One of the things that made the Blade such a great phone is the huge dev community it gained as a result of its (at the time) amazing specs. Notable figures were/are Flibblesan, kallt_kaffe, Sebastian404, tilal6991, daemond and KonstaT. Their ROMs over the past nearly 3 years are what made the Blade such an exciting phone to have. It made sure it was kept up to date and that an installation of a ROM never lasted more than a couple of months before it was wiped by its successor
A great dev community will ensure our G150s last much beyond their expected life, and that we get so much more out of it than was originally intended.
Exciting developments coming up are the imminent rumoured Android 5, Firefox OS and Ubuntu Touch, all of which would be fantastic to see.
So I'd like to propose that we encourage a few devs our way, and we can collectively remove the biggest barrier to them, which is buying the hardware. I'm not sure how many G510 owners we have so far, but if we could each chip in, say £5 each I wonder how many devs we could buy G510s for.
I know this isn't the only hurdle, I know there's a lot of work goes into ROMs, especially those which bridge the gap to a new Android version. And these efforts are greatly appreciated (as I mention they were with the Blade). I hope we can get behind this and get ourselves some great support.
I know about Kickstarter and similar, but I'm not over au-fait with these things and would welcome feedback.TL;DR: A dev community would greatly expand the possibilities of our G510s, and we could each chip in a small amount to buy some devs a G510 each
Huawei Y 300 Stock 4.1 + Root Tweaks > FusionX > CM10 > CM10.1 > CM10.2 > CM11 | Clockwork Recovery
Huawei Y 300 Stock 4.1 > CM 10.1 Sisco 1.0 kernel > TouchMeZ v1.4.1 > b190 Firmware Update > CM10.1 | TWRP Recovery
Huawei G510 Stock 4.1 > TouchMe v7 + AOSP Mod
Z.T.E. Blade TFT Stock 2.1 > CM7 > [GEN1>GEN2] > Ginger Stir Fry 9 > Blue Ginger V2 > [GEN2 > GEN3] > CM9 Alpha 5 > Simple Stir Fry Lite b27 > CM9 ColdFusionX 28/02/12 > KonstaT's CM10 > KonstaT's CM10.1 | Clockwork 22.214.171.124
Z.T.E. Blade OLED Stock 2.1 > JJ RLS5 > CM7 RC1 > Ippe H's Honeycomb A5 > Finnish Fillyjonk RLS6 > CM7 RC1 > Stock 2.1 | Clockwork 126.96.36.199 > 188.8.131.52 ZTE Blade TFT Stock 2.1 > MCR r3 | Clockwork 184.108.40.206 (Replaced) T-Mobile Pulse (Lots) > FLB2 > CM7 > CM6.1, Clockwork Recovery