Thanks for the fast reply. I have soldered my one stripe. No idea if that is compatible.
I am searching for a powerful NAS and having a 1.6Ghz Quadcore sounds great too. Will there be an minimal OS available that would just run headless. ~140€ sounds quite cheep for that kind of performance. And USB3 support is interesting too.
You may have seen the Vero 2 runs at higher clock speeds than the MXQ. They both use an S805 SoC but we bin our CPUs a little more highly which means we get better performance and more stable chips.
When we were looking at S805 designs, we came across the MXQ as a reference board. I don’t think it can run Linux (Debian / Ubuntu etc), and the WiFi performance on the unit seemed very bad. One thing we have definitely learned from the original Vero is that a lot of users used the device with a WiFi connection. We have made sure that the antenna is positioned well and the throughput is good enough for HD streaming and comparable to other devices.
The housing is similar, as the SoC manufacturer have ‘public’ housing, but there are some cosmetic differences to the finish. Then obviously things like the Android software support, the remote, the case and support for Debian and it’s APT repository is quite different, even if the SoC is the same.
Thanks Sam! I think the new Vero is a tempting device, especially because of the performance and the fact that it has no problem with DVD-menu’s as you told me. I’ll just have to see what to do with my Vero 1…
OSMC is based on Debian, so Vero 2 will be shipping with Debian Jessie. You’ll have the full APT repository (approximately 40,000 packages at your disposal). I think there may have been some confusion regarding our Android announcement today. OSMC is still based on Linux on Vero 2 and you’re getting the full power of apt-get and a proper GNU / Linux system; we’re just leveraging Android for additional applications and features.
Regarding Raspbian. Raspbian is an armv6l variant of Debian optimised for Pi 1. We’ll ship with Debian Jessie native, which is ARMv7 based, but Raspbian packages will run fine on the Vero 2.