The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) has helped many developers create custom ROMs for numerous Android smartphones. With the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS you will find that there are a number of ROMs available for devices such as HTC One X and Kindle Fire. Adding to this list of devices are the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9.
Both of these devices have two ROMs available. The ROMs were announced through the XDA developers forums by the ROMs’ developers.
The two ROMs being made for Galaxy tabs are based on AOSP and CyanogenMod 10, one each. As you would imagine, the AOSP ROM delivers pure Jelly Bean functionality whereas the CyanogenMod ROM adds some useful modification to the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.
While users will be quick to jump on the CyanogenMod ROM, they should consider that this ROM is stable only on the Galaxy Tab 10.1; for Galaxy Tab 8.9, the AOSP ROM is more stable. Of course, as time passes and the ROMs are given more development time, hackers will be able to make them more stable.
If you own a Samsung Galaxy Tab, you could help the ROM development process by trying out these ROMs and letting the developers know of any stability issues and their details.
To get the ROM for Galaxy Tab 8.9 along with instructions, click here for AOSP and here for CyanogenMod. To get the ROM for Galaxy Tab 10.1 along with instructions, click here for AOSP and here for CyanogenMod.