Raspberry Pi2 hits the market with Windows 10
Building on the success of the first device, Raspberry Pi 2 comes with a boosted processor, up to a Broadcom BCM2836 ARMv7 Quad Core Processor running at 900 mhz. This addition makes the devices nearly six times faster than the original Raspberry.
More interestingly, Pi2 will have the support for a modified version of Windows 10 for embedded devices. It is expected that, with improvements in future, users will be able to run the classic version of Windows 10 universal apps on the new device. On the appearance front, the device looks like the original device and is still a circuit board that does not have any case. The company has provided four USB ports this time and the memory is now moved to the back of the device.
The newest Raspberry Pi2 is completely compatible with the original Pi and it includes for all of Element 14’s hardware accessories such as the EnOcean, internet of things sensor kit, PiFace, the motor controller, BitScope, the oscilloscope and Cirrus, the logic card that enables users to play high definition videos.
Raspberry Pi2 is launched nearly three years after the original Raspberry Pi was launched and the company planned to ship 10,000 units of the product but has sold nearly 4.5 million units since then. This is also used as an education device and the company believes that almost 1-2 million of these products are used by children, who are trying to learn coding.