When is end of life support for odroid-xu4?

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When is end of life support for odroid-xu4?

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Since we have no firm plan to discontinue the XU4 at this moment, it is hard to know when we will stop supporting.
I think we will continue to produce the XU4 until at least early 2024.

If you need a long term support product, consider the M1 board.
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odroid wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:31 pm
Since we have no firm plan to discontinue the XU4 at this moment, it is hard to know when we will stop supporting.
I think we will continue to produce the XU4 until at least early 2024.

If you need a long term support product, consider the M1 board.
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=44218
Do you have a recommendation of reliable stores in US and Canada where one could purchase an M1? Ameridroid.com doesn't sell any.

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It looks like Ameridroid has 8GB versions in stock. If you want 4GB and don't need NPU maybe the C4 would be a better choice, less expensive too.
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bzb wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:01 pm
odroid wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:31 pm
Since we have no firm plan to discontinue the XU4 at this moment, it is hard to know when we will stop supporting.
I think we will continue to produce the XU4 until at least early 2024.

If you need a long term support product, consider the M1 board.
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=44218
Do you have a recommendation of reliable stores in US and Canada where one could purchase an M1? Ameridroid.com doesn't sell any.
We do have the M1 in stock as of right now (4GB and 8GB model). We try to keep everything in stock, but sometimes we get a lot of orders and run out temporarily. https://ameridroid.com/products/odroid-m1

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Is there an update on when the last batch of the XU4 will be produced? Will there be a message letting us know when we will be able to place last orders for the XU4?

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We have about 30,000 last stocks of the XU4 and XU4Q combined. About a couple of thousand units are still sold every month, and we expect to run out of stock in the second half of 2024.
However, since the number of sales varies each month, we cannot give you an exact schedule.
We will share the inventory numbers several months later again.

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Is it the 1000 units left in stock all that is left? will there not be anymore at all after that?

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There is currently only a very small amount of XU4 in stock.
The XU4 is being discontinued completely.
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=47819

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I find it interesting that a ~10y old board is bought in large amounts...
...by who? What's their use case? (in industry?)

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Supporting products developed 10 years ago. Friends of mine used some Odroids in their commercial projects, mostly multimedia museum displays.

I wonder how many of these customers didn't get the discontinuation notice and will have to quickly redo their projects after XU4 is gone. Those will be the ones who will buy off the distributor stocks. :)
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mctom wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 4:51 pm
Those will be the ones who will buy off the distributor stocks. :)
In the private used market some XU4 regularly pop up for sale - at basically new price - no hobbyist would buy at that price? But maybe some desperate business customers do, now that stock is exhausted.
One has to hodl for a few years to get a good price... (maybe I shouldn't have got rid of all my C2 so fast?)

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I've made an awesome deal selling off my RasPi3/4 cluster during The Pi shortage.. I've almost tripled my investment, lol.
Not going to happen with Odroids though.
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fvolk wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 4:21 pm
I find it interesting that a ~10y old board is bought in large amounts...
...by who? What's their use case? (in industry?)
More than 70% of Hardkernel's total sales come from B2B customers.
ODROID boards are installed inside their system units, and such industrial devices are usually produced continuously for close to 10 years.

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odroid wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 11:56 am
There is currently only a very small amount of XU4 in stock.
The XU4 is being discontinued completely.
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=47819
Thank you! The message on the product page had me confused "WE DID OUR BEST, BUT UNFORTUNATELY WE WERE ABLE TO SECURE PARTS TO PRODUCE ABOUT ONLY 20,000 UNITS.
PLEASE PLACE YOUR LAST ORDER, AND NOTE THAT PRODUCT DELIVERY TAKES SEVERAL WEEKS AFTER ORDER AND PAYMENT ARE CONFIRMED."
I was not sure if after the current stock you would have parts for 20K units more. But thank you for clarifying.
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