Before Blade i used to use Samsung Galaxy Spica. It is one of first android phones, abandoned by samsung long time ago (android 2.1).
But there is (or was) a group of great people, who gave spica second (and maybe third) life. Of course - there is one big disadvantage - memory (RAM). Spica has 160MB of available RAM, and actualy, max 50-60MB free memory with clean system (A2.2). with gingerbread even less. The second problem - lack of good graphic drivers was partialy solved by one man. He wrote those drivers (some kind of "universal ones") from a scratch.
Moreover - he "made" 3.x kernel for spica from a scratch too - including all drivers, that wasn't compatible with older versions. With this, and with change of filesystem (to UBIFS) - spica was really fast in some ways. The biggest boost was in I/O i think)
That young man works now at samsung (R&D).
Why i am writing this? Yes, i know that spica and blade are quite different devices with different SoCs, but... but maybe guys that understand linux, kernel compilling and so on, could use some of that "things" to make our blades even better.f
I know, that some of our developers tried to port 3.x kernel to our blade. Maybe there is something helpful on his github?
As i told at the beginning - if my ideas are nothing but a junk - mods: feel free to delete that thread.