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post #6946 of 19528
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Originally Posted by Shenook View Post
 

Then why not use windows 8 mobile? Easy API to code with. More control over it than limitations of ios and not an option here and android don't get me started.

Is it open source?  I kinda prefer android because I'm already in the ecosystem in terms of the apps.

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I certainly hope not. Android is a resource hog.  But if they have to I understand.

 

Stock Android (AOSP) is hardly a resource hog. Even with GAPPS installed, my HTC G2 (Custom ROM) gets around a month of standby time and easily over 20 hours of music playback. It usually comes down to battery drain from the screen and Google services running in the background, but hopefully the X7 removes most of that, and goes with a battery-efficient screen.

 

 

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Originally Posted by krayziehustler View Post

Exactly. Last thing I want is Fiio wasting time and resources developing and maintaining Android software.

I'd say it would be easier than maintaining their own OS/firmware. Android gets updates directly from Google, so core updates shouldn't be an issue, and stripping Android bare and keep music/DSP manager would be a trivial task. Unless of course Fiio decides to do what Sony did with the ZX1 and pretty much kept it as stock Android, which would be still fairly simple, since there isn't much to maintain. 

So what's the overall status of the X7? Just started designing, and it will be out in a year or two?

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How about make X7 an android phone?   :p  Lets just go all out FiiO, make a audiophile player/phone that has looooooooong battery life so we only have to carry one device. But, I'm afraid it's going to be really bulky.  Also, Fiio probably has no experience in phone hardware.

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Just got word from MP4Nation that the second batch of preorders will be included in the next shipment. I have been waiting for almost a month now. Seriously can not wait any longer. Then again i should not be complaining since there are people that still cant order theirs yet.

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Just got word from MP4Nation that the second batch of preorders will be included in the next shipment. I have been waiting for almost a month now. Seriously can not wait any longer. Then again i should not be complaining since there are people that still cant order theirs yet.

Heh, did they say when they expect that next shipment? 25 April is listed on the preorder page now. 

 

EDIT: Another update. Just received response to my cancellation request. Once again, their Customer Service rep tried to tell me stock for my order will be arriving "later today or tomorrow" and the 25 April date refers to the 2nd batch. Heh, I've heard that one before, guys (three times before!). I told them to confirm my cancellation. I will update with results as another user has had them withhold a fee from their refund.

 

If anyone gets heads up on a US seller that receives stock, do post and let me know! Cheers folks, good luck with all those sticking with MP4. I'm sure eventually they'll come through, but I'm going with what James and others said originally - buy from a seller in your country. 


Edited by mhammond - 4/13/14 at 7:40pm
post #6951 of 19528
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Originally Posted by ClassicalViola View Post
 

Did any of you guys who pre-ordered the X5 from mp4nation manage to get a 5% discount (that is, if you were aware of the 5% discount coupon code available on their facebook page)? They don't seem to provide the 5% discount anymore...

yep got my preorder on the 21st with the discount coupon and the free earbuds havent heard anything yet but i know they got a small shipment that didnt cover all their preorders. It's ok i'm patient :p

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A match made in heaven, X5 + XS

 

 

 

My V-Moda XS review here: http://www.head-fi.org/products/v-moda-xs/reviews/10826

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MP4Nation said by the end of the week they will have them to ship. Sorry forgot to mention that.

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Decided it was worth keeping my order because of the free IEM and discount.  For others, tough decision if they become more available soon from US retailers.

 

 

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Originally Posted by EthanHarte View Post
 

MP4Nation said by the end of the week they will have them to ship. Sorry forgot to mention that.

post #6955 of 19528
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Originally Posted by boyang1724 View Post
 

I'd say it would be easier than maintaining their own OS/firmware. Android gets updates directly from Google, so core updates shouldn't be an issue, and stripping Android bare and keep music/DSP manager would be a trivial task. Unless of course Fiio decides to do what Sony did with the ZX1 and pretty much kept it as stock Android, which would be still fairly simple, since there isn't much to maintain. 

So what's the overall status of the X7? Just started designing, and it will be out in a year or two?

They are working on the X1 next.  Then X7 and or x3 version 2 I believe.

post #6956 of 19528
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

How about make X7 an android phone?   :p  Lets just go all out FiiO, make a audiophile player/phone that has looooooooong battery life so we only have to carry one device. But, I'm afraid it's going to be really bulky.  Also, Fiio probably has no experience in phone hardware.

I don't want a battery draining cell in a audiophile dap.  I know you jest but please no.  Plus audiophile dap uses more batter for amping anyway no need to add more stuff and noise.  Still wouldn't mind if wifi was there.  Then I can manage playlists and update music files if there was a good interface for it.

post #6957 of 19528
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

Is it open source?  I kinda prefer android because I'm already in the ecosystem in terms of the apps.

I don't care if something is open source or not as long as I can play the file types I want and get the features I want I'm good. If the operating system is open source cool, proprietary cool.  I don't care.

post #6958 of 19528
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

Well, I think if they go Android, that means they can work with already created open source software, that also means they have to go with ARM processor for the OS control, makes since if they want to go touch screen route.  They don't have to code a new OS for it.

Why not use windows OS?  They have a phenomenal dev kit.  Plus it can run on most processors they choose.  My home is Apple, Android, WIndows.  We don't discriminate. Go for what works best and easiest to code for.  Less overhead in the longrun. Keep in mind some versions of android already are not kept up-to-date.  So assume your android device will have security holes in 3-5 years or less "if" it's connectable. (ie. wifi or other connection methods)

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That would be cool as the Windows mobile OS is brilliant despite being under-utilised by app developers etc. (i.e. not as many apps as other platforms) Having used Apple, Android and Windows mobile OSs I choose Windows every time now.

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What I mean by open source, it's free to use OS, no licensing fee.  Also there is firebox and ubuntu. :D  You can just add a feature with switchable gain or amp stage so it doesn't drain the bettery when not using it with hard to drive headphones.  


Edited by SilverEars - 4/13/14 at 10:02pm
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