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We've rebuilt Android™ to be a primary operating system for your PC, 2-in-1 or PC Tablet. Over 100 new features built-in already.
We started as the first commercial effort to bring Android to the PC. We're still at it, now on GitHub rebuilding - combining the best of the open-source world, with cutting-edge commercial drivers, licensed from Intel. (Console.com.co)
We started as the first commercial effort to bring Android to the PC. We're still at it, now on GitHub rebuilding - combining the best of the open-source world, with cutting-edge commercial drivers, licensed from Intel. (Console.com.co)
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    1. Cody on May 23, 2015

      You know, Christopher Price, I was really hoping you were serious about this project.
      Maybe I am reading a little too deep. However, you have made it evident that you are NOT committed to pulling this project through.
      That is sad, because I share the same exuberance as you with having dual boot android on my laptop and tablets.
      That fire has now died as you have come to realize that you bit off more than you can chew.

      I do not expect a refund from you as I had contemplated asking for months ago.
      -YOU HAVE FAILED TO PROVE YOUR "TEAMS" EXISTANCE
      -YOU HAVE FAILED TO PRODUCE A PRODUCT THAT DOES NOT DIRECTLY BRANCH FROM ANOTHER EXISTING PROJECT

      And before any of you nay-sayers come with your pitchforks and axes, knocking my post...
      stand back for a minute and look at this logically. Take a step out of the shadows of "child mentality" and asses the whole of the situation.
      Console OS is dead. He might release one more revision to appease the complainers before giving it up. (just to say he tried)
      And look at the other side of this coin. Christopher is attempting to release yet another piece of hardware that may never see the light of day. Just like his first attempt.

      My personal last straw was the release of Lollipop. If Christopher failed to deliver that product before the public LP release from other android-on-pc projects, that is when I called it a complete failure. And that time has long passed now...

      Put the pieces of the puzzle together guys. You have been had, your money is gone.
      Sad to see it come to this. The last ember is slowly fading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. Christoper Rogers on May 23, 2015

      After seeing the recent tweets from MMV, it is very clear we are being lied to.

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      Stephen Younger on May 23, 2015

      I'm concerned about this project as I'm trying to follow the complaints as well as the compliments. I have my mind set on getting a Surface 3 as soon as a LTE model comes out. It will be a waste for me if this project isn't compatible with the new surface 3 line.

    4. Jeff Bristow on May 22, 2015

      I am simply tankful that I am only out $10. When I backed this project it sounded like it was practically ready. That tune changed almost as soon as the project closed. From what I have seen so far I have little hope that ConsoleOS will ever work as well as what was suggested.

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      Sebastian H.
      Superbacker
      on May 22, 2015

      So, MMV, what where you saying? Yet again you don't deliver on what you promised. But it always somebody else's fault. And the next time everything will work. Sure...

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      Sebastian H.
      Superbacker
      on May 22, 2015

      Team iConsole ‏@iConsole: We do have Android 5.1 #ConsoleOS booted, along with commitments from relevant driver-devs that there won't be further delays from upstream.

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      Sebastian H.
      Superbacker
      on May 22, 2015

      Team iConsole ‏@iConsole: Unfortunately, the problems were vendor-related and upstream. On the bright side, Android 5.1 is much more stable and will be better overall

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      Sebastian H.
      Superbacker
      on May 22, 2015

      Just now on Twitter: Team iConsole ‏@iConsole: After many sleepless nights, we've thrown in the towel on Android 5.0. We're moving straight to Android 5.1 when #ConsoleOS builds resume.

    9. ed tranosky on May 22, 2015

      I have dell xps 12 with haswell. It will not see dual boot when try to install. it wants to wipe off entire hard drive. I have newest bios, and unallocated space of 118 gb, i can't figure this issue out, and no one is getting back to me?

    10. Kieran Lane on May 21, 2015

      Yet another Kickstarter fail, I don't know why I thought anyone on this site could actually produce the goods, no wonder they came here for money - they couldn't have gotten it any other way. No updates and no usable product still (That preview is just awful, no features etc.), appreciate technical problems but it's just constant excuses whenever we happen to get any more information.

