- Feb 9, 2019
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I thought it's released. I got HWK today and I should pick up A139 sometime this week.Yes, easily tested, but I don't need to test.
The question is not what it does now, but what it will do once released!
I don't think I have a release version of the firmware though. Not sure what the firmware status is at the moment?@HonestReview Well, it's quite simple. While Ambarella, Novatek, HiSilicon, etc. are producers of specialized chips for cameras and image processing (not only that...), Android based systems use most of the time "mere" ARM which are more universal chips - capable of more things but less effective, with more heat, more power consumption for a specific task in compare to ASIC.
I thought it's released. I got HWK today and I should pick up A139 sometime this week.
@HonestReview Well, it's quite simple. While Ambarella, Novatek, HiSilicon, etc. are producers of specialized chips for cameras and image processing (not only that...), Android based systems use most of the time "mere" ARM which are more universal chips - capable of more things but less effective, with more heat, more power consumption for a specific task in compare to ASIC.
I thought it's released. I got HWK today and I
should pick up A139 sometime this week.
Sure, i edited the post before because it sounded more like they don't use ARM cores at all . They didn't reinvent a processor but invented the "cores" for image processing, they use ARM for Linux OS as a secondary thing, because it's less work than use a whole proprietory system. On the other hand Android based systems are heavily dependant on ARM cores and development for them.Inside the Ambarella, Novatek, HiSilicon chips you may find a few ARM cores, they are not that different except that all the chips necessary to do the job are combined onto a single chip instead of onto a PCB, they have not reinvented the processor. Presumably it is possible to run Android on them, although sticking with Linux or whatever is standard would be easier.
Yeah you probably could, though any version of Android would probably be too much for the hardware in a dashcam, at least the amount of RAM.
My argument are more that if there was Android, the chance of someone adding / modding would be larger than with Linux
They have done so much with the cameras in phones, a lot of it stupid and not really something dashcams could use, but with a dedicated focus on dashcam needs i think you could make cool stuff happen.
Just in phone camera APPs there is a vast difference in what they can do, also just in regard to image quality, there are Apps out there a lot better than others.
Unfortunately, we closed our virtual doors in May of 2020. Low margins and changes in distrubution models across some of our brands made us move on to other projects. DashCamsCentral won't be making a return any time soon. But I will be purchasing an A139 direct from Viofo.com for my own personal use when my new ride arrives in May.it's Chris from Dashcams Central, he's a member here but hasn't been online for a while https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/threads/dashcamscentral-dod-and-viofo-specialists.11425/ not sure if he is still in the business or not, there are other sellers in Australia if you don't have any luck getting a hold of Chris
I just had a thought I forgot to ask, in the video the internal cable has the square notch for the bracket.
To the people that have bought the A139, did you have notches on any of the camera cables?
I only asked as some unboxing iv watched had bends on one end and straight on the other, and some vids was both straight. I dont like wires, cheers.You can bend the reasonably thin wire a lot, ill say something like a R 15 mm curve should not be too hard to do, but of course with a 90 deg plug the wire would have gone up at once.
My replacement camera also have strait plugs all around.
Dont feel this is a major problem, but must admit i hoped both wires would have had a 90 deg plug in one end.