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Wrong article name[edit]

"Dingoo" (or, more specifically, "Dingoo Digital") is the name of the company that makes the A320 device. A320 is the specific model number of their most famous (at this time) product. Better known as the "Dingoo A320." The importance of this distinction is that the company makes other products. More importantly, there has been some discussion of a product much like the A320, but a bit different (such as a bigger or wider screen.) In the future, there may well be other products that require their own pages.

Many people DO know the device as just "the Dingoo" however incorrect this is. Currently if you enter "Dingoo A320" it redirects you to "Dingoo." I think the best temporary solution is to instead do it the other way around or, a more permanent (perhaps better) solution would be to have a specific link at the top of a correct article discussing the company themselves to minimize confusion.

Company Name[edit]

Dingoo is manufactured by Dingoo Digital.

µC/OS-II based device[edit]

After a lot of digging, I found a reference guide for programmers where it is made clear that the original OS is µC/OS-II. I added it on the page as a starting point, please feel free to enhance it if you know this OS more than I do. Stephanerieppi (talk) 10:15, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

Linux based device?[edit]

According to some forum posts, it is possible to run Linux on the device, but per default it comes with something else. - Mewtu (talk) 18:28, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
P.S.: Why is a320.freeforums.org on the blacklist?

Just to update this a little, The Dingoo-specific linux distro is called "Dingux", and is based on the NanoNote version of OpenWRT. Booboo did most of the initial work on Dingux, but been pretty much AWOL for while now, further development mostly proceeds with third-part (fourth party?) forks. There is also recently the OpenDingux project, a re-port of the NanoNote's OpenWRT, hoping to take advantage of some of the improvements that had occurred since the original Dingux porting effort.
As far as I can tell, the Dingux portion of the Dingoo community is larger than the portion that uses native. or at the very least, a lot more active. 210.4.224.236 (talk) 03:04, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Just a little correction, The nanonote appeared months after Dingux was first released. Dingux also uses an older kernel (2.4 iirc), while OpenWRT uses a recent one. I think. ^^ 77.188.58.124 (talk) 21:14, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Link disambiguation[edit]

I disambiguated the links to various file formats. I couldn't find out what DAT and RA referred to, so I removed those two completely. Huon (talk) 17:29, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

RA stands for RealAudio. Joepie91 (talk) 18:52, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Decollation Warrior[edit]

Is this a misspelling, or is beheading really involved? I rather hope its an old "painter" game, and its decorating warrior. Mahjongg (talk) 00:47, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

It might be just Engrish. 91.195.98.214 (talk) 09:22, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, that was my take too, (especially because Chinese people often pronounce 'R' as 'L') but if it is, its quite humorous. Mahjongg (talk) 13:44, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
Well, I can confirm it is a pretty agressive game, so it might very well be a "beheading" game. Joepie91 (talk) 18:55, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
I've actually played the game, and you play as a headless warrior trying to get your head back from "Bury-Head Palace". The title is actually appropreate for the game. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 206.174.66.130 (talk) 21:36, 30 November 2009 (UTC)
LOL, so much for my theory that it was a misspelling, it seemed unlikely to me but what do I know... Mahjongg (talk) 23:37, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Origin of the emulators?[edit]

From what I'm hearing, the SNES emu on it sounds similar to SNEmul in compatibility. Anyone able to clarify? 216.79.193.204 (talk) 19:27, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

The SNES emulator is basically VERY laggy. I doubt there is any worse emulator available for SNES games. However, under Dingux there is a VERY capable emulator, running at great speeds. I just don't know what emulator it is. Joepie91 (talk) 18:54, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
It's Snes9x. --Fbreve (talk) 02:50, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
I suspect the 8-bit Nintendo emulator is based on PocketNES (emulator for Windows based Pocket PC's). Just small things I've noticed, for example Mad Max won't advance past the intro screen regardless which buttons are pressed, certain sound glitches in Super Mario Bros, etc. I agree the official SNES emulator is rather poor on the Dingoo, far too slow for most games, to the point I still use my old PocketPC with its SNES emulator instead (it is a bit laggy too, but far better speed and accuracy). I would hope someone ports SNES9x or ZSNES to the Dingoo one of these days--Apple2gs (talk) 01:23, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
The SNES emulator is based on snes9x, GBA on gpsp. Dirty ports... ^^

77.188.58.124 (talk) 21:16, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

edit warring on true origin of Dingoo[edit]

There has a silently edit war going on for some time between anonymous editors about the Dingoo's origin (website), one opinion being that the Dingoo is from China claiming www.dingoo.cn [1] is the website of the maker of the Dingoo, the other that the Dingoo is from Hong-Kong with www.dingoo.hk [2] as its official website. This is a ridiculous situation. We should choose for one, or maybe even both links (with an explanation as to the difference). Why is this edit war going on, and what are the arguments for or against mentioning either mainland China or Hong-Kong as the official makers website on this English language wikipedia. Lets discuss this issue in order to resolve it. Mahjongg (talk) 18:03, 27 July 2010 (UTC) Well, the edit warring seems to go on undeterred Mahjongg (talk) 23:01, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Yes, we are months later and almost daily the page is changed to point to either a Hongkong, or mainland China website. Its silly beyond words, but who cares.... Mahjongg (talk) 23:59, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

Basically there were two different companies producing A320. One was called Dingoo Digital and the other was called Dingoo Technologies. The first one is the Chinese one and the second is from Hong-Kong. The first one is said to be the original producer of the device, on the other hand the devices made by the other company are considered knockoffs by many. The first company isn't very active anymore, but the second is. I assume it is to the best of interest for Dingoo Technologies, to mislead people visiting wikipedia into believing that the device was produced by DT. I hope this sheds some light on the nature of the edit war.

I could be questioned how original was the device when it was produced by Dingoo Digital, but that is another problem entirely.--83.20.78.173 (talk) 14:15, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

Semi-protection[edit]

I've semi-protected the page due to the Chinese editor mentioned in the edit-war discussion above, who constantly reverts the his preferred version of six months ago, with dead links, formatting errors, bad interwiki links, and so on. It's disruption bordering on vandalism. Any suggestions for the article can be discussed below (or above), and any changes can be requested by using the {{edit semi-protected}} template. -- zzuuzz (talk) 15:39, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

Dingoo A320e/A330/A380 unrepresented?[edit]

These upgrades have been out for ages practically, making this page completely outdated for only covering a single model, wouldn't a simple "Dingoo" page for all Dingoo models be a much better solution? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.59.14.30 (talk) 21:06, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

Not open hardware[edit]

I removed this article from the Open hardware electronic devices category since I was unable to find any hardware docs/schematics. There's actually a note here (apparently by Booboo himself) stating that he contacted Dingoo and that "they cannot provide any information at all about the hardware". --Veikk0.ma 15:11, 9 August 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Veikk0.ma (talkcontribs)