john: There is usually a big gap between starting work on any project, and any announcement that a product is imminent. You can probably think of good examples in the RISC OS market as to why this is a good idea, these days.
Between any such announcement and actual product availability, there's another gap.
No-one would imagine that Martin achieved all this in six weeks. If you need to know about such things sooner, become a beta-tester or attend some user groups!