Re: Quelle surprise (Not)
I presume this means the end of the partnership with ADT that El Reg announced a mere 3 months ago. Certainly the "smart home" products on ADT's website seem to be their own brand.
My skeptical comment at the time was that although it would be a good thing if a support contract obliged Google to pay some attention to the longevity of its products, it seemed unlikely. I'm nevertheless genuinely surprised by the speed at which this has happened: it seems to be unprecedented even for Google.