absolutely minimal UPDATES on the progress of this!
This subject has gone very quite of late, people have either given up and bought a Pi/Beagle/whatever or they just lost interest. I suspect though that when it is finally released the interest will be rekindled.
I suspect they've lost the momentum
Man it's getting so you can't keep up.
With the number of low cost ARMs coming out, I suspect they've lost the momentum, and by the time Due finally comes out, it may be a case of too little too late. Lets see, of just the ARM projects I know of:Raspbery PI, two models, $25/$35, and now you can order as many as you want, runs Linux;Teensy 3.0, kickstarter project that ends in 7 days (already at 800% funding), models start at $22, uses modified Arduino s/w;Galgo, kickstarter project that ends in 17 days (not yet 100% funded), models start at $19, has builtin debugger, and its own development environment;Mbed, two models at $45/59, uses a development environment based in the cloudBeagleboard/beaglebone, $89/$149, runs Linux
I dont even know if I want itARM chips are fast, but lack the grunt of the AVR, there are plenty of arm chips out there, they are not hard to work with, but when you need to nail 25ma at 5 volts you really feel their lack of micro-controller-nessits a cpu with some embedded features, avr feels more like glue to get stuff to work
but lack the grunt of the AVR,