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⏳ Product Lifespan 😓Near Death
Inbox by Gmail

Inbox by Gmail

email client for android

2014 - 2019

why dead?

On Sept 2018, Google announced that it’s discontinuing Inbox at the end of March 2019. Reason: Google’s plan is to solely focus on Gmail.

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Google Allo

Google Allo

instant messaging app

2016 - 2019

why dead?

Google Allo ended up being a platform where Google could test new messaging features that would eventually be integrated into the default Android SMS app: Android Messages.

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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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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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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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Google Talk

Google Talk

instant messaging service

2005 - 2017

why dead?

Google announced its decision to discontinue Google Talk. Instead, users are being advised to start using the Hangouts app.

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Hands Free

Hands Free

Mobile payment system

2016 - 2017

why dead?

Google Hands Free was an experimental payment app that allowed customers to pay for items simply by saying “I’ll pay with Google” to a cashier. Hands Free never really scaled up beyond the South Bay area, hence it was discontinued.

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Panoramio

Panoramio

geo-located photo sharing

2005 - 2016

why dead?

On September 16, 2014, it was announced that Google intended to close Panoramio and migrate it to Google Maps Views.

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MyTracks

MyTracks

GPS tracking app

2009 - 2016

why dead?

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.

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Pie.co

Pie.co

Group work chat

2013 - 2016

why dead?

Google Acqui-Hired and shut down work chat startup Pie to build engineering team.

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Helpouts by Google

Helpouts by Google

online collaboration service

2013 - 2015

why dead?

On April 20, 2015, Google officially shut down Helpouts stating that the service hadn’t, “grown at the pace we had expected.”

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Android @ Home

Android @ Home

Home Automation App

2011 - 2015

why dead?

Android @ Home framework was used to control gaming consoles, lighting, appliances, irrigations systems and anything else developers can envision. Reason of death: Unknown

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