Thank you very much for your quick response.
Yes I checked Hikey 960 is discontinued, however it is still available here in Japan.
As you mention Hikey 970 needs some work, I would like to confirm what kind of changes need to be done and in which layer?
I would like to also confirm which one has more support in terms of android new image/os release compatability.
I understand currently google is providing hikey-960 support for android 10 as this option is visible in the lunch menu. I am not sure why hikey 970 is not included by default in the lunch menu and I dont have any idea whether it will be available in further releases from google or not( Although I understand that the option is available if we follow the procedure provided in link https://www.96boards.org/documentation/consumer/hikey/hikey970/build/aosp.md.html )
My main focus is to check some of the new added android automotive features(like Multi Zone Audio support, EVS, Vehicle HAL property update via CAN etc)
Can you suggest which is the best option to purchase by looking at the current condition ?
Your suggestion will be very helpful.