Google confirmed yesterday that it killed off the Daydream VR platform, saying it would no longer certify devices and that it would halt sales of the VR headset. But this isn’t the only Mountain View casualty this week.
We’re not surprised to see first-generation Pixel Buds no longer listed by the firm, as a successor was announced at the Pixel 4 event yesterday (October 15). But the absence of Google Clips is pretty notable, as the search giant didn’t reveal a successor yesterday.
The decision to seemingly remove Google Clips from the Google Store suggests that the product wasn’t the commercial and/or critical success that the firm was hoping for. The camera used machine learning to automatically record and take snaps, although it has a shutter button too.
It’s certainly understandable that Google may have given up on the device, as its $249 price tag made it more expensive than many action cameras and budget phones. But it definitely seems like some Google Clips smarts were added to Pixel phones in the form of the Photobooth mode.
Our own Edgar Cervantes thought the camera was interesting in his Google Clips review. More specifically, Edgar praised the device for being “amazingly fun,” but criticized the price tag, lack of a microphone, video frame-rate (15fps), and disappointing battery life.
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