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...
Data Trend Viewing Platform
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.read more...
Glass OS (Google XE) was a version of Google’s Android operating system designed for Google Glass. Reason: Unknownread more...
chrome OS Laptop
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 Pixelread more...
modular smartphone project
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.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...
project hosting service
Google Code offered a free collaborative development environment for open source projects. Projects hosted on Google Code remain available in the Google Code Archive.read more...
online photo-sharing tool
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.read more...
Hangouts on Air
Google replaced Hangouts on Air with YouTube Live, which gradually became available to more and more users.read more...
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.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...
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.read more...