Announced today by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B is the first of the next generation of Raspberry Pi boards, and Eben Upton has a lot to say about it.
At the release of the Model B+ back in July last year Upton — the founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and now CEO of the Raspberry Pi trading company — suggested that a higher performance Pi could be as far away as 2017. However, like the the side-view mirrors on your car, sometimes “objects [in mirror] are closer than they appear” and so it has turned out for the new Pi.
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