Intel’s Galileo Discontinuation and the Future of IoT Hardware Development Kits
In June (2017), Intel announced that it was discontinuing its Galileo, Edison, and Joule development boards with a last product shipment date to be December 16, 2017 for each product line. Intel quietly made the announcement in the form of product change notifications detailing the discontinuances. Intel’s development kits were a key component in its strategy to attract developers to its ecosystem, and it is seen as an attempt by Intel to not miss the IoT wave like it had with mobile. This announcement does not mean that Intel is giving up on its IoT aspirations, but it should serve as a warning sign for other IoT hardware development kit manufacturers about how to attract developers in the changing and maturing IoT market.
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