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January 2024 - Update

Updated: Jan 24

Dear Khadas Community! 

 

Khadas Team wishes you have a happy new year! This is our first blog post for 2024, and we are happy to announce new software and hardware releases for our SBCs, Tea and Mind. As always, these updates were created in response to requests and feedback from you! We're glad to be of service to the Khadas Community! 

 

What's New: 

  • The Khadas Audio App is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play store 

  • Batocera OS: 

    • Available for VIM4 and Edge2 via OOWOW

    • Available for VIM1S, install via SD card 


Hardware Updates: 

  • Released the Adapter Kit and M.2 SSD for Khadas Mind 

  • Released DIY Case2 for VIM SBCs 

  • Leather Case for Khadas Mind will be releasing in January 2024 


Software Updates: 

 

Khadas Audio App

We owe you an apology for the delay in releasing the Khadas Audio App. Over the past year, our team encountered challenges with manpower while focusing on the development of the Khadas Mind. We deeply regret this delay and sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. 

 

We're thrilled to announce that the long-awaited Khadas Audio app is now available for free on both 

Android and iOS platforms! Simply search “Khadas Audio” on Apple App Store or Google Playstore to download the app. This feature rich app empowers you to tailor your listening experience precisely to 

your preferences.  

 

Explore a range of customization options including gain, equalizer, and filter settings. Moreover, you can now personalize the functions of Khadas Tea's physical buttons, enabling you to effortlessly navigate your music world. Take control and immerse yourself in a customized audio experience like never before. 


 

Batocera OS 


Batocera.linux is an open-source and completely free retro-gaming distribution that can be copied to a USB stick or an SD card with the aim of turning any computer/nano computer into a gaming console temporarily or permanently. Batocera.linux does not modify any software on your computer, instead it runs completely from flash memory and RAM disk. Note that you must own the games you play to comply with the law. 



 

Adapter Kit, M.2 SSD and Leather Protector for Khadas Mind  


In response to requests and feedback from users of Khadas Mind, the charging adapter, charging cable and M.2 SSD are now available on our official store.  


65W GaN Quick Adapter 

Specifications: 

  • Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 1.5A Max 

  • USB-C Port (requires male-to-male USB-C cable) 

  • USB P.D. Output: 5V at 3A, 9V at 3A, 12V at 3A, 15V at 3A, 20V at 3.25A;  

  • PPS: 3.3-11V at 5A Max 

  • Available in US, EU, UK, KR, JP and CN version 



65W USB-C Charging Cable 

Specifications: 

  • USB Power Delivery (5-20V) 

  • 1.2 Meters in Length 

  • Smooth, White Exterior 

  • Braided Cable Sheath 


M.2 2230 NVMe PCle4.0 SSD 

Specifications: 

  • Interface: PCle Gen 4X4 

  • Protocol: NVM Express 1.4b 

  • Capacity: 1TB/2TB 

Mind Leather Case


The long-awaited leather protector for Khadas Mind is almost ready and will be available by the end of this month; stay tuned! 

 

DIY Case2 for VIM SBCs

Metal Version: 

  • Stainless Steel + Polycarbonate + ABS Plastic (Stainless Steel Surface Treatment: PVD) 

  • Shell + Screws: 47g 

  • 93.5*62*19.2mm 

 

Plastic Version: 

  • Polycarbonate + ABS Plastic 

  • Shell + Screws: 35g 

  • 93.5*62*19.2mm 


 

Ubuntu 22.04 w/ 5.15 kernel OS for VIM4/1S/3/3L


Changelogs: 

 

VIM4

  • Same features as 5.4 kernel 

  • New features from 5.4 kernel 

  • HDMI-IN frames capture - VIM4 HDMI Input for 5.15 Kernel [Khadas Docs] 

  • MIPI Camera encoding 

  • VIM4 - VIM4 MIPI Camera [Khadas Docs] 

  • VIM4N - New VIM4 MIPI camera [Khadas Docs] 

  • Known issues 

  • No VESA HDMI resolution support (WiP) 

  • Dual display mirror mode doesn’t work 

 

VIM1S 

  • Same features as 5.4 kernel 

  • Known Issues 

  • No VESA HDMI resolution support (WIP) 

 

 

VIM3/3L 

  • Same features as 4.9 kernel 

  • New features from 4.9 kernel 

  • Hardware accelerated Wayland desktop, with Vulkan support 

  • Hardware decoding & encoding with Gstreamer 5 

  • Added HDMI + MIPI screen dual display support 

  • Added IMX415 support 

  • Known Issues 

  • No VESA HDMI resolution support (WiP) 

  • PCIe not working (WiP) 

  • VIM3 MIPI screen quality needs improvement (WiP) 

  • Autofocus for IMX415 MIPI camera not working (WiP) 

  • Dual display mirror mode doesn’t work 


 

Android 9 Image for VIM3/3L


Changelog: 

  

• LED: Resolved issue of white LED light failing to turn on until 6 seconds after VIM3L powers on. 

• GPIO: Fixed the GPIO control on BL2. 

• RSDB: Added WiFi RSDB support for VIM3L. 

• WIFI: Enabled WiFi STA and AP coexistence mode. 

• M2X: Implemented detection for M2X extended versions. 

• Upgrade: OTAUpgrade2 will now be used exclusively for upgrades. 

• TP: Updated TP register configuration for TS101. 

• IR: Added "receive_scancode" node to retrieve raw data from the IR receiver. 

• M2X: Addressed the problem where selecting M2X Ethernet and entering sleep mode would crash the kernel and subsequently force a restart when PCIe settings were open before sleep. 

• Preinstall: Removed Aptoide apk. 

• Sound: Optimized es8316 codecs. 

• Display: Implemented a restart after rotating to a vertical screen to reduce the time taken to enter the Launcher interface again. 

• Set VIM3 vendor.camera.mirror to false. 



 

Android 13 Image for Edge2 (Beta) 



 

Useful links

 

Thank you for reading this blog update! As always, please send us all your thoughts and feedback through the Khadas Community Forum!


Warmly,

Khadas Team


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