Good speaker producer Sonos clarified its stance in relation to outdated gadgets which might be now not supported. The corporate confronted some criticisms after its unique announcement. Sonos now says that you just’ll be capable to create two separate Sonos techniques in order that your newer gadgets keep updated.
If you happen to use a Zone Participant, Join, first-generation Play:5, CR200, Bridge or pre-2015 Join:Amp, Sonos remains to be going to drop help for these gadgets. In line with the corporate, these gadgets have reached their technical limits in relation to reminiscence and processing energy.
Whereas nothing lasts eternally, it’s nonetheless a disgrace that audio system that work completely high quality are going to worsen over time. For example, if Spotify and Apple Music replace their software programming interface sooner or later, your gadgets may cease working with these companies altogether.
However the announcement felt much more insulting as the corporate initially stated that your total ecosystem of Sonos gadgets would cease receiving updates so that each one your gadgets stay on the identical firmware model. Even if you happen to simply purchased a Sonos One, it might cease receiving updates if there’s an outdated speaker in your community.
“We’re engaged on a method to break up your system in order that trendy merchandise work collectively and get the newest options, whereas legacy merchandise work collectively and stay of their present state,” the corporate writes.
It’s not supreme, however the firm is now not holding your Sonos system again. Sonos additionally clarifies that outdated gadgets will nonetheless obtain safety updates and bug fixes — however there gained’t be any new options.
I nonetheless assume Sonos ought to add a computing card slot to its gadgets. This manner, you wouldn’t have to switch audio system altogether. You could possibly get a brand new computing card with extra reminiscence and quicker processors and swap your current card. Modularity goes to be important if tech corporations wish to undertake a extra environmentally pleasant stance.