Every year we see tons of innovation and changes in technology. These changes not only brings newer innovations but also fades out older technologies. Same was with the year 2017, there were very fewer innovations and a bunch of fade-outs of older technologies. Last time we talk about the innovations of 2017, you can read here and this time lets talk about some biggest technologies that died in 2017. Actually, a bunch of technologies has died in 2017, however, will have collected top five, that was mostly used or visible.
We have collected some biggest technologies that died in 2017, as below.
Google Chrome Apps
Google killed the “app” section of the Chrome Web Store for Windows, Mac, and Linux in December 2017. However, it still works in Chrome OS. The main reason behind the removal is that nobody uses them.
Google sent email to developers notifying them of that change and set Q1 of 2018 to shut down the section.
Apple iPod Shuffle and iPad Nano
Another technology that was killed in 2017 is Apple iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano. Actually, these were the last two iPods that didn’t run iOS, the same software on the iPhone and iPod touch. Neither model discounted on last year had been updated in years. Further, they didn’t have much use, because they only played music. The modern smartphones were capable of playing music, not quite as well as dedicated hardware, but good enough, while doing so many other things at the same time.
The 3D TVs were one of the most hyped technology till just a few years ago. Coming to 2017, companies like LG, Sony, etc. have stopped the support for the 3D technology in their TVs. Further, other TV majors Samsung already dropped the support for 3D technology in 2016. No company showcased any 3D TV at CES 2017, though.
Kinect is the motion sensor accessory for Xbox 360 and Xbox One gaming console. In 2017, the Microsoft pulled the plug on Kinect too. The first Kinect showed up in 2010. And in 2011, Kinect for Xbox 360 went on to become the fastest-selling consumer device of the year, even entering Guinness World Records at that time. Kinect has been de-emphasized over the past three years, beginning with Microsoft’s decision in May 2014 to unbundle the device from the Xbox One hardware package.
Here’s another tech from Microsoft, the Windows Phone. In 2017, Joe Belfiore revealed that the software giant is no longer developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile.
Microsoft’s difficulties in the mobile market were no secret, but for a time the company looked as if it was keeping Windows Mobile as a going concern regardless. However, coming to 2017, they could not bear the pressure of the failure and decided to shut down the production.