Let's start an odd topic for this RK3188 forum: How to get rid of our RK3188 device
As many of many you might have noticed: the RK3188 isn't really living up to the expectations set by the RK3066. Playing videos is probably what most people want to use it for and it just happens to be incapable of doing that. Strauzo has a workaround but doesn't want to share the source code until rockchip explains him why they suck so hard. Strauzo also said he does this to discourage people from buying rockchips.
Before we all doze off waiting for rockchip to come out of the closet. I would like to look at strauzo's advice. Let's all ditch our RK3188 devices. It's low power footprint doesn't make it as good a heater or coffee warmer as an AMD or Intel, so I turned my into an ubuntu based webserver running apache, mysql, tomcat, solr, php, etc. In this way it can do what it's best at: don't produce video
Now then, how can we go on with our lives? What should we buy? Before buying a RK3188 I did some research into the alternatives. Basically it comes down to (ordered from faster to slower): the RK3188, A31 and i.MX6.
Why is it though that there seems to be so little kernel/rom hacking activity for the A31 and i.MX6. What's the fun of having an android stick if you can't hack it?
Both the A31 and i.MX6 have their kernel sources released, if I remember well. Why then is there so little activity?
Why aren't there any android sticks on the market with "proper" chips like samsung? (with a stick "100% certified china-free" )
So people, please help me out: is there life after rockchip and what does it look like????