Until recently, Orange Pi was the dev-board with ARM cheapest on the market but with the launch of Raspberry Pi Zero and some other low-voltage board, the situation is a bit ‘changed. Shenzhen Xunlong Software therefore developed a pair of Orange Pi board more efficient and economical: Orange Pi One with an Ethernet port to 9.99 dollars and Orange Pi Lite with WiFi at $ 12, respectively, also known as Version B and A.
Orange Pi One
The two development boards have the same technical specifications: have a quad-core SoC Allwinner H3 (Cortex-A7) with 1.2GHz GPU Mali-400MP2 600 MHz, 512MB DDR3 memory and microSD card reader for storage. To differentiate the two devices are, however, interfaces, since Orange Pi One has a USB 2.0 port and a micro USB OTG with Ethernet 10 / 100M, while Orange Pi Lite integrates two USB 2.0 ports and a micro USB OTG with WiFi module. They are very compact, smaller than a business card, and have the main connectors Raspberry Pi compatible.
In essence, they are the versions “eased” the board Orange Pi PC launched a few months ago at a price of $ 13. They have the same SoC RAM but halved and some interface less.
Orange Pi One
From the software point of view, as all board Orange Pi, these should also support Linux and Android distributions. There are no details on availability and prices probably mentioned before do not include transport costs (about $ 3-4). We will be back later with more details. Hopefully.