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Raspberry Ripple, anyone? Raspberry Pi gets Ice Cream Sandwich

Raspberry Pi can now swap Linux out for Google's Android OS, in a delicious union of tech flavours

The Raspberry Pi deservedly nabbed four stars in Stuff’s review, thanks to its bare-bones charm, infinite tinker-ability and wallet-friendly price tag.

Up until now, the Raspberry Pi has been served with a helping of Linux, but now one of its project members has sweetened things up a bit by managing to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich working on the device.

Although the Raspberry Pi’s single 700MHz processor isn’t packing much firepower, its HDMI output and SD card slot could make it a contender for a cheap and cheerful Android media centre.

With everything up and running apart from AudioFlinger support, we’re expecting the finished source code to be released soon – so watch this space.

[Raspberry Pi Blog via Pocket-Lint]

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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Computing, mobile, audio, smart home