Arduino MEGA ADK

On Arduino Mega ADK products page
I see "this product is currently retired"
Does anyone know why?

Does anyone know why?

Because only 12 of them got sold?

Wow, only 12. That's very surprising.
Is there a better Arduino Android ADK board?
Or is it because the whole concept of Android Open Accessory didn't gain much traction?

Wow, only 12. That's very surprising.

I have no idea how many were actually sold. Whatever the actual number, it was not significant enough to justify the continued production of the board.

Is there a better Arduino Android ADK board?

Better than what? A root canal? A colonoscopy?

Or is it because the hole concept of Android Open Accessory didn't gain much traction?

I'm sure that that was a factor.

Paul,
Thanks a lot for the answers.
By:
"Is there a better Arduino Android ADK board?"
I meant:
"Is there another Arduino Android ADK board, which is better than Arduino MEGA ADK ?"
And by "better" I mean more popular and not retired.

I never really understood the value of the ADK board.
Every phone has BT or WiFi, you can get modules for that for a couple of nowadays, why bother hooking something up to it physically?

Benji:
I never really understood the value of the ADK board...

I like ADK because it is very user friendly. (Though not developer friendly)
It is much easier to plug in a USB cable and tap "OK" to install the needed app than to figure out how to pair/connect to the device via Bluetooth or WiFi, and find the needed app.
Also the phone can be charged from the accessory while using it.

I meant:
"Is there another Arduino Android ADK board, which is better than Arduino MEGA ADK ?"
And by "better" I mean more popular and not retired.

Since there isn't another Android ADK board, the question is moot.

PaulS:
Since there isn't another Android ADK board, the question is moot.

There are others. Here is an example:

But they seem to be even less popular than MEGA ADK.

PaulS:
Since there isn’t another Android ADK board, the question is moot.

sergeysn:
I like ADK because it is very user friendly. (Though not developer friendly)
It is much easier to plug in a USB cable and tap “OK” to install the needed app than to figure out how to pair/connect to the device via Bluetooth or WiFi, and find the needed app.
Also the phone can be charged from the accessory while using it.

I bought one for the same reason . i wanted to plug in a phone to act as a display or terminal.

The
mega SDK did not have any real support so i suspect it just was not popular.

I found the redpark serial solution for ipad so i did not bother after that.