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Faster Raspberry Pi 2 Says Yes to Ubuntu and Windows, But Where's Android?

Feb 09, 2015, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts started the week with some welcome news: A Raspberry Pi 2 Model B SBC that is claimed to be six times faster than previous versions is available for the same $35 price. The community-backed single board computer swaps out the old ARM11/ARMv6 processor for an ARMv7 system on chip that features four 900MHz Cortex-A7 cores. That, along with a doubling of RAM to 1GB, means that for the first time, the Pi fully supports Ubuntu. In fact, there's already an optimized build available of Canonical's new lightweight Snappy variant of Ubuntu.

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