Google seems to have quietly retired its AI-powered camera product ‘Google Clips’, as the actual product list has been removed from the company’s online store. Google Clips was launched in 2017 at 249 (around Rs. 18,000). It has a 12-megapixel sensor, a 130-degree field-of-view lens and 8GB of internal memory.
The camera is designed to refrain from taking any pictures until it sees familiar faces. If a user does not want to capture the moment that Google Clips seems appropriate, they can capture other moments or topics in the app as well as a shutter button on the camera.
At the launch, Google said that behind the Google clip is Magic Sauce Machine Learning. From the moment a user launches a clip, the camera starts looking for the best moments to capture. The camera is illuminated while taking pictures or shots, the company said. This was important, an executive said, privacy is an important element in clips. Additionally, it happens on all machine learning devices, the company said. Once the image or clip is captured, Google says, it syncs wirelessly from the camera to the Google Clip app, which is available on the Android or iOS platforms.
9to5Google assumes that Google is discontinuing the product because it could not make its mark in the market due to its high price. Beyond that, many users have noticed that the camera does not work exactly as they had hoped.
While the US-based search engine giant has provided a few updates to improve the overall performance of the camera, it has failed to impress potential users.