WIP ODROID N2 - AMLogic S922X board from Hardkernel
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Well 2019 is hotting up with a whole swag of ARM based Chipsets migrating to modern v4.9+ Linux Kernels.
The latest is the new ODROID N2 that looks like a wee beastie indeed for between USD$63 - 79 for the 2GB or 4GB model.

Click the picture or head over to the HardKernel ODROID N2 thread for lot of detail (click)

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Hardware that stands out is HDMI 2.1 which I'm told will support dynamic HDR. There is also a DAC with on-board high quality 384Khz/32bit stereo audio line output. The ARM Mali GPU is a Bifrost G52 (click)

ODROID N2 - will need stable Linux support before any CoreELEC Kodi software release. Linux GPU drivers are already available.

More to come....

W. Big Grin

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Reserved #1

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Its a AMLOGIC S922x soc i hope there will be better GPU drivers.
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#4
Really great news! I own 2 C2's and am very happy with them (but in need of HDR capabilities), hence .... :-) ;-) Nod Laugh
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(2019-02-13, 17:49)wrxtasy Wrote: Reserved #1
How did you reserve it?
Amlogic Odroid N2_S922_4G, Amlogic Box X92_S912_3/32G_Android.7.1.2,  X96Mini_S905W_2/16G_Android.7.1.2 and Mecool KM8_S905X_2/16
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(2019-02-18, 19:31)Sholander Wrote: How did you reserve it? 
 lol, he's reserving the post (#2) so that info can be added to it at a later time. Not a device itself.
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No need to reserve anything when you have a long association with HardKernel. Wink
The developer pre-production boards have started arriving this week into the hands of the CoreELEC developers and support work has commenced.

My N2 arrived this morning.

I'm really impressed with the design of the integrated, machined, metal bottom case/heatsink and the slide on moulded Lid.
Makes for a tidy looking package when all closed up.
Great stuff.

Feels more like a Mini PC than an AMLogic board.

Out of the box you have a quad-core ARM Cortex-A73 clocked at 1.8GHz and a dual-core Cortex-A53 @ 1.9GHz
Both CPU governors are default set to "Performance"
With the heatsink design I cannot see these being CPU - thermal throttled.

The onboard DAC should be interesting for media player usage.

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The DAC is making N2 hard to resist. I could play anything at a high quality, I would not even need a receiver just for this feature (or I could just get a less smart receiver, but with good audio). Let the CoreElec builds flow like butter Big Grin
Gadget enthusiast
Kodi player on a Q10 Pro with Nougat
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(2019-02-19, 11:02)wrxtasy Wrote: Makes for a tidy looking package when all closed up.
 pictures pls Wink
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Hint Post #1 hit (click) if it was not already obvious Wink

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scrolling to the bottom of the forum page helped Wink tks

I have read the new SoC will make life harder for LibreELEC/CoreELEC devels, I hope this will just be a matter of time!
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I hope this gets Libreelec one day.
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(2019-02-20, 19:40)lcapriotti Wrote: scrolling to the bottom of the forum page helped Wink tks

I have read the new SoC will make life harder for LibreELEC/CoreELEC devels, I hope this will just be a matter of time!

It's much easier this time around (vs AML S912) now we have actual ARM -->> AMLogic licensed Linux G52 GPU and Frame Buffer drivers Kodi can use.

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The next hurdle is to see how much of a mess the (Android centric) AMLogic modded v4.9 Linux Kernel is in for Linux Kodi usage.

CoreELEC Kodi Progress is already under way HERE

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#14
Device with this specifications with CoreELEC (or LibreELEC) + RetroPie would be almost perfect setup for me.
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#15
This looks like a very interesting board imho.
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