Google is shutting down one of its flavors of Android. The end of the Android Things platform

Google is shutting down one of its flavors of Android. The end of the Android Things platform

Google has announced the upcoming closure of the Android Things platform for the Internet of Things.

Android Things is a stripped-down version of Android designed for smart home devices. The project began development under the name Brillo in 2015 and was presented to the public as Android Things in 2016.

However, the platform never achieved success even under the new name. The most significant event in the life of Android Things was the release of several smart speakers and smart displays based on it.

Now Google has announced the closure of the platform. The Android Things Console, which allows developers to distribute updates to devices, will end support for new projects starting January 2021. Developers will be able to use the console to create builds and service existing projects over the air until January 5, 2022. After that date, the console will be completely disabled and all project data will be permanently deleted.

Thus, developers of projects based on Android Things have a little over a year to quietly close them.

Google is shutting down one of its flavors of Android. The end of the Android Things platform

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