Google kills Android Things, its IoT OS, in January

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Google kills Android Things, its IoT OS, in January | Ars Technica.

The latest dead Google project is Android Things, a version of Android meant for the Internet of Things. Google announced it had basically given up on the project as a general-purpose IoT operating system in 2019, but now there’s an official shutdown date thanks to a new FAQ page detailing the demise of the OS.

The Android Things Dashboard, which is used for managing devices, will stop accepting new devices and projects in just three weeks—on January 5, 2021. Developers will be able to continue updating existing deployments until January 5, 2022, at which point Google says “the console will be turned down completely and all project data will be permanently deleted—including build configurations and factory images.”


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