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Google announced this week that it would limit Android Things to smart speakers and smart displays only, effectively killing any chance that it will turn into a general-purpose Internet of Things (IoT) platform.

“Given the successes we have seen with our partners in smart speakers and smart displays, we are refocusing Android Things as a platform for OEM partners to build devices in those categories moving forward,” the Google developer advocate Dave Smith revealed via the Android Developers Blog. “Therefore, 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.”

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