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⏳ Product Lifespan 😓Near Death
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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Trendalyzer

Trendalyzer

Data Trend Viewing Platform

2007 - 2017

why dead?

Trendalyzer is an information visualization software for animation of statistics that was initially developed by Hans Rosling’s Gapminder Foundation in Sweden. In March 2007 it was acquired by Google Inc. It was shutdown in 2017.

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Glass OS

Glass OS

Operating System

2013 - 2017

why dead?

Glass OS (Google XE) was a version of Google’s Android operating system designed for Google Glass. 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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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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Google Code

Google Code

project hosting service

2006-2016

why dead?

Google Code offered a free collaborative development environment for open source projects. Projects hosted on Google Code remain available in the Google Code Archive.

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Picasa

Picasa

online photo-sharing tool

2002 - 2016

why dead?

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.

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Hangouts on Air

Hangouts on Air

Live Streaming

2012 - 2016

why dead?

Google replaced Hangouts on Air with YouTube Live, which gradually became available to more and more users.

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Freebase

Freebase

Online database

2007 - 2016

why dead?

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.

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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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Google Swiffy

Google Swiffy

SWF Converter

2011 - 2016

why dead?

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.

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