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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. \_/ Refunded 04.06.16. Hush $$? \=/ on April 5, 2016

      Where do I request my refund?

      I purchased Console OS PRO almost two years ago, when it was still relevant.

      You did not deliver. Anything. Ever. That works.

      Not even a t.shirt!

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      WANG Jing on April 5, 2016

      Your github is almost empty, during 2 years, only these commits?
      Besides, most of them is copy from cwhuang.

    3. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on April 5, 2016

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    4. \_/ Refunded 04.06.16. Hush $$? \=/ on April 5, 2016

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    5. David Walkner on April 5, 2016

      Thank you for the update

    6. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on April 5, 2016

      @David - We offered people refunds for the Spotify Premium awhile back. Spotify offered a better premium deal, and we offered to refund people the equal amount that they were asking ($2 for 2 months if memory serves at this late hour). We emailed you the details of that in a prior update.

      As we noted in our last update, we resumed laptop skins and related perks as soon as Lollipop shipped. Our Risk mitigation plan called for suspending physical perks until we were sure we could continue shipping Console OS, once Android-IA for PC was aborted. We just gave you the latest status of that at the tail end of our update; TL;DR we're going to ship each and every one of them.

      We're sorry that we were caught off-guard by the discontinuation of Android-IA for PC, but we noted that Android ecosystem changes could impact our timetable - at the time you backed us.

      Nobody is more upset about the past "two years" as you put it, of our careers, than our team (it actually is ~21 months since we debuted on Kickstarter, we keep count). We're not giving up because of the tumult that is the Android ecosystem, on the contrary, we're preparing new products that aim to clean that up.

    7. David Walkner on April 5, 2016

      It's been 2 years

      Where is my

      * One month of Spotify Premium
      * A signed pre-launch flier
      * A custom Console OS laptop skin

      Thank you

    8. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on April 4, 2016

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    9. \_/ Refunded 04.06.16. Hush $$? \=/ on April 4, 2016

      @mmv.

      Why won't you answer any of my questions?
      Where are the proper release notes?

      If you can't deliver:
      Console OS PRO (I'm a lifetime supporter - err is is sucker?. lol),
      any of the "perks" you said you would
      Any working piece of software created by you or your "team".

      Then @mmv. I want a refund. Not more empty promise repLIES (the only thing you seem to have created so far).

    10. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on April 4, 2016

      Hi all, as we posted on Twitter and Facebook earlier today, we have begun preliminary filming and promo work for our next major product, one we really (really) hope to announce later this month.

      We apologize for some of the delays that this is causing, but as noted in our last update, it's necessary to keep Console OS going. We have to bring in revenue, and as the last update goes in-depth on, it won't be from Console OS for awhile (as Google sorts out Android N, and its formal PC debut).

      We do hope to tie up some loose ends later this week.

    11. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on April 3, 2016

      @Jason - We aren't going to continue to engage with you, sorry. We do have a new update that will focus on what we will be implementing over the next two weeks. It will be posted as soon as it is ready.

      We listened to the constructive feedback from backers after our last update - both on Kickstarter and on social media (as well as on http://forums.console.com.co/ ), and it has been helpful in adapting our strategy to the interests of backers.

    12. \_/ Refunded 04.06.16. Hush $$? \=/ on April 3, 2016

      You think Kickstarter is going to ban me for asking you for a refund?

      Well, how about this?

      Is it true you refunded certain backers?

      Did you use backer funds to refund only select backers?

      Where is Console OS Pro.? With all those features you wrote?

      Have you or anyone on "team" ever beeneed banned from any Android x-86 communities?

    13. \_/ Refunded 04.06.16. Hush $$? \=/ on April 3, 2016

      Way to continue lashing out at backers , mmv.

      Maybe you should read my comment.

      Did you know it's against Kickstarter rules, spirit, and policies to rip off backers?

      Why you continue to treat with vitriol those of us who gave you so much mone, I'll never understand.

