You may say it is not up to ROL to make new machines available. But if only STD are working on hardware. And there are plenty of suitable netbook/beagle boards etc. machines available or on way. Why would ROL not want to make an OS that people can load onto new, fast and up to date portable hardware.
Saying it is up to a licensee seems very short sited because if no licensee decides to offer new hardware and you'll have no customers to sell new copies of the OS to.
Unless ROL want to die they need to take an active role in either making the OS work on new (and cheap) hardware. Or they need to open up all details on the HAL and OS building so ports can be done. After all I am sure the A9 market is not huge and the RPC one must be shrinking.