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13 things we said goodbye to on Android in 2020


#In the 365 days that a year has, we meet many exciting new terminals, others not so much and many applications and games, but not all are joys. #It is also the time to say goodbye to apps, services or anything else related to #Android that left us during 2020.

#As in previous years, we have compiled 13 things we said goodbye to on #Android during the year, as well as some that still work, but whose death has already been announced. #Perhaps not all of them are the best, but we choose to remember them as such in our last goodbye on this last day of the year.

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#Google #Hangouts

#Death date: #Mid 2020

#Hangouts, the once pre-installed messaging application on practically all #Android terminals, began to fall from grace in 2016, when #Google announced not one, but two replacement apps: #Google #Allo and #Google #Duo. #Ironically, #Hangouts would end up surviving #Allo, which closed the doors in 2019.

#Since then, #Hangouts has been in limbo as #Google tried to clear up its messaging apps. #After the last reorganization with #Google #Workspace, it seems that #Google finally has the accounts balanced, and #Hangouts will migrate to #Google #Chat in mid-2021. #Will this be the last episode in the #Hangouts drama? #Stay tuned.

#Google #Play #Music

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#Death date: 2020

#Another death that has been brewing for a long time is that of #Google #Play #Music, which for many years was the music player pre-installed on #Android phones. #Later, #YouTube launched its own subscription music service, which would eventually evolve into a rival app for #Google #Play #Music, #Youtube #Music.

#Google then decided that #YouTube #Music would be its main music service, beginning the progressive shutdown of everything related to #Google #Play #Music and the inclusion, little by little, of the functions that were still absent in #YouTube #Music. #With the closure of the #Google #Play #Music store, it is reasonable to declare the death of #Google #Play #Music, even though it is still available on #Google #Play.

#Datally

Datally

#Death date: ¿2019?

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#Datally was an app for control data usage on mobile which began its journey in 2017 under the name of #Triangle. The application connected the mobile to a local VPN in order to analyze and manage the mobile data traffic with precision.

#Suddenly, #Google removed #Datally from #Google #Play without explanation, and so it continues to this day. #Technically, this happened in 2019, but since we didn’t include her in last year’s compilation, we felt the need to give her one last belated goodbye. #By the way, the application can continue to be installed from #Google #Play if you downloaded it at some point in the past.

#Firefox #Send y #Firefox #Notes

Firefox

#Death date: #September 2020

#For many years, #Firefox had a single application on #Android: its browser. #Back in 2018, #Mozilla began releasing other apps under the #Firefox brand, como #Firefox #Send, #Firefox #Notes, #Firefox #Lockwise o #Firefox #ScreenshotGo.

#Several of these applications are still available, but in #September they announced that #Firefox #Send and #Firefox #Notes had their days numbered, as part of a change in strategic focus and, in the case of #Send, as a consequence of some users using it to send malware and carry out phishing attacks.

#Samsung XR

Vr

#Death date: #September 2021

#In 2019, #Google gave up on its #Daydream VR virtual reality platform, and #Samsung did the same a few months later, announcing shutting down its virtual reality service: #Samsung XR. #Since #May, several related services have been shutting down, until the final closure on #September 30, when all accounts were deleted.

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#Samsung has completely swept its VR platform from all store apps, and #Samsung VR #Video has been removed from #Google #Play’s #Microsoft #Mixed #Reality store. The house glasses were therefore left without support and without application, being able to be used only to view content offline.

#Unlimited storage of #Google #Photos

Drive

#Death date: #June 2021

#One of the low blows of the year in the year that was full of low blows was the announcement that #Google would end the unlimited backup of #Google #Photos. #That is to say, #No more having a copy of all your photos in #Google #Photos in exchange for “compressing” them to high quality instead of original quality.

The change has not yet taken effect, and it is that everything will stay the same until #June 2021, but in these six months that separate us from the date we are going through the different phases of mourning. #We hope to accept it by #June 2021, perhaps finding a good alternative.