    14. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on April 2, 2016

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    15. \_/ Refunded 04.06.16. Hush $$? \=/ on April 2, 2016

      @mmv
      Your last comment here indicates a real update was forthcoming. You said Tuesday or Wednesday. Then, on Friday...

      Instead, you punk us with an April fools joke.

      Classy..

      Where is Console OS PRO? I purchased Console OS PRO from you in 2014 because you said it was ready. With "hundreds of features you wrote"!

      You've not offered anything that actually works, ever. A tablet without wifi is useless. Still. Always has been. No play store. Yeah. Oh that's right Console OS was to have anot app store, lol.

      Not even a t.shirt.

      You should be ashamed of yourself.

      Oh. You are. That's why you're lashing out at us here in this very wall which has become all there is to show after giving you nealry 80 thousand dollars for products.

      Why don't you take a shot at answering some of the valid questions about this project for a change?

    16. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on March 29, 2016

      @Bibek - Actually, we're on our fourth release or so. But as we said last week we were making some decisions this week on how much we would build out on Lollipop vs move forward with Marshmallow. We invited people to provide feedback. We didn't hear any from you on that subject, but these things do matter. We have to decide where we put efforts in.

      There are new features, contrary to what you claim... starting with Console OS Express being worlds easier to setup and deploy onto a USB flash drive (literally, just copy some files and reboot).

      So, we are still working on it. As we posted on Twitter and Facebook, we expect to post an update either Tuesday or Wednesday covering our next steps. We also encourage you to read our last update (on the Updates tab) which chronicled what we are working on at the moment.

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      Bibek Barahi on March 28, 2016

      Hey MMV .. are you doing something more on this or that's it from your side. One release of the Console OS which works partially with no new features as promised. Hope there's more to it. Thanks

    18. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on March 25, 2016

      @Gerard - None of these 'points' are true. We encourage others to read our last few updates in the Updates tab.

      We aren't going to continue to waste time re-arguing daily with one or two backers.

    19. Gerald Kelel on March 25, 2016

      I also think you need the definition of the word addressed. It means: to think about and begin to deal with (an issue or problem).

    20. Gerald Kelel on March 25, 2016

      Still haven't addressed any of the points from my post, so here they are again.

      Please respond to the following allegations with more then calling them lies:

      1. No one else except Christopher Price works for MMV/Console Inc. Since day one of this project, he has refused to answer the simple question of the number of employees in his company. However, he claimed earlier in the Kickstarter comments section to have "engineers", which is plural meaning at least two other employees besides himself. However, he now refrains from referring to his departments at all by quantifiable nouns, instead resorting to using terms such as "engineering" to describe areas of his company. When asked on multiple occasions for the number of employees in his company, he pretended to have been asked for names, not numbers.

      Exhibit A: Search the comments section (current as of 2-4-2016, 12:01 AM MST) with the terms "engineer", "employ" and "number" for the numerous noted examples: Viewable here:
      https://www.docdroid.net/aemcGEK/console...t.pdf.html

      2. He falsely claimed to have already delivered Console OS Pro. He has said in the Kickstarter comments section that he already delivered "Console OS Pro" to backers. Currently, Console OS still lacks Pro features. The Pro version, by definition, would have Pro features.

      Exhibit A: "We aren't rewriting history, we did deliver Console OS Pro exclusively to backers in the timeframe stated." Viewable here:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mmv...t-11388942

      3. He still has not shipped any of the physical rewards to backers.

      Exhibit A: As indicated by Price's following post, as of February 1st, 2016, physical rewards still have not been shipped to backers. Viewable here:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mmv...t-12364681

      4. He tested thousands of paid Play Store apps without prior backer consent, either using thousands of dollars of Kickstarter funds to purchase them or engaging in pirating to obtain them. He claimed online that he had tested thousands of paid Play Store apps on Console OS. This would mean he had either spent thousands of dollars to purchase them or he had obtained them illegitimately by pirating them.

