After first being unveiled a few years ago Google has been working closely with partners to create consumer products powered by Android Things with the Google Assistant built-in. Now Google is refocusing Android Things as a platform for OEM partners to build devices and support for production System on Modules (SoMs) based on NXP, Qualcomm, and MediaTek hardware will not be made available through the public developer platform at this time. Dave Smith, Developer Advocate for IoT explains a little more about the moving direction on the Android Developers Blog.
“Android Things continues to be a platform for experimenting with and building smart, connected devices using the Android Things SDK on top of popular hardware like the NXP i.MX7D and Raspberry Pi 3B. System images for these boards will remain available through the Android Things console where developers can create new builds and push app updates for up to 100 devices for non-commercial use.
We remain dedicated to providing a managed platform for IoT devices, including turnkey hardware solutions. For developers looking to commercialize IoT products in 2019, check out Cloud IoT Core for secure device connectivity at scale and the upcoming Cloud IoT Edge runtime for a suite of managed edge computing services. For on-device machine learning applications, stay tuned for more details about our Edge TPU development boards.”
visit the Android Developers Blog for more information on the latest developments within Android Things.
Source: Google : Liliputing