$25 Computer

The Raspberry Foundation is a British organization that has put together specs for a computer the size, quite literally of a flash drive:

On the left is the HDMI port. On the right is the USB port. The black box in the middle is a 12MP camera module. The rest of the hardware specs are:

  • 700MHz ARM11
  • 128MB of SDRAM
  • OpenGL ES 2.0
  • 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
  • Composite and HDMI video output
  • USB 2.0
  • SD/MMC/SDIO memory card slot
  • General-purpose I/O
  • Open software (Ubuntu, Iceweasel, KOffice, Python)

I hope to keep an eye on this and to grab one when I can. I also read somewhere recently that Google is folding the Arduino platform into Android. Is this right? (If you know more, please fill me in.)