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Message from official Asus Twitter + YouTube
#1
Yesterday, the official Twitter account from Asus @ASUSUSA published two tweets about the Tinkerboard:
Tinkerboard has arrived:
[url=https://twitter.com/ASUSUSA/status/854753733070258176]https://twitter.com/ASUSUSA/status/854753733070258176[/url]
and a link to a YoutTube Video:
[url=https://twitter.com/ASUSUSA/status/854801507488628736]https://twitter.com/ASUSUSA/status/854801507488628736[/url]
Interestingly, in the Video, the -C version of the Rockchip can be seen on the board.

In the first tweet, they link to this article:
http://edgeup.asus.com/2017/04/19/the-ti...computing/

It gives an explanation to the 4k video out confusion:
"The HDMI port can push 4K at up to 30Hz, but only full-screen video displays natively at that Ultra HD resolution. Due to a limitation of the SoC, 4K visuals created by OS desktop management systems have to be upscaled from 1080p."

Lastly they link to an (yet empty) community on hackster.io for all your Tinkerboard needs:
https://www.hackster.io/tinkerboard

Let's hope, Asus stays commited to this little board.
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#2
Android  image "released" - though not sure where...?

from the youtube comments:
Quote:We have already released an updated Debian 9 distribution along with Android 6.01 image
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdWfxfzeoxY


and also this from twitter:

Quote:ASUS North America‏ @ASUSUSA

right now, the Tinker board is launching with a beta version of Android, but we can keep Chrome OS in mind!
https://twitter.com/ASUSUSA/status/854804290262773762
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#3
I also noticed that the price in the US is $54.99   which should work out to be around £43 here in the UK.  Currys PCWorld selling at £54.99

Edit: I can buy from Amazon US for $59.99 + $17.57 Shipping & Import Fees Deposit to United Kingdom thats about £60.5 Sad
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#4
Big Grin 
Does Asus have a plan to provide a full opengl linux driver (not opengl es) and a vpu codec for the mainline kernel ?  Angel
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#5
Got a reply about missing android:
Quote:[Android image] should be up in the next 48 hours. We had to make some slight changes to the installer and the default applications. Check back late Friday or during the weekend.
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#6
I really don't see ChromeOS happening. Maybe ChromiumOS will be the answer.

The reason I say this is because Google requires secure boot with a write protect screw.

There may be a lot of other requirements before Google would allow a full blown ChromeOS.
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#7
FYI: There is more and benchmark information at "US ASUS" site: https://www.asus.com/us/Single-Board-Com.../overview/
- benchmark to *Competitor SBC - *Competitor SBC Big Grin - OS: Linux 4.4.11+ armv7l l Memory Type: 1GB l CPU Type, Speed[GHz]: Cortex-A53 Quad-core 1.2GHz l GPU Type, Speed[MHz]: VideoCore IV
- usb audio (ALC4040) specification: Play: 24bit/192KHz, Record: 24bit/96KHz (see http://tinkerboarding.co.uk/forum/thread-244.html)
I left this community in Aug 2017 due to ASUS bad product quality and ASUS community support that did not match my expectation.  Sad
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#8
The comments they make about 4k has me more than a little confused, since I'm running a 4K desktop on a Tinker Board right now, without any of that goofy upscaling I saw in Tinker OS 1.4. I think they are mistaking "Limitations of our kernel" with "limitations of the SoC"
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#9
Maybe is xorg's performance, let SoC can not support 4K on x perfectly?

(I am not professional, just guess)
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#10
(04-28-2017, 12:35 AM)tonymac32 Wrote: The comments they make about 4k has me more than a little confused, since I'm running a 4K desktop on a Tinker Board right now, without any of that goofy upscaling I saw in Tinker OS 1.4.  I think they are mistaking "Limitations of our kernel" with "limitations of the SoC"

I think that the 4k desktop is upscaled internally.

I am not sure how you would check this with linux commands?
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