The A-Z of Google Products and Services – A

Google, a word synonymous with searching for things online. True, it started out as a search engine but today it offers more products and services than just Search. A lot of the Google products and services are commonly used like Gmail, Docs, Drive, Image Search, Maps etc. Majority of them are not used as much and you would be surprised to know some of them.

A huge fan of Google products and services, I like the continuity I enjoy across devices. What never ceases to amaze me is how much I don’t know about its products and services. What’s even more amazing is the new ones I keep stumbling across. These constant discoveries keep me on the hook making Google products and services an intriguing subject of inquiry.

In the coming days, over a series of articles, I will tell you about the various Google products and services. Needless to say, this list will be updated from time to time as there are deletions and additions from Google. Let’s begin!

Google.com and Google.org

Google Search & Its features – Google search is the most popular search engine on the world wide web. It indexes all the web pages from all over the internet and presents them in search results whenever a user searches for something or enters a query.

Google.org – This platform works to connect and support non-profit innovators globally through grants, investments, and in-kind resources. They provide them with the tools and technologies to enable them to make a real impact in their respective communities

Google Products and Services – A

  1. AdMob – This platform enables people to monetize the apps they develop with in-app ads and actionable insights.
  2. Android – This is a popular one. Android is an open-source operating system for smartphones and tablets. The newest version Android Pie (9.0) was released recently
  3. Android Auto – This is a mobile application with an intuitive interface, integrated steering wheel controls, and powerful new voice actions designed to minimize distraction while driving
  4. Android Messages – This is similar to WhatsApp Web. Users can read their text messages on their PC
  5. Android Studio – An integrated development environment (IDE) for Google’s Android operating system.
  6. Android TV – A replacement for Google TV, this is the version of Android OS for digital media players
  7. Google About me – This feature enables users to control their privacy settings and manage the public information on their respective profiles
  8. Google Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) – an open-source project and service to accelerate content on mobile devices. AMP provides a JavaScript library for developers and restricts the use of third-party JS.
  9. Google Account Activity – Provides a monthly summary of your account activity across many Google products. This feature alerts you of any suspicious activity concerning your account.
  10. Google AdSense – A great platform enabling users to monetize their blogs and websites. Users can allow advertisers to place ads on their sire and earn revenue.
  11. Google AdWords (now known as Google Ads) – It is a pay per click or PPC platform where users can promote their products and services within the Google Ad Network.
  12. Google Ads Editor – A no-cost application enabling users to manage their ads offline quickly and in bulk, before synchronizing with the online service.
  13. Google Adwords Express – An advertising product that automatically manages your online ads reducing the need for daily management.
  14. Google Alerts – Users can set up alerts about any topic of interest and monitor the web for content
  15. Google Allo – Allo is a messaging app that makes conversations easier, more productive, and more expressive. Google has decided to end support for this app in March 2019.
  16. Google Analytics – Google Analytics tracks and provides insights into website traffic. Also check out, Google Analytics Premium.
  17. Google App Engine – Google App Engine is a web framework and cloud computing platform for developing and hosting web applications in Google-managed data centers
  18. Google Arts & Culture – It is an online platform through which users can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in museums partnering with the initiative.
  19. Google Assistant – Your own personal Google. It comes pre-installed in most devices but is also available as an app. Just say OK Google and explore the possibilities.
  20. Google Authenticator: This is the features that enable two-step verifications for users when logging in to Google apps.

Some of the applications that have been discontinued include Google Aardvark, Google Answers, Audio Ads and Google Affiliate Network. Check out these Google products and services and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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