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Here Comes Raspberry Pi's Rival, Gooseberry Board  
 
This board is said to have three times more powerful processing power than the Raspberry Pi.    
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Sunday, July 22, 2012 All the news about Raspberry Pi can take a breather for a while, here comes Gooseberry Board! This new competitor to Raspberry Pi has been officially announced now. The company announced that they are 'finally ready and confident' about their Gooseberry board release. At present, 500 Gooseberry boards have been put up for release and are available strictly on a one piece per person basis.

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This board is said to have three times more powerful processing power than the Raspberry Pi. Not only that, it comes with a new ARM architecture, and can run Ubuntu, unlike Raspberry Pi. According to the company, it also comes with 512 MB RAM, double that of the Pi.

The company adds further, "Only a limited OS (android) is supported as of yet fully, the board however is capable of running other Os’s such as Ubuntu (currently without graphics acceleration). Premade images for Ubuntu are now available and videos of the board running ubuntu and other linux flavours shall be uploaded."

A look at the Gooseberry Board reveals:
CPU : A10 1 GHz overclockable to 1.5 GHz (1.2 GHz highest stable overclock on Android)
Graphics Processor : Mali 400 MHz
Operating System : Now Android 4.0 ICS
Onboard Storage: 4 GB (upgradeable by microSD memory card 32 GB)
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
Connectivity: AC jack, 1x 3.5mm Earphone Jack, 1x Mini USB, 1x HDMI Out, microSD slot
Compatible software: Android ICS is the only compatible OS. Ubuntu and Arch Linux are expected in the future.


Kalpana Sharma, EFYTIMES News Network


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