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This tablet line has really sparked my interest but there are almost no roms (only cm11 that I see) and I'd like a nexus experience with physical buttons.

How long before we get some news on the GPE tab pro? Seems like that is what's holding back rom development for this line, correct?
 
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This tablet line has really sparked my interest but there are almost no roms (only cm11 that I see) and I'd like a nexus experience with physical buttons.

How long before we get some news on the GPE tab pro? Seems like that is what's holding back rom development for this line, correct?
It's out for a very short range, thats why there are no roms so far. I dont think it will get a Play Store Edition
 
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This tablet line has really sparked my interest but there are almost no roms (only cm11 that I see) and I'd like a nexus experience with physical buttons.

How long before we get some news on the GPE tab pro? Seems like that is what's holding back rom development for this line, correct?
I would say that what is holding back ROM development is a complete lack of developers...

With my CM11 device tree repos, it should be relatively straight-forward for someone to build other source based ROMs. But, none have appeared.

Then there is the world of ROMs that are based on the stock ROM. We don't have anyone that has stepped up and made the standard debloated ROM. Sadly, that means that there probably aren't any people that know how to do that either.

That said, the hardware is great and I get to piggy-back on a lot of the work that Cyanogen does for the Note 3 which makes some of the hardware support very advanced. FWIW, I'm quite happy with my purchase.
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As much as I love my 8.4, A black 32GB Google Play edition would pretty much require me to buy another
 
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I would say that what is holding back ROM development is a complete lack of developers...

With my CM11 device tree repos, it should be relatively straight-forward for someone to build other source based ROMs. But, none have appeared.

Then there is the world of ROMs that are based on the stock ROM. We don't have anyone that has stepped up and made the standard debloated ROM. Sadly, that means that there probably aren't any people that know how to do that either.

That said, the hardware is great and I get to piggy-back on a lot of the work that Cyanogen does for the Note 3 which makes some of the hardware support very advanced. FWIW, I'm quite happy with my purchase.
Agreed. I really wish I had the equipment and know-how to use your kernel and device tree and build SlimKat (my ROM of choice). Hopefully more folks will buy this tablet as time goes by, and we'll get some more talent in here. I did have a pm conversation with someone from the Slim team who expressed a little interest in the device, so fingers crossed.

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I would say that what is holding back ROM development is a complete lack of developers...

With my CM11 device tree repos, it should be relatively straight-forward for someone to build other source based ROMs. But, none have appeared.

Then there is the world of ROMs that are based on the stock ROM. We don't have anyone that has stepped up and made the standard debloated ROM. Sadly, that means that there probably aren't any people that know how to do that either.

That said, the hardware is great and I get to piggy-back on a lot of the work that Cyanogen does for the Note 3 which makes some of the hardware support very advanced. FWIW, I'm quite happy with my purchase.
Any chance your work will be submitted to be an officially supported Cyanogenmod device?

Or is it too much work to be a maintainer for a device.

Thank you so much for your work already.
 
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Any chance your work will be submitted to be an officially supported Cyanogenmod device?

Or is it too much work to be a maintainer for a device.

Thank you so much for your work already.
My goal is to make it official when I have everything working. But, I have to finish it first... I already maintain one device so adding a second wouldn't be that big a deal.
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I just couldn't hold out any long. Picked up the black on yesterday and WOW this screen is amazing. I'll be running CM11 from your thread by lunch, and will help to provide feedback over there. thanks!!
 
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I was wondering why any root/rom discussion seems to only be focused on the 8.4; are there reasons the 10.1 isn't included (I realize less people seem to be getting the bigger tab). Looking to love my 10.1, as the 8.4 is too small for my reading needs. Thanks for any info!
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