Besides the investment arguments mentioned by JamesH already:hippy wrote:Every Pi sold helps their educational goals go forward, so every Pi sold for the purposes of running Android would be a win. If having Android encourages someone to want to learn computer science that's another win. And there didn't seem to be anything but enthusiasm for having Android in the past - https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/android-4-0-is-comingDougieLawson wrote:Android is a busted flush, there's no value in the RPF spending any money on something that won't push their educational goal forwards.
The funny thing is we don't hear this 'it doesn't push their educational goals forward' for T-shirts, mugs, badges and bears which the Foundation get manufactured and sell, because we understand income helps those goals. It seems to only be used as the reason when Android is mentioned.
Not giving desired or required return on investment would be a good enough reason not to do something. But it seems 'doesn't push their educational goals forward' is favoured when it comes to Android.
Did you ever try using Android with a mouse and keyboard? It's a painful experience. Only usable with touchscreen.
There are enough cheap Android HDMI sticks available, if you really want one. Some are even cheaper than a Pi when you include case and power supply.But why do you think that the hype about such stick has long died? Nobody really needs this rubbish.