I just took a peek at the armour rules section and it shows everything as being implemented. However, when I grabbed a correillian powersuit and put it on I did not receive the strength bonus. Either that or the bonus does not effect carry weight. So my question is, is the strength bonus even implemented?
None of the items that have a description about boosting a skill have that in effect. Its likely they won't and if they do get some sort of advantage it will likely be a modification to an equation than a straight skill boost.
Armor, like all of ground combat is still in the very early stages of development, and will be subject to change. How/when/if we'll work in bonuses/costs for armors are yet to be finalized. For now, all armor for the sake of they block damage, works.