These Google Apps And Services Will Disappear In 2023
2022 brought the death of Google Hangouts, Google Chrome Apps and Google Duo, among other apps. Here ... [+] are the five Google projects on the chopping block in 2023 so far.
Getty Images Google has a reputation for discontinuing products more than any other company. The company's DNA is based on experimentation, always searching for its next cash cow
or technological breakthrough. Google will kill off products when they realize they will not have a dominant market position, even if the product has a healthy user base and is
profitable, former company insiders have told me. It doesn't make sense for Google to invest in smaller projects that have exceeded their growth potential, especially if they are
niche and losing money. So many projects are killed by Google that an independent entity has created a website called Killed by Google. Google Hangouts, Chrome Apps, and Google Duo
were among the apps that were killed off in 2022. So far, here are the five Google projects that are on the chopping block for 2023.Google is shutting down Stadia on January 18,
2023. AFP via Getty Images Google Stadia On January 18, 2023, Google will shut down Stadia. Amid the industry rush towards cloud gaming, Google launched Stadia in November 2019.
Google appeared to be all-in on gaming, with Sundar Pichai saying at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco that the company was “indebted to games.” A cloud-based
gaming service, Stadia allows users to stream games via Chromecast, Chrome browser and mobile apps, controlling gameplay with a Wi-Fi enabled peripheral. Despite this, the platform
did not gain popularity. For some time, the writing has been on the wall. Last year, the company shut down its game studio, Stadia Games and Entertainment, laying off 150 game
developers it hired to build first-party games. Stadia will now be completely shut down on Jan. 18. Stadia hardware purchases will be refunded entirely if you purchased them. The
refunds are expected to be completed by mid-January, according to Google. Google OnHub As of January 11, 2023, Google will no longer support or offer app control for OnHub routers.
OnHub routers will still work after that date, but customers won't be able to manage their routers with the Google Home app. Also disabled will be other skills enabled via Google
Assistant that allowed customers to manage or control their routers. Before the company’s acquisition of Nest Labs, Google partnered with Asus and TP-Link on a series of
residential routers in 2015. At the time, the router was hailed for its sleek design and served as a precursor to Google's mesh networking products. Google Currents Currents,