I think you're confusing the editorial summarising with direct quoting of the article. The direct quoting is enclosed in quotation marks - the "brief bragging session" is a summary of how that part of the article came across and "(let's blame Pace)" is presumably a humourous reference to MD's unwillingness to accept responsibility for any problems they face in developing the Omega.
The "XScale processor part" doesn't say that an XScale for the Omega will only be available *just* before the death of our sun, but rather that the Omega will, hopefully, get an XScale some time in the next "couple of billion years". That could be next week, time will tell.
So perhaps the problem is that you have misunderstood this article rather than Chris having misunderstood the other.
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