Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Sep 2012 17:56 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Hardware, Embedded Systems "In the six months since we launched Raspberry Pi, we've received a lot of feedback about the original board design. Over the next few weeks, we'll be gradually rolling out a new revision 2.0 PCB which incorporates some of the most popular suggestions." Also: manufactured in the UK.
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Are Sony getting better ?
by Neolander on Sat 8th Sep 2012 12:08 UTC
Neolander
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2010-03-08

A discussion thread on the news item about UK manufacturing just caught my eyes. It started with someone mentioning that it was ironical that Sony manufactured such a relatively open-ended device, considering their long history of product lockdown (SonicStage, Memory Stick, BMG rootkit, OtherOS removal...).

But it has occured to me that I have seen few news on such bullshit from Sony recently. To the contrary, they have opened up their phone bootloaders, used MicroSD cards on them, handed the required blobs to Google for Xperia S support in AOSP, and now manufacture RPis...

Have they finally learned something about the importance of geek PR in the modern computing landscape ?

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RE: Are Sony getting better ?
by Laurence on Sun 9th Sep 2012 14:25 in reply to "Are Sony getting better ?"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Aside the Pi, all of those are phone developments and it's been well documented in the past that Sony's mobile phone branch is "less evil" than the rest of the company (which could be attributed, if just in part, to Erricson's influence).

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