Hello LeMaker's team,|
Cool to see you spread the word in Germany
... the Banana Pi/Pro hardware is now very well known. Most of them favor the Banana Pi/Pro because of the native Gbitethernet and SATA which is a killer feature compared to the Raspberry Pi.
Unfortunately, I have to admit the situation is not so brilliant at least here in France
The take off was very fast as a power board was waited for a while (Raspberry 1 was too slow for many usages), and lot of enthusiasts started with the Banana. But ...
- The bad support of hardware acceleration made some people gave up.
- Beginners was stopped by the lack of general purposes tutorials (you started some good ones, why stopped your efforts ?), and by the fact ... there is no French dealers for BananaPro
- Despite the board connector is supposed to be compatible with Rasberry hats, few people tested very added values ones.
I have personally trying to make the board more known here by showing my own projects, by sharing what the board can do on SBC's forums (especially on Raspberry DIY and smart housing ones), but powered people already knows this boards and potential newcomers go to Raspberry due to facts I exposed above
So all in all, even if your board is a far better than Raspberry, it is slowing sinking due to lack of proper "advertising and support" ...