I hope/wonder-if this will lead to lower level apps for Android, and how-to’s 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 aren’t 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 (it’s great for what it is, but it’s not like running an OS X “Terminal”, nor an xterm … the terminal emulation code from ConnectBot would be ideal to use in place of pterminal’s interface).
However, this is rather outstanding news. Soon, perhaps, Android wont just be the most open phone platform, but it’ll be a genuine unix box in your pocket (that you can use directly as a unix box).
I wonder how long before there’s a Jabber server so you access the SMS/MMS capabilities from your laptop’s Jabber client … and a SIP server for the voice interface. Being able to do that via Wifi and/or USB would be absolutely lovely.