If you actually meant the Pi Zero (not W).
I think that is not quite correct. My understanding of the situation is along the following lines at least in concept:
drgeoff wrote: ↑Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:24 amI think that is not quite correct. My understanding of the situation is along the following lines at least in concept:
The Zero models and the 1 Gbyte RPi4B are made for (not by) RPT. The orders to the manufacturer(s) are placed by RPT. The devices are sold to RPT. RPT pay the manufacturer. RPT sells the devices to distributors/retailers. They pay RPT.
The other RPi models are manufactured under licence. Orders are placed by the distributors. The devices are sold to the distributors and they pay the manufacturers. Someone (probably the manufacturer) pays the licence money to RPT (or RPF?).
It is entirely possible and indeed likely that the two sets (Zero models/1G RPi4B and other models) are made by the same manufacturers.
I really want one of those....GOTO GOSUB wrote: ↑Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:17 pmI would suggest that one drain on available stock has been the more widespread availability of the GameBoy inspired RetroFlag GPi handheld case that uses Pi Zero's. They have been available for a while but usually on import only (how I got mine), but several UK stockists now exist which has probably boosted demand for these little beasties.
Pimoroni also out of stock on the Zero W and Zero WH.we whizz past a research lab where a secret project that he won't tell me about is under way
FWIW there was a recent interview with Eben Upton and he said nothing planned at present for the Pi Zero.
Decide for yourself if this is a cunning attempt at distracting people from the super secret Pi Zero+ project or there are no actual plans.https://notenoughtech.com/news/eben-upton-talks-about-raspberry-pi-4-space-but-definitely-not-rpi5-interview/ wrote: Any upcoming revisions to Raspberry Pi Zero series?
Nothing planned at present. It’s hard to fit the later chipsets (BCM2836, 2837) into the Zero form factor as they have external RAM. It would be great to find a way to offer an ARMv7 (or even ARMv8) device in that form factor and price though.