When I heard on this web site that Android 4 was coming to the Pi AND an HD camera module was also coming I ordered my first Pi. By the end of the year (2012) I expected the camera module. By then I also thought Android would be working as the foundation was saying/hinting on this site five months ago that it was well on the way!
Perfect I thought, this all fits the project i had in mind and I will learn a little (or a lot) along the way so I bought one 512mb Pi.
Having tinkered with my Pi for the last month or so, i've struggled to get it to do very much at all. Mainly because drivers for hardware acceleration of webcams is non existent. The camera module, what module, how much and when?
If the Pi is an educational device rather than a "hobby" device why is a large chunk of functionality locked away from novice users like me. (hardware acceleration)
So three questions...
1/ When to expect and how much will the camera module be? A revised estimate will do!
2/ When will webcams etc be able to use hardware acceleration?
3/ When will a touch screen solution (with hardware integration) be available - drivers etc?