After reading the new blogpost I thought about [quote]“obsolensce” through software[/quote], as @ben commented, and an idea came to me: Wouldn’t it be possible to release a mainboard for the FP1(U) with a different chip, so one would not have to change all the hardware, but only the mainboard, to be able to get the last Android OS (or even alternative OSes)?
I am not a hardware developer, so I don’t know about the details… Do you think it would be possible to design an upgraded mainboard for FP1(U) with an open chip?
And also important: Would you consider buying one, to be able to run updated Android versions (nessecary for Android Wear and Bluetooth LE support)?
I certainly would, after some time, because I would like to keep my First Edition FP as long as possible, but also have the latest software running on it. I don’t think the other hardware parts will be outdated by the time the software support ends.