AC - See our replies below, we just addressed this request. We're excited to be shipping Lollipop, on the road to Marshmallow. Thanks.

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      AC on

      Hi, I would like to get a refund too.

    9. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on

      There are a few people working on Console OS currently. Less than before, but still a few. We had to deal with the resources and bad hand we were dealt - particularly after losing Android-IA for PC - and after making a considerable investment in that platform.

      But we're not going to dive deeper into that topic. Members of our team requested anonymity after dealing with cyberbullies - including harassing phone calls and personal contact information being posted on other sites. We want to thank sites like XDA-Developers for working quickly to remove the illegal and harrassing efforts like that. We won't let the trolls win.

      We are referring to less than three-tenths of one percent of backers, that we call trolls. We understand that some people want refunds, and we've bent over backwards to explain why that is not possible - and what we're doing to make Console OS great.

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      Cykit on

      “We have been open, respectful, and hard-working to keep Console OS going, in spite of stated risks impacting us.”
      This sounds great! For the one hundredth time, how many are working on this project? Just numbers, 1? 2? 3? Please be open and transparent, as you advertised.
      Also, for the past 16 months, how many pro features have you implemented? 1? 2? 3? Please show how hard-working you are, as advertised.
      For the respectful part, you call your backers (investors) trolls, I think we could skip that.
      "If you are "sick and tired" of this, simply go away."
      Well this is what I am about to do, since I already got the refund. This whole charade already left a bad taste to the mouth. Also I suggest other backers who are sick and tired of this show like I am, make some noise, so you guys could "go away" as the 13 of us. Because this is what Mr. Price suggests our backers do anyways, right?
      This is going to be my last post, good luck everyone!

    11. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on

      We're sorry that you are not satisfied, ACH. We're excited to be taking the best parts of Android-IA and progressively integrating them into Console OS, on our new path forward.

      While the loss of Android-IA for PC was undeniable as a setback, it was part of the Android platform at the time. We would not have moved forward with the Kickstarter had we known it was in danger of being discontinued, but we are not making excuses... we're working to deliver!

    12. ACH on

      Just a few points for backers that may have missed older comments buried by Creator's canned responses:

      Please note the carefully worded contrapositive: "Intel has not disputed". This is as relevant as if I were to say that "Intel has not disputed that the Console OS project is a total scam". The fact is, Intel has never even confirmed that they have a relationship with this project despite Creator's insistence that they were "working together". This deceptive wording has been a common theme in the Creator's responses.

      Also note that Android-IA was NOT mentioned in the project risks, only "Android". Seeing as Google's stake in Android is orders of magnitude greater than Intel's, specifically mentioning Android-IA as a risk should be expected.

      In fact the only place where Android-IA was mentioned during the campaign is in the marketing matrix on the campaign page where the Creator disparaged it. As such, that the project completely relied on Android-IA is something that would never be inferred by any reasonable person.

      Again, this information is directed towards backers that may be showing up late to the party. No response is needed from the Creator.

    13. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on

      Hi everyone, update on the what-if-Kickstarter-doesn't-fix the comment wall problem.

      Later today, a new forum will pop up for Kickstarter Backers at

      We'll use that in place of the comment wall, and distribute to Kickstarter backers via an update. We hope to get this all done today!

    14. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on

      @Simon - Sorry but we stated as a risk that we cannot control upstream Android resources. Android-IA for PC was one of them.

      We don't have the resources to refund you. Intel has not disputed that they discontinued a project we depended on. Claims we have misled anyone, are false.

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      Simon Bilodeau on

      I would like a refund too. I paid for something that was advertised as better than Android IA and Android X86. It was also supposed to be out more than 16 months ago. And all your advertising mentioned a team but now your "we" even isn't able to handle comments and actually deliver Console OS at the same time. Those were all lies, and you can't keep my money if all you deliver is lies and excuses.

      I'm already running Android X86; I paid for the Pro features, not a clone of what anyone can hack together. Please refund me.

    16. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on

      The problem will resolve itself shortly, but thanks for your feedback.

    17. ACH on

      The spam comments have already been removed, and even so what you're saying makes no sense. There is a dedicated page whose entire purpose is for creators to provide updates; the comment wall is irrelevant in this context.

    18. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on

      Kickstarter is taking additional steps to resolve comment spam, which interferes with our ability to communicate with backers. They updated us this morning and assured us that this is about to be resolved. We are happy to wait 24 hours or so to accommodate Kickstarter's delay. If they cannot complete that request in the timeframe, we will use an alternate means to serve up Console OS to you all.

