Google halts production of mobile tablets

Yolanda Curtis
June 25, 2019

It appears that introducing, and then killing the Celeron Pixel Slate may have had a bigger negative impact on Google's tablet strategy than first thought. Importantly Osterloh confirmed that the Android and Chrome OS teams "are 100 per cent committed for the long-run on working with our partners on tablets for all segments of the market".

While the company hasn't shared any info as to why it chose to abandon tablets, Google wants to continue the development of laptops that would help its Chrome OS push to move forward.


Google's Rick Osterloh has confirmed that the company's hardware team will exclusively be focusing on making laptops going forward.

A company spokesperson told CNET that Google will focus on the roadmap on the Pixelbook family of laptops moving forward. The company's Pixel Slate tablet, which is still on sale, is also a relatively expensive device.


Tablets have always been a major pain point for brands that don't have the name Apple associated with it and Google, for their part have tried relentlessly to successfully launch their own tablet. The Nexus 7, particularly the 2013 model, was an very good runt tablet, however greater gadgets treasure 2012's Nexus 10 and 2014's Nexus 9 did no longer acquire remarkable success, as Android never reasonably translated effectively to the greater recount. These were supposed to be devices smaller than the 12.3-inch Pixel Slate.

Google has promised that it will support the Pixel Slate until 2024 and that its ChromeOS operating system - used on its tablets and laptops - will continue to be developed for other products. So if you liked the Pixelbook and want to see what will succeed it, the company will likely have something out with Chrome OS on board in the near future. Phones and laptops will still be made.


This resolution would now not impact Google's possess notebook computer hardware; genuinely, it sounds admire a successor to the Pixelbook could per chance method ahead of the demolish of the year. This means Google will continue supporting its partners such as Samsung, Lenovo, Asus, among others, who still make Android tablets.

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