Several rumours claim that A-EON Technology (Trevor Dickinson) owns the full rights of the AmigaOS 4 core ExecSG. However nothing has been confirmed and currently A-EON Technology is still working on the upcoming AmigaOne A1222 motherboard. The upcoming system is based on a Freescale QorIQ P1022 32-bit e500v2 dual-core PowerPC processor. The board will offer gigabit Ethernet and two SATA 2.6 controllers, as well as two internal and two external USB ports, and the x16 PCIe connector supports RadeonHD cards, which are the general target graphics boards for next generation AmigaOS. There’s on-board sound and basic HMDI 1.3 graphics output up to 1080. The A1222 will have no FPU, but A-EON technology will offer FPU emulation instead. Still a substantial amount of AmigaOS 4.X software will have problems and require attention.

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