Google’s IoT Core service was discontinued in August this year. The service allowed developers to create IoT applications using Google’s cloud platform. The IoT Core service was initially launched in 2016, and it became an essential platform for IoT startups to develop their applications.
Google discontinued the service due to lack of use, and it is expected to harm the number of IoT startups that are currently running on the platform. Industry experts believe that Google will likely focus its resources on the IoT services that it is currently running.
According to a report by Gartner Inc., there will be over 20 billion connected devices in 2019 alone. Most existing IoT startups used Google’s cloud platform for developing their application due to its easy setup and high performance. With Google discontinuing its IoT Core service, many developers are likely to stop using the platform as they cannot easily develop their IoT applications anymore.
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