Pardon, I don’t really get what you meant. Only that we can not interchange displays between the various Banana Pi variants, true? What’s the reason? Why didn’t you choose compatible connectors since customers expect M1/M2/M3 to be only ‘upgrades’ with stronger CPU but otherwise compatible?
You now use a different interface than before? So customers who already use an LCD with a M1+ for example and now try to upgrade to the M3 have to buy a new LCD since you made the new board incompatible to the already existing?
Can you please answer my questions? By reading other threads here I got the impression that you only answer if someone needs to be convinced to buy your products. But when real questions occur you refrain from answering. That’s a sign of poor user support, isn’t it?
Is there a real company behind these new Banana boards? In one of the links above I read about a legal clash between different companies here: http://linux-sunxi.org/Banana_Pi
Now it seems you can’t get any ‘official’ answers from company representatives (is @sinovoip for example someone who works for the vendor? Or an individual spreading his own opinions?). Are these products backed by a real company or is this only a hobbyist’s project these days?
This forum is official bpi forum. BPIjustin, sinovoip, and lionwang are from bpi team.
It is backed by a legit company, but they just do not actively answer questions. That is why I am offering my “wise” opinion that bpi m3 only work with bpi accessories.
While it’s nice that you try to do their job my intention was to get a clue what can be expected regarding vendor support. According to your statement vendor support ‘just’ does not exist.
Ok, same with Xunlong but the Orange Pi’s are cheap so getting no support is part of the deal. Given the state of product documentation and available ‘specs’ it seems like a good idea to avoid any Banana Pi M1 follower from here (I still don’t understand why LeMaker isn’t involved any longer. By looking into their forums I got the impression Banana Pi and Pro received excellect support. But here in the ‘official’ forum it’s quite the opposite).
If I understand correctly the M2 and M3 are totally incompatible to the original Bananas, right? While the average customer understands them as product upgrades ‘just’ to realize later that his expectations were completely wrong.
What about a name change to indicate the incompatibility? Maybe Durian Pi M2/M3?