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โณ Product Lifespan ๐Ÿ˜“Near Death
Chromecast Audio

Chromecast Audio

audio streaming device

2015 - 2019

why dead?

With the advent of Google Home smart speakers, the device became tangential to Google’s product strategy and was discontinued in January 2019.

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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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Chromebook Pixel

Chromebook Pixel

chrome OS Laptop

2013 - 2017

why dead?

In August 2016 Google discontinued the Chromebook Pixel. On October 4, 2017, Google announced the Pixelbook laptop/tablet hybrid computer as the successor to the Chromebook Pixel

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Project Ara

Project Ara

modular smartphone project

2014 - 2016

why dead?

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.

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Nexus Player

Nexus Player

digital media player

2014 - 2016

why dead?

The Nexus Player was Google’s early attempt to introduce the world to Android on the big screen. Reason cited was low sale.

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Revolv

Revolv

home automation

2012 - 2016

why dead?

Nest acquired the hub service Revolv but did not continue its product line.

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Google Nexus

Google Nexus

a fleet of devices

2010 - 2016

why dead?

The Google Nexus series was discontinued and replaced by the Pixel Brand.

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Google Play Edition

Google Play Edition

exclusive smart phones

2014 - 2015

why dead?

In January 2015, Google stopped selling their final Google Play edition phone. While Google never officially announced the end of the program, no new phones have been announced since.

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Google Glass

Google Glass

android smart glass

2013 - 2015

why dead?

Though Google stopped selling Glass and ended the Explorer beta program, it hasn’t canceled the project (though the first iteration of the Glass product was canceled).

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Google TV

Google TV

android smart tv platform

2010 - 2014

why dead?

Google TV was succeeded in June 2014 by Android TV, a newer platform which shares closer ties with the Android platform.

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Nexus Q

Nexus Q

digital media player

2012 - 2013

why dead?

After complaints about a lack of features for the price, the Nexus Q was shelved indefinitely; Google said it needed time to make the product “even better”.

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Google Mini

Google Mini

low cost indexing device

2007 - 2012

why dead?

The Google Mini was a smaller and lower-cost solution that occupied 1U of rack space for small and SME businesses to set up a search engine that allowed them to index and search up to 300,000 documents. It was discontinued with no reason cited.

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