lithium630 wrote:Can you at least release the update as open source?
lithium630 wrote:I'm more than willing to take my chances trying the update.
staknhalo wrote:lithium630 wrote:Can you at least release the update as open source?
They can't do that because of the required 'extender' parts of the software.lithium630 wrote:I'm more than willing to take my chances trying the update.
I don't know what you would gain. It was unfinished and the WMC code part was pretty much the same.
staknhalo wrote:I do, I was a beta tester.
lithium630 wrote:So it wasn't far enough for prime time in your opinion?
staknhalo wrote:lithium630 wrote:So it wasn't far enough for prime time in your opinion?
Like I said, playback functionality was the same so it was just a new interface + Android apps to put it lightly.
th3Pil0t wrote:If we could get WMC + apps, that would be miles ahead of where it is now.
Motz wrote:We’ll continue to sell and support Echo as a Media Center Extender, as we have all along. While we won’t be able to add new the capabilities Android would bring, Echo remains a great solution for anyone that wants the core Extender feature set of whole-home TV, DVR, movies, music and video in a great looking, small, silent device that consumes a fraction of the electricity used by other extenders and set-top boxes.
Ceton in the SotE#3 wrote:So, rather than release the beta too early, we've been doing a lot of extra work to bring Android to the next level for TV.
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