Sharing an interesting article: http://makezine.com/2016/08/16/5-omega2-board-surges-past-stretch-goal-packs-punch-iot-dev/
"Onion?s new Omega2 Kickstarter campaign has already seen tremendous success, and still has time to go. Omega2, the $5 Linux Internet of Things (IoT) computer upgrade from Onion?s Omega, has already raised over $300,000, smashing its $15,000 goal. The single-board computer is highly flexible, as it is backwards compatible with Omega, has Arduino plugins, and features on-board Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for total connectivity.
Onion developed the Omega single-board computer platform specifically for building connected hardware applications. After the tremendous success of Omega, Onion went back to the drawing board and created Omega2, which offers more RAM and storage than the original, at a fifth of the price. At $5, Onion is fulfilling its mission to make hardware development easy and affordable for everyone."