Google has focused its Android Things platform entirely on manufacturers.
Google announced that they will terminate the Android Things platform for non-commercial use next year.
The platform was originally announced for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. On the other hand, in February 2019, the platform focused on manufacturers developing smart consumer devices such as speakers and displays.
There is currently an Android Things Panel used to manage devices. As of January 5, 2021, the control panel will stop working and users will not be able to accept new devices or create new projects. Developers will be able to continue updating their existing devices until January 5, 2022. After this date, the panel will be completely closed and all project data will be permanently deleted.
In its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section, Google states that the panel may receive bug fixes and performance improvements for a limited time going forward. Monthly security patches had already stopped in August 2019. The company also clearly shares that despite the popularity and advantages offered by the newer Raspberry Pi models, it has no intention of adding support for any of the new motherboards. This means that the platform will only support the Raspberry Pi 3D model.