The #Samsung #Cloud gallery copy

Cloud

#Death date: #June 2021

#Another synchronization service that will stop working in #June 2021 is that of #Samsung. #Under the name of #Samsung #Cloud, this cloud integrated into #One UI allows you to synchronize and store a copy of your photo gallery.

#Neither the gallery of photos nor the files that you have in the #Drive storage will be synced any more in #Samsung #Cloud, offering instead that you use #Microsoft’s #OneDrive storage. The #Samsung #Cloud service will definitively close in #June 2021, when all data will be erased.

#Preview messages

Preview

#Death date: #August 2020

#When #Google launched its new messaging applications, #Allo and #Duo, it ran into a problem: in the beginning, few people had them installed, so it was difficult to face giants like #WhatsApp or #Messenger, with millions of users. The solution: a #Google invention called preview messages.

#Preview messages allowed you to chat with people who didn’t have the app installed. #That is, from #Allo, you could write to someone who did not use #Allo, and a notification would arrive on their mobile from which they could install #Allo. The system never spread and eventually #Google disabled the API around mid year.

#Fortnite en #Google #Play

Fortnite

#Death date: #August 2020

#Fortnite was launched on a select list of #Android mobiles back in 2018 and using your own installer, downloadable as APK from the #Epic #Games website, to avoid paying commissions for in-app purchases to #Google. #In #April, the miracle happened: #Fortnite reached #Google #Play, thus facilitating its installation.

The joy did not last long. #In #August, #Epic included its own payment system in #Fortnite, skipping #Google’s integrated purchasing system and, therefore, the commission. #Due, #Google removed #Fortnite from #Google #Play, and this has been the case until now, with no signs that this will change in the near future.

#Android version distribution

District

#Death date: april 2020

#For years, #Google has been updating the #Android version distribution charts on all active #Android devices on a monthly basis, but in 2019 it started to linger. The updates skipped a month, two, three or directly did not arrive. #After almost a year without news, #Google finally stopped including distribution data on its website.

#Instead, #Google ensures that developers can see the most used versions within #Android #Studio, but the truth is that said data was updated only once and no more, in #April 2020. #To see the state of fragmentation, the only tools we have are the crumbs of information that #Google releases from time to time, when #Find a positive piece of information to share.

#Tetris y #Tetris #Blitz

Tetris

#Death date: april 2020

There are few games as recognizable and universal as #Tetris. #This block game is on practically any platform imaginable, including mobiles. #On #Android, #Electronic #Arts had the license and two quite popular games: #Tetris y #Tetris #Blitz. #Both disappeared on #April 21 from the store.

#This death comes after The #Tetris #Company and N3TWORK reached an agreement to launch #Tetris #Royale, a #Battle #Royale mode for up to 99 players at a time. #This successor is already on #Google #Play under the name #Tetris, although its score is not very good, with 3.3 stars at the moment.

#Periscope

Periscope

#Death date: #March 2021

#Twitter bought #Periscope, the live video streaming app, in 2015, although it never seemed keen to develop it. #Instead, adapted and included #Periscope features on #Twitter, like its own live video system, #Twitter #Live.

#Finally, #Twitter posted the #Periscope expiration date. #Periscope will continue to work for the time being, but new accounts can no longer be created and the application and service will be closed permanently in #March 2021, since the decline in the number of users made its maintenance “unsustainable”, according to #Twitter.

#Google #Cloud #Print

Cloudprint

#Death date: #January 1, 2021

#Google #Cloud #Print was a system by which you could connect a cloud printer and thus be able to print from any device. #After ten years in beta, last year announced the closure of the service, which will stop working tomorrow.

#When it was launched in 2010, #Google #Cloud #Print was presented as a good solution to be able to print from #Chromebooks and #Android, but the latest versions of #Chrome OS and #Android natively support printer management, so the application is out of date.



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