So, we could expect a big difference than Netgear version, if it is like this, so it won't be a problem to waiting, despite I've been counting days until release date.
this text should be part of the DumaOS website as it clears pretty much all of my worries
since everything will be developed on the R1 first before it may or may not come to the Netgear DumaOS i assume the R1 hardware specs are still good enough to handle those new features with eg dampening and software jitter?
Iain if not then please release a new R2 with better specs, i rather throw money at you guys than giving it to a competitor who has the last word on which features will be used on their router and which wont
Your questions are bot similar so I'll just respond once. Here is how it development is going to continue in the short term. In parallel we will:
- Porting to the R1
- Developing new features for the Nighthawk (NH)
So NH owners will see new features added to their NH before the R1 gets it's version of DumaOS. We can do this because DumaOS allows us to split development into what I like to call top half and bottom half. Top half is all the DumaOS features which will be growing extensively. Bottom half is actually getting it working on different hardware. Cool thing about DumaOS is these tasks are pretty much completely separate so different developers can work on different tasks.
We intend to throw a lot of development to top halfs, think of it as develop router Apps. So loads and loads of features are going to appear on both platforms in the new future. When I say NH is behind R1 I say that because NETGEARS testing process is far more intense than ours. So everytime we want to release a new version we have to go through about 2 weeks of testing on that version. NETGEAR will probably approve of nearly all features as it is in their interest to do so.
The R1 can handle most features the issue with the R1 is speeds. This gets worse the more complicated the protocol. People are already aware of this but for example Wi-Fi speeds will never improve we can't make it faster. Improving speeds for different WAN protocols is also impossible so if you're maxing out PPPoE already unfortunately we can't do anything about it. The other downside of the R1 is we don't have all of NETGEARS features. There are quite a few cools things especially their USB support. That is going to take us long to integrate as bottom half developers will need to work on that. Don't worry we will release DumaOS on R1 before working on other bottom halves.
A bit of an essay but I hope that clarifies the issues for you. Thanks for the support on either platform it really helps us Btw for what it's worth working with NETGEAR has been great they're a very reasonable company and we enjoy working with them.