      Exhibit A: "We've successfully imported and tested thousands of paid play store apps, right in our own labs."
      Price never responded back explaining how he acquired those apps. Viewable here:
      http://i.imgur.com/cgr9nng.jpg

      5. He falsely claimed to have already built a prototype with over 100 features already built-in before the project campaign. He has been unwilling and unable to produce the original prototype that he already "built" prior to the project. Likewise, he has been unwilling and unable to provide verifiable visual evidence, either through prerecorded video or live screencast, which showed said prototype had "over new 100 features already built-in."

      Exhibit A: "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." Viewable here:
      https://web.archive.org/web/20140614024855/https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mmv/console-os-dual-boot-android-remastered-for-the-pc

      6. He fraudulently obtained backer funds by purposely withholding information about Android-IA for Core's suspension until the refund window had past. He withheld the information that Android-IA for Core's development had been suspended, of which he was informed three days after the campaign had ended. He did not let backers know Android-IA for Core was crucial for Console OS's on-going development. He even made it appear in campaign materials that it was a direct competitor, not the basis for Console OS's code. Somehow, the rest of the industry understood Android-IA for Core's suspension to be indefinite but not Price. He did not inform backers of its suspension until backer funds could no longer be refunded, almost six months later. Per Kickstarter policy, all project creators can fully refund their backers through Amazon Payments up to 60 days after a campaign has ended.

      Exhibit A: "@Dave - We're still determined to make that happen, despite pullback from partners. Had Intel called us up during our Kickstarter campaign and said 'hey, heads up, yes we can confirm we're suspending Android development for Core processors' - then we would have posted that.
      We didn't get confirmation of that until three days (72 hours) after our Kickstarter campaign ended... it was a punch in the gut, frankly we're even surprised we got this far in the wake of that."
      Viewable here:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mmv...t-11535212

    21. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on March 25, 2016

      @Jason - We've addressed each and every topic you've raised in the past few updates, the most recent update a mere 10 days ago even provided direct, specific updates to the topics raised.

      You persist in re-posting daily. We aren't going to continue to consume time re-answering you.

    22. \_/ Refunded 04.06.16. Hush $$? \=/ on March 24, 2016

      @copier.

      Using other [real] open source projects is great. Trying to hide the truth from people you took money from, is another (dishonest) thing altogether. No?

      In this case, it would appear you have run afoul of the real developer of the thing you're trying to pass off as your own work.

      In fact, it would appear to be the very behaviour of selling someone else's open source project (without any of your own meaningful contributiins) that angered at least some of the real developers.

      You made some nice glossy marketing materials for something you claimed you had already finished in 2014. When it became clear it was never real, and you took nearly 80 thousand dollars from us, it made some backers and some non-backers and even some eventually un-backers quite unhappy.

      You had so, so many chances to come clean. You refused. You offered us signed copies of thoder glossy marketing materials. For something that still doesn't work. Two. Years. Later.

      When will I get my copy of Console OS PRO (which I purchased a lifetime license from you for myself and a friend waaay back in 2014). ?

      When will you ship the other thing last you promised in the Kickstarter campaign?

      May I please just get my money back?

    23. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on March 24, 2016

      @Jason - FOSS means standing on the shoulders of giants. We are unapologetic about taking other people's open source stacks into our open source stack.

      Such criticism might be valid if we went closed source. But we didn't. Every bit of Console OS is open and fully attributed on GitHub.

    24. \_/ Refunded 04.06.16. Hush $$? \=/ on March 24, 2016

      @mmv
      Don't you mean.. just as soon as x86 adds support, you'll be sure to copy it?

    25. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on March 24, 2016

      Good morning all, we've pushed out dozens more page revisions to the Console Wiki... and even created a couple new pages.

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

      Only somewhat depressingly, we see we have more work to do. We'll keep at it until the Wiki catches back up with the release. We hope to be back on schedule this weekend.

    26. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on March 23, 2016

      @Ernie - Try the 32 bit build. It has better Broadcom support due to Broadcom's closed source driver (don't blame us!)

