Would be nice if he's right for a change!
The "wipe required" part actually sounds interesting.
If his article isn't completely out to lunch (which is a DEFINITE possibility -- he's been known to be very consistently WRONG in the past...), then by the sounds of it, this update will involve REPARTITIONING!!!! Which is the only reason for requiring a "pc based install" vs. an OTA update.
Just a note though.... we actually HAVE THE DRIVERS!!!
From a HERO dump.
The CPU's are virtually identical (for all practical purposes).
The only issue is in certain changes that may be required as a result of RADIO FIRMWARE and/or KERNEL changes.
Nothing that isn't doable