Google has announced the discontinuation of its Jamboard app, which is used in conjunction with the smart whiteboard Jamboard 55 (launched in 2016). The hardware will receive updates until September 2024.
The Jamboard smart whiteboard features a 55-inch 4K screen with an integrated camera and microphone. It allows users to write on the board and conduct meetings, as well as access documents from G Suite (now known as Google Workspace). The price for the board is $4,999 per set, with an additional annual fee of $600 for usage.
Google recommends users of the Jamboard app to switch to other note-taking apps such as FigJam by Figma, Lucidspark, and Miro, stating that they offer more features compared to Jamboard and can facilitate the migration of data from Jamboard.
However, discontinuing support for the Jamboard 55 hardware does not mean that Google is completely withdrawing from the market. They have introduced a new hardware solution called the Avocor Series One Board 65, which is a larger 65-inch whiteboard with an integrated camera. It is designed to work seamlessly with Google Meet for efficient meetings.
TLDR: Google has announced the discontinuation of its Jamboard app and the accompanying Jamboard 55 hardware. Users are advised to switch to alternative note-taking apps. However, Google is still offering a new hardware solution, the Avocor Series One Board 65, which allows efficient meetings through Google Meet.