Back in May, I wrote about Allwinner R18 based Banana Pi BPI-M64 Board with Google Cloud IoT Core support, as Google unveils the new cloud service during Google I/O. However, at the time it was only available to selected partners, and Google has recently launched the public beta making their IoT device management platform available to all.
I first learned about this through an ARM community blog post announcing availability of the ARM-based IoT Kit for Cloud IoT Core on Adafruit using Raspberry Pi 3 board, a breadboard, and various modules that can be managed through Google services.
But that are plenty of other IoT kits or boards for Google Cloud IoT Core including:
- Allwinner R18 based Pine A64-LTS, Banana Pi BPI-R18
- Marvell based MACCHIATObin, and ESPRESSOBin boards
- Mongoose OS IoT starter kit with ESP32 board( instead of Raspberry Pi 3)
- Grove IoT Commercial Developer Kit based on Intel NUC DE3815TYKE
- Sierra Wireless mangOH Red
- Realtek Ameba-RTL8195AM
- Argon i.MX6UL Development Platform
Google IoT Core is free to use for up to 250 MB/month with no limit on the number of devices, and if you exceed this limit pricing per MB depends on data usage:
- 250MB to 250 GB – $0.0045 per MB
- 250GB to 5 TB – $0.0020 per MB
- Over 5 TB – $0.00045 per MB
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.