Google Home, the home automation and virtual assistant service that runs on Android phones and tablets, is going to be disappearing soon, according to a report.
The news comes from the Wall Street Journal, which cites a source familiar with Google’s plans.
Google Home has been around for several years and is a popular product among consumers who want to control home automation from their smartphone.
The company plans to shut down its app for Android phones in September 2019, but the company has yet to provide any specific dates.
The source familiar also told the Journal that Google will be shutting down the app and its web-based API.
Google will also no longer be developing a standalone version of Home, as it had been doing with its own smart home platform called HomeKit.
HomeKit is Google’s attempt to build a home automation platform that can connect devices and services.
Home will be discontinued in September 2018.
Google hasn’t provided a timeline for when Home will come back.