New iRiver AK70
Jun 22, 2016 at 8:42 PM Post #47 of 1,293

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Well, Android is built off the Linux kernel, so technically it's linux based :wink: 
 
It's definitely Android, I'm working on getting a debugging bridge open to mine so that I can try to install an app or two on it. But there is a pretty good chance that an out of the box Android app wouldn't work on it, even if you managed to get it installed. Probably missing a lot of the AOSP API that the app would depend on. Probably have to write it specifically for the A&K. I could be wrong about that, but that seems to be the case to me. 

 
I guess the firmware upgrade is to apply the required API to allow usb otg (USB audio) function on AK2xx and AK3xx. 
 
Beside missing the required API, the CPU speed will be a matter for running Tidal smoothly.
 
Jun 22, 2016 at 8:44 PM Post #48 of 1,293

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mmm......I'm still going forward with purchase of AK 70 (reserved already with my dealer, to be used as pure transport to pair with either the Eclipse or the CDM, depending on my mood.. Lighter, smaller, thinner than the AK 380 cu and the AK 240. I'd like to lengthen the battery life of my cu (wasted as pure transport, assuming the USB becomes a digital-out).

Wait, who's that dealer?! :p
 
How much is the estimated cost?
 
Jun 23, 2016 at 2:38 AM Post #51 of 1,293

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 Wait, who's that dealer?! :p
 
How much is the estimated cost?

 
mmm....pare, it is Egghead Audiohub. He's been selling AKs for a number of years now. NO price quote yet.


I thought you have another dealer. Man, you've got plenty of AKs already! I'm just here if you happen to dispose some of them. :)

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Jun 23, 2016 at 8:14 AM Post #53 of 1,293

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  I was looking at getting the AK300 like a lot of people on here now with this AK70 my attention has turned. I know my wallet is going to be really hurting soon.

 
But its 230 less!?
 
Jun 23, 2016 at 8:33 AM Post #55 of 1,293

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Jun 25, 2016 at 5:15 PM Post #60 of 1,293

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The AK70 has an excellent combo of features, design, size and price.
 
This is the first Astell&Kern DAP that I'm seriously considering.
 

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