Its only public statement so far has been a notice on the IoT Core site which said the Google Cloud IoT Core will be retiring on August 16, 2023, and asked users to contact their Google Cloud account team for further information.
A Hackernews post provided the text of an email sent by the firm to users, which read that the firm was writing to let them know that Google Cloud’s IoT Core Service would be discontinued on August 16, 2023. At that point, the users’ access to the IoT Core Device Manager APIs would no longer be available.
As of August 16, 2023, devices would be unable to connect to the Google Cloud IoT Core HTTP and MQTT bridges and existing connections would be shut down.
The email also stated users’ current IoT Core Services would remain available through August 15, 2023, unless they terminate their usage of IoT Care before that day.
Launched in beta in September 2017 and offered general availability in February 2018, Google Cloud’s IoT Core service was pitched as a completely managed service for securely connecting and managing IoT devices for a few to millions.
Google’s decision has drawn widespread criticism from its users.