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      Ian R on May 21, 2015

      @Creator
      I know there is much pressure, but please address this concern and explain your policy. I feel your constraints, but I don't see you addressing the concerns of the people who funded your project.

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      Ian R on May 21, 2015

      @Creator

      Operating systems are very complex, but this does not address the reward levels you promoted during your campaign. Yes, I too added money to my reward level to get more votes. But I see now that these votes are meaningless. All difficulties aside, you cannot ignore the backer's payments for extra votes. What will you do for backers who pledged at different levels to make "good" on the rewards levels you promised? I have emailed you specifically about this, especially after full funding was achieved. Please let us know your policy on this.

    13. Scott72 on May 19, 2015

      I assume the perks for the extra donation have been dismissed? Not that its a huge deal, but I added extra to vote more for the SP3 - which I'm sure a lot of people voted for, and the extra perks were cool....

    14. Jimmy Shadow on May 18, 2015

      I want my money back.

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      Drew D on May 18, 2015

      I've had it with this. We were supposed to have a fully baked product 6 months ago. By the time you get this done (*if* you get it done), the device I was buying it for will be on its last leg. I want my money back.

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      Sahey
      Superbacker
      on May 15, 2015

      @creator can console OS work for surface pro 3? thanks

    17. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on May 15, 2015

      Where is the spam button? Four posts of the same thing is a little much.

    18. Josian Gattermeier on May 15, 2015

      Hello.
      I am usually not the one to complain, but when I decide to do it, I go all the way until I become a thorn.
      It is APRIL of 2015, over 120 days after what we were promised the rewards, and you still have not delivered android on the Dell Venue 8 pro. All the files you made available for download were pretty bad explained in terms of installation, and none so far would work with the tablet that made me decide to help fund the project. More and more sound to me that this project was thrown away and now with some cash in hands, you are going towards something else. I honestly don't care the direction you are going, but if you promised something, you gotta deliver, or return the investment.
      We were pitched:
      "This isn’t an emulator and this isn’t homebrew. Console OS is real, native Android that can really toggle with Windows on your PC."
      "Console OS is painless to install - for end-users and system builders alike.
      This is what makes Console OS so great. You can either install it on your PC's internal drive, or run it entirely from a USB external hard disk.
      We’re not talking a demo (or "live") version either; all your apps, documents, even encryption can work booting directly from a USB hard disk."
      Where is it? So far I haven't seen or experienced any of that. I truly would like to know and EXPERIENCE IT/USE IT or have the investment back. The pitch and delivery time were very clear. It's been way past that and I think it is time to have it delivered. Please let me know. Thank you.

    19. Josian Gattermeier on May 15, 2015

      Hello.
      I am usually not the one to complain, but when I decide to do it, I go all the way until I become a thorn.
      It is APRIL of 2015, over 120 days after what we were promised the rewards, and you still have not delivered android on the Dell Venue 8 pro. All the files you made available for download were pretty bad explained in terms of installation, and none so far would work with the tablet that made me decide to help fund the project. More and more sound to me that this project was thrown away and now with some cash in hands, you are going towards something else. I honestly don't care the direction you are going, but if you promised something, you gotta deliver, or return the investment.
      We were pitched:
      "This isn’t an emulator and this isn’t homebrew. Console OS is real, native Android that can really toggle with Windows on your PC."
      "Console OS is painless to install - for end-users and system builders alike.
      This is what makes Console OS so great. You can either install it on your PC's internal drive, or run it entirely from a USB external hard disk.
      We’re not talking a demo (or "live") version either; all your apps, documents, even encryption can work booting directly from a USB hard disk."
      Where is it? So far I haven't seen or experienced any of that. I truly would like to know and EXPERIENCE IT/USE IT or have the investment back. The pitch and delivery time were very clear. It's been way past that and I think it is time to have it delivered. Please let me know. Thank you.

