Google has worked closely to make consumer goods. Given the successes we’ve seen in screens and speakers with our spouses, we’re refocusing Android Things as a platform for OEM partners to build devices in those classes. Consequently, 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 moment.
Posted by Dave Smith, Developer Advocate for IoT
We remain dedicated to providing a platform for IoT devices, such as turnkey hardware alternatives. For developers seeking to commercialize IoT goods in 2019, have a look at Cloud IoT Core for secure device connectivity at scale as well as the forthcoming Cloud IoT Edge runtime for a package of controlled edge computing solutions. For on-device machine learning software, stay tuned for additional information about our Edge TPU development boards.
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 such as the NXP i.MX7D and Raspberry Pi 3B. System images for these boards will remain available through the Android Things console where developers can produce new builds and push app updates for up to 100 devices for non-commercial use.