Release Notes - MiiPC Firmware Update (December 5, 2013)

Build Number: JDQ39012



Firmware bug fixes & enhancements:

  • WiFi optimization for performance and stability:

    • WiFi Driver optimization to improve peak and sustained throughput performance for downloading and uploading
    • Resolved occasional system reboot issue caused by WiFi router DHCP lease time renewal
  • Graphic driver & OpenMax firmware optimization for Web video playback:

    • Enabled video scaling to support embedded web video playback using stagefright player; optimized through Graphic driver & OpenMax firmware layer
  • Bluetooth audio output:

    • Adjusted and increased the default Bluetooth volume range
    • Resolved “Music” app freezing issue when using Bluetooth audio
  • Enable MiiPC rooting capability:

    • Enable ADB for MiiPC rooting capability for advanced users.
  • Android “Setting” menu:

    • Created HDMI Audio Output <On/Off> feature
    • Enabled VPN option in "Settings" -> Wireless & Networks (More..)
    • Enabled “Location Access” option for better compatiblity with browser and apps
    • Pre-checked “Unknown sources” for app download by default
  • Screen resolution setting:

    • Fixed the issue of preview new screen resolution not always reverting to the previous working resolution when no action is taken.
    • Shortened screen resolution preview from 15 to 10 seconds and provided clear text explanation on auto-reverting feature if the new resolution is not saved.
  • Screen calibration setting:

    • Refined screen calibration flow to always start from default display (smaller display area) and move the arrow to fill the entire display area
  • Hardware recovery feature:

    • Enabled hardware recovery feature - touch and hold power sensor for 30 seconds to invoke hardware recovery menu



MiiPC Related System Apps Enhancements:

  • MiiPC Browser:

    • Enabled auto-fit-width feature for enhanced readability
    • Enabled file picker function for popular email attachment function (e.g. Gmail, Hotmail, etc)
    • Enabled embedded web video playback support
  • MiiPC File Manager:

    • Enabled write to external SD card feature from internal memory or external USB drive
    • Fixed several bugs and improved overall performance
    • Provided file picker functionality to enable file attachment to popular web email services (e.g. Gmail, Hotmail) run from browsers that support file picker functionality (e.g. Android browser, MiiPC browser)
  • MiiPC Launcher:

    • Simplified user experience when entering or exiting MiiPC safe mode environment
    • Improved accuracy, reliability, performance and close to real-time monitoring & reporting of MiiPC usage with optimization applied to both MiiPC Launcher and MiiPC server side implementation
    • Improved offline handling and usage tracking
    • Modified parent account (admin account) policy so newly installed Android applications will automatically be displayed in the admin’s MiiPC desktop account.
    • Added user avatar display after login to his/her MiiPC desktop account
  • MiiPC Featured Apps Store:

    • Added more recommended Android apps
    • Improved app downloading performance
    • Added “Downloaded” but not installed status icon for a particular listed app to prevent unnecessary re-download
  • Enhanced MiiPC Setup Wizard:

    • Incorporated screen calibration flow
    • Improved description and layout
    • Added launchable Android icon to Android app listing menu