7 times Google disappointed us

Since Google was founded in 1998, the company has done a great deal for the world of technology.

But while there have been some clear successes like Chromecast and Chromebooks, the company has made several attempts to blow our minds that have straight up failed.

In hopes of a brighter future full of impressive new hardware, we've decided to revisit seven of Google's less-than-impressive attempts at greatness.


1. Google TV

Google's attempt at a Smart TV platform was co-developed by Intel, Sony and Logitech, and launched on Oct. 6, 2010 and the second generation Google TV pulled in partners like LG, Samsung and Vizio. Three years after the product's release, the introduction of the Asus Cube — which promised to be the most intuitive Google TV interface — proved that though the attempt seemed promising, Google TV was no match for its competitors: Apple TV, Roku or the Xbox 360. Google TV was discontinued in 2014 and succeeded by Android TV.  Read more...

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