To stay up to date and important in the world of technology where everything is a state of change calls for the continuous improvement and evolution if you will. We’ve seen some good and some bad products appear from the labs at Google. Google I/O 2012 will be remember for the launch of the Nexus 7, I’m sure, but there were also some big announcements on the software side of things too. Google have discontinued 30 products over the last year to try and provide a simpler and better user experience. So what will they be getting rid of next? Here’s a quick run down:
- Google Mini – a part of the Google’s Enterprise Search offering since 2005. Better alternatives such as Search Appliance, Site Search, and Commerce Search are now available. Technical for customers still under contract will of course, be provided.
- Google Talk Chatback – The embedded Google Talk widget is now “outdated.”
- Google Video – Google Video has been in phase-out mode for a while now, with Google not allowing any new uploads since 2009. August 20 is the last date for uploaders to download, delete, or migrate their content to YouTube.
- iGoogle – iGoogle will be “retired” on November 1, 2013. With apps running on Chrome and Android, the need for iGoogle has “eroded” over time, according to the post.
- Symbian Search App – Last but not least, Google is discontinuing its Symbian Search App, and will encourage users to use the mobile web search function instead.