With that in mind, I recently heard Google has now dumped a further quota of apps that it believes are either obsolete or redundant.
For instance, from this September Google intends shutting down Google Apps for Teams, which is believed to no longer offer organisations suitable products. As such anyone with a “Team’” account will be converted to a personal account.
A similar demise will occur with Google Video, which is part of the Business and Education Apps facility. The reason is that there is now a video component with Google Drive.
Speaking with pcworld.com, Max Ibel, Director of Engineering at Google said: “All migrated videos will be stored for free and will not count against a user’s Google Drive storage quota.”
Another application that has already been discontinued, and which was launched in 2009 is Google Listen. This particular application allows users to search for and play podcasts. This news doesn’t apparently affect people who already have the software installed. They will still be able to continue using it.
For those worried about this, Google does advise users to check out other options in the Google Play online store. I believe there are quite a few alternatives available.
Other products up for the chop are Google’s own blogs. These will be cut down if they are deemed redundant or have not been updated. Max Ibel added: “This doesn’t mean that we’ll be sharing any less information — we’ll just be posting our updates on our more popular channels.”