A new Raspberry Pi dubbed “Raspberry Pi 2” has been announced. The Raspberry Pi is low cost computer that has been meant for use in electronics projects, assisting experiments, and teaching kids how to code.
The new Raspberry Pi 2 comes with twice the amount of ram and improved performance (6 times faster) compared to its predecessor without a change in its price. The new Pi will cost $35. My geeky friends have even more reasons to celebrate since the new Raspberry Pi 2 comes with support for windows 10, something that developers haven’t been able to do properly without use of outdated windows versions.
The new Pi packs 1 GB of RAM, quad-core ARMv7 processor clocked at 900MHz which can be overclocked, 4 USB ports, an Ethernet and HDMI port.This leave us wondering about the possibilities of a $35 computer considering that windows is giving out a free Windows 10 license for the Raspberry Pi through Microsoft’s Windows Developer Program for IoT later this year.
What this means for Africa?
We are generally excited because we have something relatively cheap to use as we build and experiment on computer and electronic projects that developers have found difficult to execute due to financial implications. The Developer community can now focus on the code rather than optimization for performance. Bringing Windows 10 on board will have cheap computer solutions built for rural areas in Africa which will boost ICT
Via: The Verge