Raspberry Pi — the super-ugly, super-affordable $35 computer — is about to lose its Linux-only shackles and move into the modern touch interface era with Android. The Raspberry Pi Foundation on Tuesday announced that one of its engineers was putting the finishing touches on an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich port that will let users bring all their favorite Android apps over to Raspberry Pi, and to make their Pi more touch-friendly if it’s hooked up to a screen with touch capabilities. The Pi’s Android port comes around a week after Gooseberry announced its own Android-based cheap computer known as the Gooseberry Board.
Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.