Banana Pi is a single board computer from China that is mechanically similar to the Raspberry PI educational computer.
Computationally, it is far more powerful as it is built around Allwinner’s A20 chip with a 1GHz dual core ARM Cortex-A7
“With removable SD card, Banana Pi can boot up with your favourite OS such as Debian Linux, Raspbien, Android, Arch Linux and so on,” said the firm.
The hardware is not directly software compatible with Raspberry Pi – for example the graphics processor is different, and it has an ARM v7 architecture core while the original has a v6 core.
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