      We have pushed dozens of Wiki updates today, but this will get added to the release notes shortly too!

    27. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on March 23, 2016

      @Harry - Supporting new Intel silicon is coming but it takes time. Traditional Linux distros struggle with Cherry Trail today, and Android adds another massive layer of complexity.

      Intel's production Android tablets have a very specifically tuned kernel that just won't work today with PC hardware (like Surface 3). We appreciate your patience!

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      Ernie on March 23, 2016

      @mmv
      Quick question, will there be any support for the Broadcom BCM4324 in Lollipop?
      Reason for this question is that with Console OS Express v0.4.96 (32-bit) wireless is not working :(
      If yes any indications when this will be?
      Thanks for any feedback

    29. \_/ Refunded 04.06.16. Hush $$? \=/ on March 23, 2016

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      Harry Elliott on March 23, 2016

      @MMV - Please do not take this as whining or complaining. I knew the risks associated with backing you (or anyone) on Kickstarter and I hope that what little I was able to contribute helped with your development. I am one of the 52 lifetime backers and I have, to date, not been able to use Console OS. My poor Venue 8 pro died a sad and ignominious death before its time. I now have a MS Surface 3 with LTE (not a Pro 3). I would love nothing more than to be able to dual boot a version of Android on my Surface 3, but alas, I am more of a gadget geek then a technician and have not been able to make anything work. I have tried X-86 and Remix OS to no avail. I know I am not the smartest when it comes to this type of thing, but I was hoping Console OS could be an answer. Is there anyway you could help me? I live far far away in Guam and there is no one on this rock that can. I will be in San Diego soon with my Surface 3 if you have someone in the area that might be able to lend a hand. All I want for Christmas (or maybe July 4th) is to dual boot my Surface 3. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide and best of luck moving forward.

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      kisamesama on March 22, 2016

      Ok would be cool if you could make it work on surface 3 as imo it is mainly used as a tablet and having android on it would be great for media consumption

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

      @kisamesama - Two-part answer. In the long run, yes, there will be a Marshmallow version of Console OS... barring something totally unforeseen. We already have it up and running in the lab with most of the Console OS differentiators ported over.

      In the short term, what we are contemplating is an upgrade to Console OS Lollipop that would backport either Kernel 4.4 or 4.5. We should make a final decision on that by the end of the week. That may enable Surface 3 to work with Console OS Lollipop... but the main focus will be on Broadwell and Skylake (Core M) systems, if we decide to go ahead with it

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      kisamesama on March 22, 2016

      Thx for reply. Will there be a marshmallow version consoleos comparible for surface 3? How soon approximately?

    34. \_/ Refunded 04.06.16. Hush $$? \=/ on March 21, 2016

      Once again, not one question answered, just disrespect from your "team".

      Stay classy, Mr Price.

    35. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on March 21, 2016

      @Jason - Please stop spamming our wall with repeat posts. We are not going to communicate with you if you continue to engage in such behavior.

    36. \_/ Refunded 04.06.16. Hush $$? \=/ on March 21, 2016

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    37. \_/ Refunded 04.06.16. Hush $$? \=/ on March 21, 2016

      @copier
      I must have missed where you and all your very busy team members answered a single one of my questions.

      Where is my copy of Console OS PRO? That I paid for.
      With all those features you had ready to go in 2014?
      Where is my t-shirt?
      Where are the meaningful release notes and changelogs?

      Why are you disgusted with the developer responsible for the code you forked (which he claims you tried to market, without meaningful contributions).

      Some might find your conduct disgusting.

      I want a refund.

    38. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on March 21, 2016

      (Sorry about a few typos I that last reply, including username(s) - we unplugged everything at the office due to a lighting storm going on right now - we're typing on phones at the moment)

    39. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on March 21, 2016

      @Kisamesa - Cherry Trail devices, especially Surface 3, will require Marshmallow.

