Reported several places on the web!
I hope whoever handled their software support staff takes note. Their support was hopeless. One example, just take a look at how one re-flashes a new chip if the initial java script does not work ( https://software.intel.com/en-us/flashing-firmware-on-your-intel-edison-board-windows). Can you believe such a run around in 2017. There was one good support person there "Jose" the rest were hopeless. I spend a lot of time with this chip see:-
in the end I had to figure most of the stuff out myself.
An official reaction from Intel would be appropriate here.
And it really needs to be something in the line of 'edison2 is being discontinued because it is being superseded by the drop-in replacement edison3'.
Unless Intel doesn't mind to get the reputation of being an unreliable supplier in the industrial IOT market.
Intel's silence is truly deafening, despite the cresting waves of "I told you so" out there in the embedded communities.
That the official sites of the now-lame-duck products are still active and promoting them makes this all the more surreal.
There is nothing else like it on the market. Small form factor; powerful body; loads of interfaces; - what else can do this at this price AND be so embeddable?
Allow me to re-iterate all the sentiments here: Edison was a great product. It still is! But I agree that the community never reached the level of raspberry pi or Arduino because the marketing and support WAS NOT THERE.
"If the Intel Edison platform and its predecessor the Intel Galileo platform have taught us anything, it's that people push these technologies to their upper limits; the Intel Joule module will be the same." (from https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/joule-vs-edison here.)
I would posit that Intel has not learned much at all. This is a similar approach to the poorly played mobile strategy. I imagine that Intel will probably cede the self-driving car market and IoT in like fashion.