Following on from the announcement earlier this week that Samsung has created an official BBC Micro:bit Android application for students to be able to program and control the new BBC Micro:bit mini PC from both Android smartphones and tablets.
The BBC has today announced that the launch of the BBC Micro:bit pocket computer has been delayed once again and is now expected to be arriving at schools around the UK during March 2016.
The delay is a result of ‘fine-tuning’ the hardware says the BBC, who have said previously they will be distributing the Micro:bit PC to all Year 7 students in the UK. The original rollout was expected to take place before the winter holidays of 2015 but is now expected to take place during March 2015 if there are no further delays and the ‘fine-tuning’ is completed satisfactory.
To re-cap the BBC Micro:bit is essentially a 5 x 4cm circuit board with five basic I/O rings for connecting other devices as well as power if required, and is powered by a 32-bit ARM Cortex M0 processor which is the smallest ARM CPU available at the current time. For more information about the BBC Micro:bit jump and the resources available over to the official website via the link below.