There has been a lot of misinformation, conjecture and rumours in various posts/threads/forums regarding our commitment to older devices since we have started development on S922X.
I would like to set the record straight for anybody who has any doubts about our commitment to supporting older devices in the future.
I can categorically confirm that we have not abandoned or plan to abandon users with these devices, S905*/S912 based devices account for 99% of our user base, we have not lost interest or stopped development on them.
There is a lot of development on the S922X platform right now simply because it is brand new and support for it is being added from scratch.
Another rumour is that we are not interested in mainline or that we are solely focused on the legacy kernel, this again is not true, @TheCoolest has added support for mainline to OpenVFD and @afl1 has added mainline support for Mecool and WeTek tuners to our DVB driver.
We will eventually move over to the mainline kernel when it is capable of HDR and panfrost support for S912 is complete, right now the simple fact is that the Legacy kernel works far better for the general user than mainline, 4K/HDR is the main reason that people buy an Amlogic device vs Raspberry Pi and so without this… moving to mainline at this point would be an unacceptable regression for most users without this key feature.
If anybody else has any questions they would like to put to the team then feel free to ask and one of us will respond.