These are the reasons why I bought VIM1 Pro:
- It can run Kodi @4K
- It got 802.11ac WiFi which is essential for 4K
- It looks nice
I think Khadas really need to have a focus, maybe go for LibreELEC is a good idea. Make it a very good LibreELEC box, get supports from the community (VIM already has at least two members providing builds), keep it regularly updated.
For me, I don’t really like the Android on the box because It’s not the TV version. Even if it’s a TV version, it won’t have Chromecast function, also Kodi refresh rate would be a problem.
Then I really see these possibilities:
- A best looking LibreELEC box
- A decent Linux desktop
- A over powerful Linux headless server
For LibreELEC, the community can help. Please make everyone’s life easier by allowing multi-boot without UART cable.
For Linux desktop, maybe you could still focus on Ubuntu.
For headless server, I personally will just go for Armbian.