modular smartphone project
Google has “suspended” work on Project Ara. The decision is said to be part of an effort to unify Google’s hardware development under former Motorola president Rick Osterloh.read more...
geo-located photo sharing
On September 16, 2014, it was announced that Google intended to close Panoramio and migrate it to Google Maps Views.read more...
project hosting service
Google Code offered a free collaborative development environment for open source projects. Projects hosted on Google Code remain available in the Google Code Archive.read more...
online photo-sharing tool
Google stated that the primary reason for retiring Picasa was that it wanted to focus its efforts “entirely on a single photos service” the cross-platform, web-based Google Photos.read more...
Hangouts on Air
Google replaced Hangouts on Air with YouTube Live, which gradually became available to more and more users.read more...
On 16 December 2015, Google officially announced the Knowledge Graph API, which is meant to be a replacement to the Freebase API. Freebase.com was officially shut down on 2 May 2016.read more...
GPS tracking app
Google announced that as of the 1st May 2016, MyTracks will be deprecated and no longer available in the Google Play Store. The app itself continues to work and is still available to sideload via APK repositories.read more...
Google Swiffy was a web-based tool developed by Google that converted SWF files to HTML5. As part of transition of display ads to HTML5, Google shutdown Swiffy Flash.read more...
Movie showtime search engine
“Google Showtimes was discontinued on 1 November 2016. You can now discover show times on the search results page by searching for the name of the movie that you want to see or try searching for the word ‘movies’ to discover what’s in cinemas.”read more...
Group work chat
Google Acqui-Hired and shut down work chat startup Pie to build engineering team.read more...
Google Now was a feature of Google Search of the Google app for Android and iOS. Google gradually phased out reference to “Google Now” in the Google app, largely removing remaining use of “Now” in October 2016, including replacing Now cards with Feed.read more...
digital media player
The Nexus Player was Google’s early attempt to introduce the world to Android on the big screen. Reason cited was low sale.read more...