    20. Josian Gattermeier on May 15, 2015

      Hello.
      I am usually not the one to complain, but when I decide to do it, I go all the way until I become a thorn.
      It is APRIL of 2015, over 120 days after what we were promised the rewards, and you still have not delivered android on the Dell Venue 8 pro. All the files you made available for download were pretty bad explained in terms of installation, and none so far would work with the tablet that made me decide to help fund the project. More and more sound to me that this project was thrown away and now with some cash in hands, you are going towards something else. I honestly don't care the direction you are going, but if you promised something, you gotta deliver, or return the investment.
      We were pitched:
      "This isn’t an emulator and this isn’t homebrew. Console OS is real, native Android that can really toggle with Windows on your PC."
      "Console OS is painless to install - for end-users and system builders alike.
      This is what makes Console OS so great. You can either install it on your PC's internal drive, or run it entirely from a USB external hard disk.
      We’re not talking a demo (or "live") version either; all your apps, documents, even encryption can work booting directly from a USB hard disk."
      Where is it? So far I haven't seen or experienced any of that. I truly would like to know and EXPERIENCE IT/USE IT or have the investment back. The pitch and delivery time were very clear. It's been way past that and I think it is time to have it delivered. Please let me know. Thank you.

    21. Josian Gattermeier on May 15, 2015

      Hello.
      I am usually not the one to complain, but when I decide to do it, I go all the way until I become a thorn.
      It is APRIL of 2015, over 120 days after what we were promised the rewards, and you still have not delivered android on the Dell Venue 8 pro. All the files you made available for download were pretty bad explained in terms of installation, and none so far would work with the tablet that made me decide to help fund the project. More and more sound to me that this project was thrown away and now with some cash in hands, you are going towards something else. I honestly don't care the direction you are going, but if you promised something, you gotta deliver, or return the investment.
      We were pitched:
      "This isn’t an emulator and this isn’t homebrew. Console OS is real, native Android that can really toggle with Windows on your PC."
      "Console OS is painless to install - for end-users and system builders alike.
      This is what makes Console OS so great. You can either install it on your PC's internal drive, or run it entirely from a USB external hard disk.
      We’re not talking a demo (or "live") version either; all your apps, documents, even encryption can work booting directly from a USB hard disk."
      Where is it? So far I haven't seen or experienced any of that. I truly would like to know and EXPERIENCE IT/USE IT or have the investment back. The pitch and delivery time were very clear. It's been way past that and I think it is time to have it delivered. Please let me know. Thank you.

    22. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on May 15, 2015

      *Microsoft=Micro Center. Darned spell correction.

    23. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on May 15, 2015

      Just out of curiosity, are the Nextbook 10.1 and WinBook TW100 one in the same, produced by the same OEM? I know from just scanning visuals, personal experience with the WinBook line and some forum commentary that there is a stark difference in quality control and aesthetics in the WinBook TW80x family and the Nextbook 8, the former being vastly superior to the later. Maybe the mainboards are the same and merely the product housings differ and are made to suit based on the specific bulk order request of the customer, in this case Walmart and Microsoft

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      Sebastian H.
      Superbacker
      on May 15, 2015

      @MMV: 'we haven't failed, as our latest screen shots demonstrate.'
      Screenshot's don't mean anything. Especially not from a company that has failed time and time again to deliver. So please excuse me if I hold of the fanfares until we actually have Console OS running on all the devices that you promised to support during the Kickstarter.

    25. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on May 14, 2015

      @Keith SanJose: I already shared it on the Dell forums, where I am a Dell Rockstar (a glorified volunteer support agent, beta tester and liaison) and, due to this, I have a bit more influence and visibility among customers and employees. I recommend someone also share this on the Tablet PC Review forums and XDA Developers.

    26. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on May 14, 2015

      @Kevin A Pearson: The only email I ever received was this, and I quote:

      Tablet Makers: Fix The Lack of 64-bit Firmware on Early Bay Trail Tablets
      Petition by B S · 632 supporters

      Take the next step.

      Share the petition with people you know to increase its chances of winning.