    19. ACH on

      My day is going great, thank you! However I'm still unsure what Kickstarter has to do with your ability to release anything?

    20. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on

      We are working to deliver what we envisioned in our Kickstarter right now. Our first Lollipop release is on the file servers, just waiting on Kickstarter. Have a nice day!

    21. ACH on

      If your bankruptcy is due to you refunding all backers then yes, you are absolutely right.

      Otherwise you could just, you know, actually deliver what you promised instead of wasting your time blaming everyone else. Or, barring that, take baby steps and just cut down on the logical fallacies and little white lies -- refunds are not possible outside of 60 days, 13 backers make up 50% of the comment wall, you have no obligation to deliver rewards, that it's your choice to ban your backers, etc.

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      kisamesama on

      Hi, I have not been following the project for a long time but seen not very good article on the project :( ... tbh I didn't even read them. I had a Toshiba encore and backed this project to be able to have android on it. But I have already sold my encore.

      I wanna know if I will be able to install consoleos on any laptop or pc? I have an old hp dv4, will consoleos work on it?

    23. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on

      Please just leave us alone. You want nothing other than to see us bankrupt, or options that would require Intel to resume development of Android-IA for PC, which they have said they have no plans to do.

      Repeating the same criticism, constantly, hourly, is why we are moving to ban you.

    24. ACH on

      And please stop lying, YOUR posts make up half of the comment wall. Therefore, it is impossible that 13 backers' posts make up half of the comment wall.

    25. ACH on

      Perfect, that is exactly what I expected from you. You have no problem saying that you'll delay the project because you're spending too much time on this wall repeatedly posting canned comments, but you won't spend the time to address actual concerns and criticisms. Since obviously that it's "not productive" isn't the real reason, the logical conclusion is that you don't have rational responses to those questions and criticisms. Heck, you might actually have to take some responsibility or admit some fault, which you have not once done.

      It's actually pretty amusing (well maddening, really) if you take a step back and think about it. You have blamed: Intel, Kickstarter, Chih-Wei Huang, your backers -- everyone but yourself. A little humility goes a long way.

    26. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on

      @Edgar - We are not refunding people. We chose to ban 13 backers that have caused a huge drain on our resources, and account for more than half our comment wall.

      We have said there will be a full feature roadmap update after we ship Lollipop. We said clearly as the first Kickstarter operating system, that feature set is subject to change... that is not grounds for a refund. We do expect the original vision of Console OS (Pro) to be implemented over the next few versions, based on our risk mitigation and new path forward.

    27. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on

      Our focus is on shipping Console OS Lollipop. Discussion of what-ifs, had we taken other roads, is not productive in-depth. We expect to have some path to download later today, we just talked to Kickstarter this morning on these open issues. They are working to resolve it, and we're passing that along.

    28. ACH on

      "We had legal clearance to quit at that point."

      If someone actually told you that you could have just taken the money and ran, you should probably fire them. Even if we accept that you accurately disclosed the risks (which I absolutely don't agree with) you are legally bound to come up with a plan and try to execute that. You could not have just quit and taken the money.

      In addition, had you chose to just walk away you would have needed to justify that decision with much more information -- information that you have thus far refused to provide such as accounting and proof that you actually did more than cobble Intel's work together and ship a pre-Alpha quality build.

      Your repeated misinterpretation of the Kickstarter ToS that governs this project makes me think you didn't actually read them.

      "This is a Kickstarter, not a suicide pact."

      Yawn, another strawman (TM). Who said that exactly? You could have simply refunded your backers' money long ago (even past the 60 days; it has been done before and is absolutely possible even if we're talking about partial refunds). Regardless by accepting funding you are legally binding yourself to deliver rewards. This is especially true for physical rewards, which don't depend on Intel doing your work for you.

      Also, had you actually implemented 10 features (which you claimed to have), not collecting $50,000 from Huang in return for simply demo'ing them is borderline negligence and, had you been answering to shareholders, would be grounds for legal action against you.

      I'm looking forward to the adult, intelligent discourse that we'll surely have once you finally address the points in this comment.

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      Edgar Santos on

      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.

    30. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on

      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.

    31. ACH on

      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.

    32. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on

      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

      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.

    34. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on

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

    35. ACH on

      "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

      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...

    37. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on

      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.

    38. ACH on

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

    39. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on

      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.

    40. ACH on

      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.

    41. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on

      @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.

    42. Jeff Bristow on

      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.

    43. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on

      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

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

    45. \_/ Refunded 04.06.16. Hush $$? \=/ on

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

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      Huang Jung-Hsing on

      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

      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..

    48. RiceFryer on

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

    49. Richard Yiu on

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

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