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Google has killed another neat app you probably didn't know existed

Google has killed another neat app you probably didn't know existed

Shed a tear, folks: there's another tombstone in the Google Graveyard. Today's dearly departed is Google Poly. What's that? You've never heard of Google Poly? Join the club. Despite covering Google products for over a decade, this one passed through the Android Police radar with nary a blip.

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Google is sending Expeditions on a tour of the afterlife

Google is sending Expeditions on a tour of the afterlife

Killing off beloved products can be difficult to do, but Google has gotten pretty good at it over the years. The company even put up a cemetery filled with its own products for Halloween last year. Now it looks like another tombstone needs to be installed, because Google has announced that it's sending Expeditions, its educational VR tour app, on one last outing — and it isn't coming back.

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Google kills another app — say goodbye to Trusted Contacts

Google kills another app — say goodbye to Trusted Contacts

Google introduced the Trusted Contacts app back in 2016 as a way to share location info with people who are close to you. The app gained a few more features over the years, but now it looks like Google has decided to cut off access to Trusted Contacts. If the app is already installed on your device, you'll be able to keep using it — but not for long.

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Google is shutting down its Neighbourly app on May 12

Google is shutting down its Neighbourly app on May 12

Google's approach to software can be described as "Just throw it at customers and see what sticks." That shows — many beloved but ultimately unsuccessful projects have been killed over the years, and mentioning Inbox, Google+, and Google Reader only scratches the surface. The latest platform to join the Google graveyard is Neighbourly, Google's India-only Q&A app for questions about places and events in your community.

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