      Share on Facebook

      Tweet

      Or, copy this note and email it to your friends


      Hello,
      I just signed the petition, "Tablet Makers: Fix The Lack of 64-bit Firmware on Early Bay Trail Tablets."
      I think this is important. Will you sign it too?
      Here's the link:
      http://www.change.org/p/tablet-makers-fix-the-lack-of-64-bit-firmware-on-early-bay-trail-tablets
      Thanks,

      [Name withheld]

    27. Keith on May 14, 2015

      @HeadphonesGuy Thanks for putting that link up! Wish I could share it with the right people to get more signatures.

    28. Kevin A Pearson on May 14, 2015

      @ That Headphones Guy - I signed the petition then they tried to hit me for cash to make the petition more successful! It's one step short of being a scan in my opinion. Nothing against you BTW

    29. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on May 14, 2015

      That's cool! Full-on x86-64... I wish Windows wasn't forced into the corner of 32-bit only with Bay Trail due to lack of driver support and general interest for 64-bit processing on tablets. Some apps show nice speed boosts when given 64-bit processing. Dell especially, who promised at conventions and in official communications that 64-bit support and UEFI64 would come to the Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro 5130, obviously never delivered. At least, we can have our cake and eat it too with Console OS.

    30. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on May 13, 2015

      @That Headphones Guy - Thanks, that's what we're aiming for.

      We can share one bit of good news. We have managed to get the UEFI32 tablets to share the same 64-bit kernel, and 64-bit userspace. So while these tablets may run Windows 8 in 32-bit mode... they'll run Console OS with full 64-bit kernel and runtime.

    31. Kevin A Pearson on May 13, 2015

      Great news about the Dell Venue 8 Pro working!
      I'm holding back at the moment until you've got a simple install solution that's as user friendly as possible. I'm usually up for flashing anything (ooerr!) but my DV8 is one of my most useful tablets and I won't take the risk of bricking it.
      I've just bought a second-hand Galaxy Note 4 which came with Lollipop 5.01 and I think it's worth waiting for. The whole look feels clean and smooth compared with Kitkat. I can't wait to see it on my DV8. Keep up the great work guys.

    32. Asbjørn Scholtens on May 12, 2015

      @MMV Okay, that's a pretty good answer.

    33. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on May 12, 2015

      @MMV: If I am to understand correctly, and I am not putting the cart ahead of the horse since there is undoubtedly much more tweaking and refining for you to do, you now having a fully functional and compliant version of x86 Lollipop which puts you ahead of the competition on many fronts. Windows 10's Project Astoria according to reports is only a KitKat, not Lollipop-based, wrapper for porting Android apps and still has to use Windows services if and when app developers choose to convert their Android apps to the Windows 10 platform. Third party virtualization options like DuOS and Bluestacks meanwhile are also only KitKat-based if you can call them that and are still quite buggy with all but a small handful of apps. Finally, the recent surge of Chinese dual booting Android and Windows tablets may have flashy Retina displays from Apple's sourcing partners, but it is the inside that counts and I have heard of countless hardware and software bugs and terrible (HP or Dell are even heavenly in comparison, if you can believe it!) or non-existent warranty service with these products. As such, I have to fully disagree with Asbjørn Scholtens andI must say this tactical move of working with the future in mind has future-proofed your product, made your product newsworthy and relevant once more, and avoided a dead end in development from an older code base. Thank you for sticking to your guns and not letting the naysayers, as you put it, veer your off course it making an excellent product. I cannot wait to get my hands on a 32-bit build of Console OS very soon to give it a test drive!

    34. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on May 11, 2015

      @Christopher - Of course, and we are working to allow for open-source kernel builds to overlay with a Console OS full release, so that you'll have a lot more than just a bootable system to work with.

    35. Christoper Rogers on May 11, 2015

      At the very least, please include a short build guide on how to boot with the Console OS kernel and bootloader when you push the source code. Even if it's lacking drivers, I'd like a bootable system to test my apps with.

    36. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on May 11, 2015

      Good morning all, we're showing off Console OS Lollipop running quite spiffily on the Dell Venue 8 Pro and T100TA for the first time.

