On 10th Raspberry pi anniversary eben ponders prospects for a RISC-V Pi. In this even he was just talking about the future and features which will be added in the upcoming model of Raspberry pi.
Eben Upton, the man behind the Raspberry Pi, has been thinking about the future of the tiny computer. In an interview with The Register, he said that while there are no immediate plans to release a new version of the Pi, he is considering what features might be included in a future model.
“We’re not currently planning a revision of the Model B,” Upton said. “But as always, we’re interested in feedback from our users as to what they would like to see.”
One possibility for a future Raspberry Pi is built-in wireless connectivity. While many users add a USB Wi-Fi adapter to their Pi, Upton said that adding wireless to the board itself would make it even easier to use.
“It’s something we’ve looked at before, and it’s certainly something we could look at again,” he said. “But there are challenges – firstly, cost, and secondly, the design of the board.”
Another possibility for a future Pi is an updated processor. The current model uses a 700MHz Broadcom BCM2835 chip, which was released in 2011. Upton said that a more powerful processor would be “interesting” but added that there are no plans to release a new version of the Pi with a more powerful chip.
“The great thing about the BCM2835 is that it’s incredibly power-efficient,” he said. “So even though it’s not the fastest processor around, it’s still perfectly capable of running a full desktop operating system like Raspbian.”
Upton also said that he is interested in the possibility of adding more memory to the Pi. The current model has 512MB of RAM, which Upton said is “plenty for most users.” However, he added that there is scope to add more memory if there is enough demand from users.
“It’s something we could look at,” he said. “But again, it would come down to cost.”
Ultimately, Upton said that the goal for the Raspberry Pi is to remain a low-cost computer that is accessible to as many people as possible.
“Our aim is to produce a computer that is affordable by everyone,” he said. “We don’t want to sacrifice that in order to add features that only a minority of users would find useful.”
In addition to that we look towards the zdnet report, The most recent upgrade to the Raspberry Pi operating system (OS) includes a number of new desktop additions that improve text-based search, network administration, and access to the camera system on the Pi.
A brand new text-based search box has also been added to Raspberry Pi OS, which can be used to locate applications such as the File Manager, the OS Imager, and the Image Viewer. You can get to it by pressing the Raspberry key on the keyboard, which on some keyboards is the same as tapping the Windows key. The menu that was there before will still be available.
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