Death by year
☠ Google dead products in 2018
⏳ Product Lifespan 😓Near Death
Android Nearby

Android Nearby

Mobile Notifications

2015 - 2018

why dead?

Nearby Notifications was a way for Android users to discover apps and content based on what is nearby. Google stopped serving Nearby Notifications on December 6th, 2018 because it did not reach the bar for the quality of content for users.

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Tez

Tez

Mobile Payments

2017 - 2018

why dead?

Tez was a mobile payments service by Google, targeted at users in India. It was rebranded to Google Pay on August 28, 2018. It operates atop the Unified Payments Interface, developed by the National Payments Corporation of India.

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Google Goggles

Google Goggles

Image Recognition App

2010 - 2018

why dead?

Google Goggles was an image recognition mobile app developed by Google. The app was officially discontinued on August 20, 2018 with its last update directing users to download Google Lens or Google Photos upon launching the app.

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Save to Chrome

Save to Chrome

Chrome Extension

2016 - 2018

why dead?

The “Save to Google” chrome extension was released in April 2016 as a way to save more than just photos from Image Search.

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Encrypted Search

Encrypted Search

Search Feature

2010 - 2018

why dead?

Google announced that the address encrypted.google.com will be turned off in April 30 of 2018, stating that all Google products and most new browsers use HTTPS connections as the reason for the discontinuation.

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QPX Express API

QPX Express API

Flight-related service

2014 - 2018

why dead?

While some companies found the QPX Express API useful, there was simply not enough adoption to continue supporting the product. As a result, Google informed users that it will be shutting down the QPX Express API on April 10, 2018.

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Chrome Apps

Chrome Apps

Web Application

2010 - 2018

why dead?

Google announced that it would begin phasing out Chrome Apps for Windows, Mac and Linux by the end of 2016, finishing the process in early 2018. The company said that such apps will be supported and maintained on Chrome OS “for the foreseeable future”.

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Google Site Search

Google Site Search

Search Feature

2008 - 2018

why dead?

Google discontinued Google Site Search, a product it has sold to web publishers that wanted to apply the industry’s leading search technology to their own sites. It was part of the spring clean up.

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News & Weather

News & Weather

a news aggregator

2016 - 2018

why dead?

Google News & Weather app was discontinued and Google Play Newsstand being replaced by Google News.

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Reply

Reply

predefined replies

2018 - 2018

why dead?

allowed users to insert pre-defined replies called “Smart Replies” into conversations on messaging apps on their phone such as Facebook Messenger, Slack and Google Hangouts. The app was cancelled on October 11, 2018. No reason given.

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GSA

GSA

document indexing device

2002 - 2018

why dead?

Google announced the phase out of the appliance in early 2016 and a complete discontinuation by 2019. Customers are expected to migrate to a cloud-based solution, raising privacy and regulatory issues. Reason unknown.

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