      As per our "no vaporware" guarantee, that means yes, it's really working, really well:

      https://twitter.com/iConsole/status/597727782731264001
      https://twitter.com/iConsole/status/597728088739352576

      And as mentioned, we have decided to open-source the kernel and bootloader. This is not a full open-sourcing of Console OS, but we are hammering out the specifics in our next expanded update. Sorry naysayers, but the Lollipop Logjam has made us much stronger than ever before. Sorry if you thought we were dead, quite the contrary.

    37. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on May 11, 2015

      @Cykit - Sorry you feel that way... we haven't failed, as our latest screen shots demonstrate.

      @Christopher - We're going to open-source the kernel in the next few weeks, you'll be able to do that by building it yourself. But, we don't recommend it except for users advanced enough to build AOSP/Android themselves. When we release, we strive to make sure things work as comprehensively as possible.

      @Asbjørn - We just don't see it that way, had we stayed with KitKat... in retrospect, we probably would have shut down as a company, and everything would be a total loss. Nobody will invest, back, or support a company dedicated to an outdated version of Android. Lollipop was such a 2x4 to the head, had we mastered KitKat, we'd be starting from scratch right now with Lollipop, delaying things another six months. We'd have been out of money with no path to appease anyone past KitKat.

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      Cykit on May 10, 2015

      This would be probably the last time I will post something here since $10 loss would not worth too much speaking to @MMV, no matter if it is really a legitimate company with "editor-s" or just one person role playing. I am sick and tired of waiting, I bet so many of you feels the same. More than one year you haven't deliver, in the last post you say it's people get hot under the collar, no, it is because you failed us and you refuse to acknowledge so. Even more insulting to our voters, is the fact you put all the fault to us. "...we are doing what people voted for us to do...." is simply because you provided that option, by providing that you implies you are capable. It turns out you are not. Further, you are not forth-coming about the fact that you may never will. Even if one day you might achieve your goal (for discussion's sake let's assume you are really working on it), all the devices may be too old for people to care about. And let's not forget Microsoft has opened the door to port Android apps. So, last but not least, @MMV failure is not the end of the world, but it's shameful to hype others' expectation then not even have the guts to acknowledge an obvious failure. $10 is small, but our expectation for a whole year is not.

    39. Christoper Rogers on May 9, 2015

      If release is going to take weeks, can we at least get a developer preview for the more stable devices, like the Dell Venue 8 Pro, that missed the first round of previews?

    40. Asbjørn Scholtens on May 9, 2015

      I understand that what MMV is trying to do is difficult. I also understand that moving to Lollipop was a major undertaking. Which is why I make the following comment after having put quite a bit of thought into it.

      @MMV, you should never have offered the option of voting for Lollipop.
      If everything else you have written regarding your process is true, you were so close to having a working KitKat version that you would have had working versions done by now for all the backers. Instead, you gave backers an option to vote for a later version that wasn't even accessible at the time of voting.
      Which was -stupid-.

      People don't understand the logistics of their choices, they -as a rule- go "I want THE BEST and I want it NOW or actually I want it YESTERDAY!" and choose accordingly.

      All the information you have given us since having a vote for what you should do, points (to me, anyway) in one single direction: You should have perfected KitKat, a perfectly serviceable version of Android, as opposed to getting bogged down with Lollipop which you yourselves couldn't even fully comprehend at the time you put the backers to the vote.

      If you had sticked with your idea as posited at the time of your campaign launching, as opposed to moving straight to the next step without knowing what needed to be done and the time it would take, wouldn't you have been done by now?

      And I get it, I hear you, you're saying: The backers were the ones to vote for this. They did.
      I'm saying: You never should have let them. Then you wouldn't be in the situation you're in now. Would you?

    41. Mobile Media Ventures, Inc. Creator on May 9, 2015

      Hi all,

      This week we've gotten most of the Lollipop Logjam out of the way - and yes, we have Lollipop up and running better than any Android distribution (emulated or otherwise) on most of the remainder of our target devices.

