I just joined because I am quite positive I am on the verge of buying the VIM2 v1.4. I do have a few questions, though. If anyone is willing to assist, I would be greatly appreciative. Incoming:
The Amlogic S912 SOC in the VIM2. With it’s eight Cortex A-53 cores, I believe it is the fastest ARM CPU configuration available that does not use Speculative execution and/or out-of-order execution. Am I correct in this belief? Is there anything faster that does not have SE and/or OOOE in it’s architecture?
I plan on dual booting Nougat and Ubuntu Mate on this device. The DualOS .img located here: https://docs.khadas.com/vim2/FirmwareDualos.html specifically V180622: I assume, but just want to confirm: will it work with v1.4 with no issues? I wish to make sure the Bluetooth revision wont be a problem for either OS.
Also is that .img that I linked above of Ubuntu a Mate desktop or something else? And will I be able to update it to 18.04 or 18.10 without issue? Or will I need keep it on 16.04?
Is there any ETA on v1.4 release? I am in no real hurry and will gladly order whenever I am able to find answers to my questions. But I would like to have an idea of when I could expect the device in question.
And that’s about it. I appreciate everyone’s time that considers assisting me with the answers to these questions and hope everyone has a great week!