thank you very much for your detailed answer.
The research project, we are working on, cannot be built on mobile for several reasons, mainly because our calculations are intense (even for powerful desktop machines) and we have Windows dependencies in our native plugins.
We can use the emulator for some aspects, but if I understood it correctly, it is possible to do gestures on the Lither (like swiping over the touch panel or pressing on a specified area on the touch panel) which is not possible to simulate with the emulator, as far as I could figure it out. (Please tell me, if I am wrong, this is a very interesting feature for us.)
I would love to get an early version to do tests with the actual hardware. As a reasearcher, I am used to work with alpha / beta software.
Even if you cannot tell me a specific date, may you give me an idea about what the planned timeframe is. Is it about several weeks, months, or years?