      We're re-tooling our updates and trying to cram some demos in.

      Please note that it may be weeks before a release ships - but we now have a shooting solution to delivering, and that's a pretty big deal considering we had to completely rewrite major parts of Console OS due to Lollipop - which once again, was not published until after the Kickstarter ended.

      P.S. We realize people can get hot under the collar, but we are doing what people voted for us to do... put getting Lollipop out the door above all else.

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      Sebastian H.
      Superbacker
      on May 8, 2015

      @Michal: So because you are willing to wait everybody else has to stop having their own opinions and voice them?
      @MMV: So.. we didn't get the update you promised 6 days ago because your web editors got sick? Editor-s, so more than one? A the same time? Strange how every time you promise stuff things come up (that are of course always outside of your control) that stop you from fulfilling. You have to be the most unlucky company there is in the whole wide world.
      But as long as it is never your fault...

    43. Diana Richomme on May 7, 2015

      So what's going on with this? I didn't even receive the T-shirt :(

    44. Shawn Hinkle on May 6, 2015

      Went to the wiki and the boards and I don't see any real movement or communication going on there so I thought i would try here. Is there any progress on getting the devices listed in yellow to the green section? I have a Yoga 2 11 that is in the yellow and I haven't installed the DR1 release because wifi doesn't work on it yet. The work around is to spend $35 for a specific wifi usb adapter that seems to have to be plugged in hardwired to work. What is the purpose if I can't be mobile. Any update or time table on progress would be great. I take Kit Kat over lollipop at this point if it was almost finished.

    45. Hifihedgehog (AKA "That Headphones Guy") on May 6, 2015

      @MMV: Thanks for the personalized update! Really awesome of you to go all in like that and give me the complete lowdown on it. I already did the swap so I will have to show a bit of patience since Winbook isn't a part of your officially supported list of devices. In the meantime, I can keep myself entertained with the Windows 10 preview on my WinBook. Maybe a few months from now I can get my hands on a working build. Either way, I have my fingers crossed. For now, I had my fill of the lack of ports on my Venue and it had to go, and there is no looking back with my trusty TW802.

    46. RiceFryer on May 5, 2015

      I agreed to Sergei, it originally planned to fall in last year, but we still getting nothing.

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      Michal on May 5, 2015

      I know this takes time and i can patiently wait. So please stop complaining people. That said, when can i expect a bootable android for the dell venue 8 pro? In 2 months? 4months? Half a year? I can wait, i'd just like for there to be at least a monthly update to be sent out with which devices have updates and how progress is in general.

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      Manish Parikh on May 5, 2015

      @Sergei, while I agree with several of your points, I just want to let you know why they are taking so long for the Asus T100, and other similar devices which all have 32-bit UEFI. They had originally done work on KitKat, and have it booting on UEFI 64, and were going to work on getting it booting on 32 bit as well, but then Lollipop came out and most of their work had to be restarted for both UEFI 32 and 64. On the survey, they asked if we wanted to have Lollipop, or wait and just do KitKat, and obviously there was an overwhelming reponse for Lollipop, so that's what they dedicated work towards. Intel only released some of the tools they needed a couple weeks ago, so they are finally able to get it mostly working, and we should have it this week according to them. Hopefully that's true.

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      Sergei on May 5, 2015

      I'm an Asus T100 owner. It's arguably the most popular Bay Trail tablet. I backed up the project.
      You promised: KitKat, dual-boot, InstaSwitch, running two apps side by side, genuine Play Market, OpenGL support, etc.
      What we have: nothing. Console OS won't even launch on Asus T100.
      Situation: there's quite a few Chinese tablets with working dualboot. Android x86 has a stable build for T100 based on 4.4 with working Gapps and stuff. I put Android 4.4.4 on my tablet with semi-automatic installer made by a guy from Android x86 project who didn't even get any money from it.
      I mean, come on, guys, are you even trying? If we have been waiting to just launch Console OS for 9 months, how long will we have to wait until we get all the Pro features?

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