ODROID-C2 Update

“ODROID-C2
List Price : $46.00
Dispatch : in 30 days”
 
See ODROID
Hmmmf! I was thinking of ordering a couple of Odroid-C2s soon and visited the maker’s site. I was surprised to find the price had risen… Perhaps it’s related to the price of oil or gold or something global… Anyway, at $46 USD it’s still at a good price but the killer is they are out of stock! Either they’ve had an interruption of supply or the thing is just too popular. Yes, that’s it. I’ll have to wait a bit. 😉

Another bit… There’s a note on the page that power-consumption can be cut a bit by removing a jumper if you’re not using the OTG power input.
“Remove the Jumper on J1, if you don’t use the USB OTG port as a power input.
It will reduce the power consumption and heat significantly.”

Strange.

UPDATE There’s news that the pause in shipments of Odroid-C2 is due to a lack of RAM. That’s also the reason the price will be raised from $40USD to $46.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.

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2 Responses to ODROID-C2 Update

  1. oiaohm says:

    Perhaps if Android loses the unstable ABI of the linux kernel, we will be able to take a 12 month old MediaTek or Nvidia driver, integrate it with the latest Android, and just have it work.
    Wishful thinking. kurkosdr If it was just the driver abi changing to a OS with a stable ABI would fix it. Clue should have been number of Windows phone items that use to end up stop getting updates due to drivers. What happened driver vendor added code to detect OS version to driver and would cause a error when OS version change to trigger a OS update roll back. Some hardware vendors are asses. Who expect to be paid by carrier for every OS update.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybris_%28software%29
    “MediaTek or Nvidia driver” guess what not kernel mode issue in Android. As those drivers by Android design should be userspace. Wait driver makers did not obey Google instructions.

    Why did the Linux kernel give up having a kernel mode stable ABI. You can find when Linux did it was when the Linux Kernel and Modules were two independent tar.gz files. Due to hardware vendors being able to see source they were hooking into internal only functions to get higher speeds. So new OS from google will not fix the basic problem at all.

    And most of those links is bull.

  2. kurkosdr says:

    Precious kernel is so precious that Google is spending a ton of money to replace it:

    http://www.osnews.com/story/29666/Google_s_not-so-secret_new_OS
    https://techspecs.blog/blog/2017/2/14/googles-not-so-secret-new-os

    Perhaps if Android loses the unstable ABI of the linux kernel, we will be able to take a 12 month old MediaTek or Nvidia driver, integrate it with the latest Android, and just have it work. So that Qualcomm doesn’t look like the only option (Qualcomm is the only mainstream SoC vendor that manages to follow the breakneck pace of Android and its habit of needing new drivers for every new version, Nvidia tried with the Nexus 9 and failed). On the other hand, since Google is your average hip silicon valley internet company who thinks breaking changes are a non-issue (and thus whatever doesn’t get broken by the linux kernel gets broken by Surface Flinger), probably not.

    And that’s the moment I just reminded myself Microsoft stopped making Lumias.

    FUUUUUUUU-

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