Friday, June 21, 2019

There will be no more tablets from Google

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Google is getting out of the tablet-making business, but says that it will continue to produce smartphones and laptops.


The announcement means that Google is ceasing work on two unreleased Pixel tablets, with the company’s head of hardware saying: “Google’s hardware team will be solely focused on building laptops moving forward”. While ditching tablets is not entirely surprising, Google is said to have been working on two new tablets until as recently as this week.


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The news, later confirmed by Google, came courtesy of Computerworld — but it certainly does not mean that Android or Chrome OS tablets are dead. Third parties will still be free to produce such devices, but there will be no Google branded options available.


On Twitter, Rick Osterloh, SVP of Devices and Services at Google, wrote:



He later went on to stress that owners of Pixel Slates are not being forgotten:



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