A brand-new Raspberry Pi generation has been unveiled featuring a more powerful processor and twice as much RAM. The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B goes now on sale, and set to retail for $35.
The developers have upgraded the on-board processor to a 900Mhz quad-core chip and have packed it with 1GB of RAM, which should offer a massive improvement over the old Model B+. While the device will look pretty much the same, the board comes with a completely different design that allows the ARM processor to handle the 1GB of RAM on the board. Older board will most likely go down in price, but the Rasperry Pi 2 is slated to go on sale for the same price as last year's B+, meaning $35 or £25 respectively. Just like its predecessor, the device will first be available to only a limited number of partner outlets.
Microsoft has also been backing the product, announcing that it's "delivering a version of Windows 10 that supports Raspberry Pi 2." The Windows 10 OS will be made available to the Pi community for free via its Windows Developer Program for IoT (Internet of Things).
The company also announced that Win10 will be made available "later this year," offering it to "Makers" in the same way it previously delivered Windows builds to devs who were using Intel's Galileo board. More details will be shared in "the coming months.," but for the moment, the promise looks really interesting.
Want to see what the Raspberry Pi 2 is shaping up to be? Well, take a look below.