I think the recently posted jobs are giving some hints…
@gusgonnet Sweet. I was wondering what to expect next from them and this makes sense.
The ESP32 having Bluetooth and Ethernet MAC which is interesting
wow, then with this move, Particle not only opens their cloud to new markets and MCUs, but the may be also addressing one big feature people was asking for: ethernet connectivity (without having to develop it themselves*).
What a great move, for them and for us. Win-Win!
*: they still need to port the HAL to Espressif
Yes, I thought the same thing.
Bluetooth, Ethernet, Cap Touch Sensor, Dual i2c ports, more I/O ports, i2S Audio, maybe a lower cost, that’s all great.
Just hoping this doesn’t take years to get stable like the Photon is now
Also hoping that the new footprint of any new hardware is backwards-compatible with the Photon/Electron.
I know nothing about this stuff, but let’s bet on something just for the fun of it:
- 4 months from now to get to ALPHA
- 6 months from now to get to BETA
- 12 months from now to get to STABLE
We all know it takes tons of people to put these designs through all the different scenarios before finding all the obvious bugs.
I don’t see many ways to bypass that testing timeline even if you have a good budget but I would love to see otherwise