Vernee is going to release the kernel source code for the Thor model


Being still a fresh new company Vernee is pretty much aware of the tight competition going on in the market so trying to do all the small things right. Keeping up their word about Vernee Thor stocks and first round of deliveries is an important step and first customers have already received the phone. Kudos for that, being on schedule still isn’t something very common with chinese manufacturers.

Another positive step towards the customer base will be the announced release of the Thor kerner source code, so the modders can start working on the alternative ROMs pretty soonish. Again not something so common so deserves for sure some little bit of praise.

Vernee software department is also already working on the first OTA firmware update, which should improve mainly the fingerprint scanner speed and should be available for download pretty soonish.

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Very surprising is the announced development of Vernee own OS solution and they are expecting the so-called VOS to be ready roughly in two three months time. Stay tuned for that, but personally im inclined to think they are maybe slightly over their heads with that. We shall see.

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32 Comments

  1. PaulBV
    May 6, 2016

    Great news! Cyanogen, MIUI etc. might be ported then on Vernee.
    I hope they do the same for their next models.

  2. MaxPower
    May 6, 2016

    These people are on fire!
    This year my personal reward to the best Chinese rookie goes to Vernee

    • PaulBV
      May 6, 2016

      is there a big company behind Vernee ? (like OPPO for OnePlus)
      or should we expect “Much Ado About Nothin” 🙁

      • MaxPower
        May 6, 2016

        I don’t know, I was going to ask the same question.

        • PaulBV
          May 6, 2016

          I need a 200 USD good phone and I am very reluctant on spending money on a LeTv whose display cracks like Easter eggs 🙁

          • MaxPower
            May 6, 2016

            What about the Meizu MX5?
            The 16GB/3GB sells for $210

            • PaulBV
              May 6, 2016

              I will need some extra space for my Tim McGraw full discography 🙂 …and a 3.5mm classic jack, and at least a SD 650 or a Helio x20 to keep that phone at least a year and a half

            • MaxPower
              May 6, 2016

              Then I would wait just a little, more x20 phones will come out.
              Not sure about SD650

            • PaulBV
              May 6, 2016

              I’ll do that, thank you Max for the advice !
              BTW have 2 Chinese students at my courses,I was thinking about asking one of them to bring me a Mi5 directly from mother China (perhaps I would have paid less than on Gearbest etc.)
              Strangely enough, they both have iPhones :)))

            • Adam Irvine
              May 6, 2016

              Its an obvious choice imo… Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro! (3gb/32gb)

              Surely you’ve already considered that right?

              Max might not agree but I have 5 friends and family with them and they can not fault them!

            • PaulBV
              May 6, 2016

              I was thinking about that too, but I believe Max or some other Gizchina top commenter didn’t have the best opinion about Note 3 Pro 🙁

            • highwind
              May 7, 2016

              Its an awesome phone since the bootloader “crack” and that improved AOSP Rom are available

            • MaxPower
              May 7, 2016

              Who makes those ROM? Reliable sources or some random “Igor” from forpda.ru?

            • MaxPower
              May 7, 2016

              If you can get it for $200 then I would say go for it.
              You can’t really ask much more for that price.

              Back in time I almost paid it $300
              and maybe I was hoping to get a premium device.

              They are fixing all the bugs here and there, and recently I’ve just received the unlock code so I can try the int’l ROM.

            • balcobomber25
              May 6, 2016

              Excellent phone. I’m gonna be sad to say goodbye to her. I’m closer everyday to buying the P9

      • balcobomber25
        May 6, 2016

        I believe their owners are one of the OEMs that build phones for others. Much like Ulefone and Doogee.

      • Marco Lancaster
        May 6, 2016

        Maybe Vanzo… maybe…

    • Marco Lancaster
      May 6, 2016

      They are sheding some light for me, I was missing good brands like Jiayu, Zopo (in the very old-times), THL, iOcean and so on.
      We are bloated by Doogee, Ulefone and Elephone, I’m glad to see the way Vernee seems to be going.

      • balcobomber25
        May 6, 2016

        THL isn’t dead yet. I’ve been using the new T7 for a bit now. it’s a typical budget phone for these days (6753, 3GB) but overall it’s not too bad.

        • Marco Lancaster
          May 6, 2016

          Yeah, but I’m only referring THL in comparison with their “strongest” times, I hope they do well with the T7.
          Jiayu also is said to be preparing a good comeback. (…)

    • balcobomber25
      May 6, 2016

      They are definitely playing all the right cards but I still wanna use one of their phones before praising them too much.

      • MaxPower
        May 6, 2016

        You know me already, I’ve been praising Xiaomi for long time and lately I’m talking crap about them, and I haven’t praised my last phone full of bugs.

        This Vernee feels like fresh air though, something different from the majority of Chinese companies.

        For now I say bravo, and if they will fail terribly then I’ll be the first to castigate them

        • balcobomber25
          May 6, 2016

          Fair enough

        • highwind
          May 7, 2016

          Its exactly the other way round for me, funny enough 🙂

          • MaxPower
            May 7, 2016

            I always encourage good behavior

  3. Tonyle
    May 6, 2016

    Vernee opened a Develop section in their forum, i think it’s not gonna be a joke about this, http://bbs.vernee.cc/forum.php

  4. E8hffff
    May 7, 2016

    Lets hope they bring out the Apollo soon and open source it. It is an attractive sales point having open code. The only gripe with Vernee is they are not putting NFC into their phones.

    • Tonyle
      May 7, 2016

      NFC is needed

      • E8hffff
        May 7, 2016

        Definitely for poeple who want RFID reading and writing.

        • Joel Adames
          May 7, 2016

          What is ” RFID “. ???

          • E8hffff
            May 7, 2016

            Radio frequency identification. Small electronic code repeaters. Can be used for identification of an item or proximity-point when the RFID is on an item or surface.

      • Nilzie
        May 9, 2016

        for what?