I couldn't agree more, esp when it's halted the development of the new path finder... :-(
I respectfully disagree. 0 A.D. already is filling in a niche market as a free open source RTS (with a small number of competitors). If 0 A.D. could get on the Android it would be without comparison to any other strategy game available in that market. The Android community would eat that up, and surely run with this bringing more publicity and attention to the project - with the hope that more programmers/animators would be interested in joining as well.
Also, people who volunteer on this game tend to do what they find to be fun and enjoyable work to them. Self satisfaction is often the greatest motivator to continue contributing. Philip obviously enjoys this and seems some benefit because if he didn't - he wouldn't be doing so. Perhaps he just needs a break from tedious pathfinding coding - only Philip can say for sure.
I understand you guys have a plan and it is deviating, so that is a bit annoying - but I say, cut the guy a bit of slack
I too would like to see gameplay features implemented too, but there are more programmers on the team besides Philip aren't there?
Oh, and don't just think phones - think tablets.