The Raspberry Pi is about to become the best selling British computer ever made according to Eben Upton, the founder of the Raspberry Pi project. Amstrad PCW was the former holder of the title but with the upcoming release of the Raspberry Pi 3 it looks as though the Pi foundation will break the previous record by the end of this month.
To make the Raspberry Pi 3 more accessible, its developers have made the decision to include onboard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections. Now the device can be easily placed and controlled from behind a television set or home entertainment system via Bluetooth mice and keyboards. The Raspberry Pi 3 will be receiving performance upgrades as well and will ship with a 64-bit processor that will increase the speed of the device by 50 per cent.
There has been an increase in the number of students enrolling in computer science programs which Mr. Upton believes may be a result of the Raspberry Pi’s low price and wide availability. It can easily be found in many classrooms and it has inspired many young adults and children to have a renewed interest in technology and computer programming.