Latest update: 2018-08-02 23:59 (Europe/Berlin)
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NEW: Since I've gotten several requests during the past weeks, if Saygus were still alive: yes. In case your ticket got stuck and you're still waiting for your refund, just let me know!
personal note: Due to my university exams in July and other things I haven't been able to move my blog to the new domain yet. Nevertheless, I'm still working on it. Thank's for your patience!
Personal note: I've acquired sayg.us in February and will be moving all my Saygus related resources to this dedicated website within the coming weeks.
NEW: There seems to be a new Saygus Blog.
NEW: After two months of absence Saygus' Twitter account came back to life.
FCC testing for all the VSQUARED's cellular bands has been finished, see FCC website for details.
FCC certification for the VSQUARED has been finally passed! You can view the documents at the FCC website.
personal note: During the last months I have mainly focused on my work & university stuff again, since there didn't happen anything noteworthy in this time. Long story short: I'm back now and will keep you posted! :-)
There is an updated video demonstrating the waterproofing of the 'MWC 2017' prototypes.
It seems like the SD820 version will be replaced by an SD835 one. source
Personal note (as of 2017-02-28): I'm currently having this semester's exams. Since there haven't been any major news from Saygus during the last month, I didn't have any noteworthy stuff to post.
In January phoneArena stepped by at the Saygus office and had an spontaneous Interview with CEO Chad Sayers. source
First devices will be still shipping with a SD801 processor, but will be exchanged with an upgraded SD820 VSQUARED free of charge later. source
As of now there
is a high probability for will be an updated SD820 version of the VSQUARED.
Personal note (as of 2016-10-26):
Almost two months without any updates on my website and without any substantial news from Saygus. It was quite a busy time for me, since the university semester has started again and I've got a lot to do at work. Nevertheless I am still having contact with Saygus and will keep you posted about their progress as usual.
The VSQUARED now comes with Google Play Services (e.g. Play Store, Gmail, Calendar) right on board.
For those of you, who are looking forward to Android 7 aka Nougat: an update to Nougat is alreay planned.
Update: Saygus is aware of the possible difficulties with OpenGL ES 3.1 and Vulkan due to the limitations of the SD801 chipset.
Saygus has released a picture showing the most recent design of the backcovers and their colors.
The internal storage of the VSQUARED has just been bumped to 128GB. source
There is a lot of progress being made behind the scenes at Saygus, but right now there isn't anything special I can tell you, which you haven't already seen on official channels. Copying Tweets or IndieGoGo updates is not what I want to do, so please bear with me. Although it has been relatively quiet here during the last few months, I have been pushing your tickets and am still in touch with Saygus. As usual: I'll keep you posted!
personal notice: Sorry for the radio silence during the last weeks! The summer semester started last month and I've been busy with several other things, so I decided to take a break until there are some substantial news about the VSQUARED and the shipping of our pre orders.
The transcript of my CeBIT 2016 Q&A session is now available.
If you are at CeBIT 2016 in Hannover (Germany), you will find Saygus at Hall 13, Booth C13. source.
Media coverage of Saygus' booth at the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona:
I finally received some Saygus T-Shirts and uploaded pictures of them here.
Planned bonuses for pre orderers are SqGl ear buds, additional protective cover, spare battery and 50% off on next version device. source
Saygus attended to CES 2016 in Las Vegas and showed some recent versions of the V²':
Progress info (as of 2015-12-14):
TLDR; Saygus is now working with their own team of engineers to finally finish the V² and is planning to show recent versions of the device at the CES 2016 in Las Vegas in January.
During the last months Saygus has faced several challenges and had many ups and downs with their recent manufacturing "partner". Finally Saygus decided to end that partnership, set up their own team of engineers and is doing the major parts of hard- and software development by their own team now. As you could already see on Twitter, Saygus has put up a new sign on their building and extended their office in Salt Lake City by two more floors, in order to have more room for the new engineering team. Additionally they are getting support by Qualcomm and extended the on-site team in China.
Some of you recently dicovered Saygus on the exhibitors list for the CES 2016. Until now the attendance of Saygus at the CES isn't completely certain, since it's heavily dependend on the overall progress during the next few weeks and Saygus definitely wants to show some recent versions of the device there.
I'm not trying to find excuses for Saygus behaviour towards their customers, broken promises in the past and slow refunds with this post. I still keep my original pre order from early February and don't doubt, that Saygus is still working on the V². As soon as I get my hands on the final device or some more progress details, I'll let you know.
If you have been waiting more than four weeks for your refund and haven't seen your money yet, feel free to contact me in order to speed things up!
They have put up a new sign on their office building. See pictures here.
Saygus recently posted a few new tweets, for details see their Twitter feed.
Personal note (2015-11-08): Some of you contacted and asked me regarding shipping next week.
I doubt that the shipping of the February pre orders will start next week, since Saygus has to give people a chance to update their addresses and also a possibility to choose and add accessories to their order. Besides that I'm still waiting for the shipping of the review units, which are said to be shipped before the regular pre orders.
Progress info (as of 2015-10-17): Saygus is still preparing and optimizing processes for mass production. They are an officially certified Qualcomm Partner now.
To answer at least two of the recent questions: The early pre orderers will be getting the SqGl In-Ears and on top of that they're thinking about a second compensation for the long wait. The first devices may be still shipping with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, but there will be an OTA upgrade to Android 6.x Marshmallow available later.
Progress info (as of 2015-09-26): Saygus has still been struggling with some missing parts, but they finally received the missing camera modules for the first production run this week source. They are planning to start the final production/assembly by next week.
Personal notice: I'm aware that it feels like Saygus had this state a couple of times already. Even though I give my best to keep all the information published here as precise and detailed as possible, you may want to take this one with some grain of salt. ;-) I'll keep you posted!
Progress info (as of 2015-09-08): I'm back from summer holidays now, so you can expect more frequent updates here again.
Saygus has finally received all missing parts for mass production in the desired quantity. Unfortunately I need to throw back my release/shipping expectation again, so that we are in mid/late October now. ( still a personal estimation, no official info/statement ! )
Saygus now officially turned from Development into Production Stage. source
First mention of a successor model "V SQUARED 2", which is planned for next fall, with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820. source
In order to start the development, we (the Saygus V² community) will have to wait until we receive our devices, so that we can gather detailed information about the exact hardware, kernel, recovery, etc.
See a guide for porting CM here: Cyanogenmod Guide
Information taken from screenhots/videos found on the internet (state: mid 2015).
As soon as the V² is released, I will try to collect all useful resources and links here.
Maybe you will also find a CyanogenMod, Sailfish OS, Firefox OS or Ubuntu Touch here. But we'll see. ;)
For any additions, corrections, appreciations or complaints, please contact me.