      Stable platform support from Intel, to the Linux kernel in particular, is not in mainline until Marshmallow for us. While Intel did ship a version of Lollipop for Cherry Trail devices, it is very narrow path and won't work on Surface 3.

      But thanks for bringing that up, we should post a note on the Wiki and Devices areas clarifying that.

    40. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on March 21, 2016

      @Kisamesa - Cherry Trail devices, especially Surface 3, will require Marshmallow.

      Stable platform support from Intel, to the Linux kernel in particular, is not in mainline until Marshmallow for us. While Intel did ship a version of Lollipop for Cherry Trail devices, it is very narrow path and won't work on Surface 3.

      But thanks for bringing that up, we should post a note on the Wiki and Devices areas clarifying that.

    41. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on March 21, 2016

      @Kisamesa - Cherry Trail devices, especially Surface 3, will require Marshmallow.

      Stable platform support from Intel, to the Linux kernel in particular, is not in mainline until Marshmallow for us. While Intel did ship a version of Lollipop for Cherry Trail devices, it is very narrow path and won't work on Surface 3.

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      kisamesama on March 21, 2016

      Hi guys, is it possible to install consoleos on surface 3 (non pro version)? I plan to buy one

    43. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on March 21, 2016

      @Jason - We responded to each of these topics to you directly on this comment wall. Your claims lack merit. We will continue to point this out. Your effort to derail our comment wall, is nothing more than a waste of your time.

      We addressed the claims from Chih-Wei Huang and exposed his disgusting shakedown efforts at that time.

    44. \_/ Refunded 04.06.16. Hush $$? \=/ on March 21, 2016

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    45. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on March 21, 2016

      Good morning all, we have an update that should resolve most, if not all of the Terminal Emulator issues. That will go up this afternoon, and will open wide to the public.

      After that we'll focus on Console Developer Rewards and getting that rolling (finally).

      From there, most of the feedback (from last week's update) has been that we should accelerate up to Marshmallow, and start providing weekly builds for Marshmallow. So while the public enjoys Lollipop, our main focus with Kickstarter backers will be to begin offering Marshmallow builds on a weekly-update ring.

    46. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on March 21, 2016

      @Mat - Console OS Express is easier because it does not require post-install repartitioning, and the USB boot is writable from the get-go.

      You can test with Express and report back, we do have some additional NUC levers we can pull (some kernel switches with HDMI), but we need people to actually take the effort to test and report back with BIOS versions and whatnot. We can't replicate every environment with every build.

      At the moment we're using v4.0, and we're about to switch to v4.4 or v4.5, so some of those switches may break in the process... again, feedback is helpful there.

    47. Mat Oldaker on March 21, 2016

      What are the options for changing the Audio output, eg. line out, HDMI sound etc. I have yet to be able to boot this to test it myself on my NUC2820, contrary to your claims it's easier than the competition, whereas they boot just fine. If sound will work via HDMI I'd be willing to troubleshoot, if not I'll stick with remix.

    48. \_/ Refunded 04.06.16. Hush $$? \=/ on March 21, 2016

      @Copier
      I want a refund.
      My purchase was for Console OS PRO.
      Either deliver or refund me.

      Thanks

      @Backers
      Check out the Google search results for console os.

      Apparently, not much about this project has been honest, open. We may have been scammed.

      Too bad, really. It all sounded so good.

    49. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on March 19, 2016

      @Jason - This is completely incorrect. We encourage everyone, including you, to re-read our past four updates. We have said we are completely committed to Console OS. You can read our change log on GitHub, right now.

      We have backported hundreds of commits and changes to shore up our Lollipop builds, making sure they are the best out there.

      We can't bring back Android-IA for PC. That change which happened in January 2015 did set us back. But we are continuing to work with partners, including Intel, to take the best from Android-IA and integrate it atop our fork Android-x86.

      Please stop repeatedly asking for a refund. It is a Community Guidelines violation to endlessly pester us. Thanks.

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