Inbox by Gmail
email client for android
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.read more...
instant messaging app
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.read more...
Image Recognition App
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.read more...
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.read more...
News & Weather
a news aggregator
Google News & Weather app was discontinued and Google Play Newsstand being replaced by Google News.read more...
instant messaging service
Google announced its decision to discontinue Google Talk. Instead, users are being advised to start using the Hangouts app.read more...
Mobile payment system
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.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...
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...
Group work chat
Google Acqui-Hired and shut down work chat startup Pie to build engineering team.read more...
Helpouts by Google
online collaboration service
On April 20, 2015, Google officially shut down Helpouts stating that the service hadn’t, “grown at the pace we had expected.”read more...
Android @ Home
Home Automation App
Android @ Home framework was used to control gaming consoles, lighting, appliances, irrigations systems and anything else developers can envision. Reason of death: Unknownread more...