Technologies Failed By World’s Biggest Tech Giants

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We are all humans, and no matter how much hard we try, sometimes even the slightest of glitch can ruin everything. It’s a universal fact acknowledged that human lives are made easier with the help of technology. Every other day, we see a number of new gadgets or smartphones making their entry in the market. Every other tech giant tries to debut their new gadget sporting amazing features & stylish designs. No matter how much effort they put into making a product, some technologies will always be remembered for falling flat because either it didn’t work or people were not ready to adopt it.

Failed Technologies

We have compiled a list of technologies that didn’t work out with the masses. Let’s have a look!


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was launched on August 19, 2016 after the success of Galaxy Note 5. Everyone is aware of what happened after that. The defect in the battery led to the heating of the smartphone which at the end made it explode. After the reports of these repeated instances, Samsung came upfront and ended the Galaxy Note 7 permanently on October 10, 2016. After one year, in July 2017, Samsung again unveiled a refurbished version of the Galaxy Note 7 known as the Galaxy Note Fan Edition (marketed as Samsung Galaxy Note FE). The battery backup of this phone was smaller consisting 3200mAh that gone through an 8-point battery safety checks.


Google Glass was launched that was an augmented reality headset for basic customers in the end of year 2013. It displayed information in a smartphone-likehands-free format. After the launch, the headset received a lot of criticism leading to legislative action due to safety and privacy concerns. On January 15, 2015, Google rolled out that it would stop manufacturing the Google Glass prototype and will instead focus on “future versions” of glass.


During the launch of the much talked about Apple iPhone X, the Apple’s SVP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi could not unlock the device giving the demo of the facial recognition software. However, this was not the first time when there had been a major glitch on stage during an Apple launch event. In the Macworld Expo, NewYork in 2001, the CEO of Apple Mr. Steve Jobs encountered technical issues on stage. The Face ID had debates related to privacy and security. According to the claims by Apple, the Face ID is more advanced than Touch ID. Sadly, the media reports have discussed the fact that Face ID doesn’t have the same level of privacy as compared to a passcode in the US.


Microsoft Lumia is a mobile range originally designed and marketed by Nokia and later by Microsoft. This handset was introduced in November 2011 after Microsoft and Nokia announced their partnership where the primary operating system for Nokia was Windows Phone. The company announced its first Windows Phone 7-based devices, the high-end Lumia 800 and the mid-range Lumia 710 on October 26, 2011 at the Nokia World Conference. The sales of the smartphone decreased rapidly in the year 2015 after the Windows 10 operating system was introduced. Sometime later, Microsoft stopped selling Lumia devise from the Microsoft Store at the end of 2016. In October 2017, Joe Belfiore, the Microsoft’s corporate Vice President confirmed that the company will not sell or manufacture new Windows 10 mobile devices in future.


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