As you’ve likely realized in the past decade, Google has been expanding far beyond being a mere search engine. From their very own browser all the way to having their hand in a number of educational tools and now, even the Internet of Things. IoT Core is Google’s response to the growing interest across the globe in the Internet of Things.
What is IoT Core?
IoT Core enables its customers to analyze and manage their connected IoT devices. With access to Google’s powerful Cloud, it can access devices with Intel, ARM, and Marvel processors. It will also be fully compatible with Android Things. In other words, it’s a place you can store the controls for multiple devices. This way, you can have everything in one place and control it all with just a few clicks.
When’s it coming?
As of right now, there’s no release date available. That’s totally normal, though, as it was only just announced last week. By all accounts, the service is still under development. It seems that they’ve got much of the pieces for the Core, but haven’t yet put them all together.
You can access a free trial right now or even sign up for their private beta by clicking the link at the bottom of this post.
More Whales in the Sea.
Don’t think they’re the only big company out there working on the IoT, though. Amazon and Microsoft have both been aggressively promoting their own IoT services for the past few years. In fact, Google’s only now throwing its hat into the ring, so it’s a step behind.
With the IoT market expected to reach numbers as high as £1.12 trillion by 2020, they’d be crazy not to.
Want to read more?
To see more about the official announcement of the IoT Core, click here. It’s got all the info they’ve announced to help you get excited for when they release.
If you’re looking to join the private beta, you’ll want to click here.