Hello there Onyx,
As a heavy academic Boox Max 2 user, first I would like to thank you for creating such a large ereader.
Wrt its physical properties I am pretty satisified.
Second, unfortunately, I am very disappointed in the software. Android is quite slow, the interface looks ugly (just compare with kindle UI). The Android OS was never designed to run on Eink devices, and no matter what optimizations you put there, you will loose to competition on software field which is providing custom OS for their products (such as remarkable).
Since I know it is not possible for you to start from scratch, as evidently you have decided to switch all your operations to pure android, I have a request:
Please provide kernel source code, bootloader source and some simple instructions so that open source community can figure that for you and provide alternatives to those who want to run other software.
If you want to see what will happen, see Remarkable whose tablet already got open source ecosystem and people writing custom apps for it.
Otherwise, I am sorry to say but Max 2 will be probably last product I buy for Onyx. I paid 1000$ for a product with UI so bad, the only redeeming quality is its large screen.
Hopefully that you won’t fall into the trap of bygone companies who are very “secretive” about the (open source) software they put into their product. You won’t gain competetive advantage by keeping the kernel and bootloader closed (they are open source anyway).
Thanks for your considerations.