And before someone waters this down with "but every company has whims and every company can discontinue products" — in electronics, companies will guarantee 10-15 year lifetimes, especially for automotive-grade parts, with end-of-life buy notices well ahead of sunsetting.
That's true only on parts that are already in high demand, and this doesn't strike me as a high demand chip (at least not initially).
And even then, you're not guaranteed any kind of availability on the part. (Maxim comes to mind). Or it's only available with a 6 month lead time and minimum part quantities on the order, etc.
So this seems to be a problem of this particular space, and blaming Google for acting normal in this space seems silly.
I didn't yet succeed in converting the installation script so it would run on Arch (unsupported) but I'll try again over the weekend.
The support team have been responsive on a number of questions too. When they open up the range of models that can be run, it'll be a huge boost.
the USB Id of the Coral Accelerator is for Global Unichip Corp, who are a fabless ASIC design service company (according to their Wikipedia page). I had been expecting it to be Google obviously.
I’d assume it was developed at google by the same team