I hope/wonder-if this will lead to lower level apps for Android, and how-toís like:
1) how-to set up your Android Phone as a Wifi Router
2) how-to enable other bluetooth profiles (DUN, PAN, HID, BIP)
3) how-to set up symlinks for installing/storing your Android Market apps on your micro-SDHC card
And then apps that arenít Dalvik based (ie. native binary based apps), and perhaps an apt-get like packaging system for native apps.
Hopefully someone can set up a better terminal emulator than pterminal (itís great for what it is, but itís not like running an OS X ďTerminalĒ, nor an xterm Ö the terminal emulation code from ConnectBot would be ideal to use in place of pterminalís interface).
However, this is rather outstanding news. Soon, perhaps, Android wont just be the most open phone platform, but itíll be a genuine unix box in your pocket (that you can use directly as a unix box).
I wonder how long before thereís a Jabber server so you access the SMS/MMS capabilities from your laptopís Jabber client Ö and a SIP server for the voice interface. Being able to do that via Wifi and/or USB would be absolutely lovely.