I see the upcoming Android roadmap as a reality test between two product development/design philosophies.
a. It is important to NOT design by committee and have firm and clear control over the product's form, function and usability. Listen to the market but deliver via a vision. More crudely stated = "Always Listen to the customer but the customer is not always right"
b. Open source philosophies can translate to product design as well as development. I see Android as an example of both form and function going through consensus as opposed to a single point of control/vision. More crudely stated = "Let the market define, design and develop what they want".
I am eager to see where this goes.