First, I'd like to write about my personal perspective, my standpoint
As pro, I have background and experience in electronics, fpga, software.
The most of my many years as pro, I've spent developing hardware and embedded systems.
As Linux user and Linux developer, I'm a part of Linux community.
As a maker and DIY freak, tinkerer, I'm a part of maker-community.
Android gives us the "once in a life time" possibility:
Fantastic powerful hardware, open source software platform, community.
My passion is to construct something, to see its works.
Using Android i can get ideas working.
More important, ideas can be spreading. We, the community, can use our ideas together.