A couple of days ago, we released an Android build with support for the HTML5 <device> element. This gives you access to the phone's camera, which opens up new possibilities on the web, such as video conferencing. Our guys had been working on this for a while, and I guess they were looking forward to seeing what people would be able to do with it.
The good news is that we can probably reuse quite a bit of what we did to support <device>. From what I hear, the Opera guys involved with HTML5 actually welcomed the change as well.
But this shows that being on the bleeding edge isn't always easy. Things can change quickly in the world of technology!