Google suspends its tablet making efforts

By Xite - June 21, 2019
The abandonment of tablet division will not affect Google's own laptop hardware. We believe a successor to the Pixelbook might arrive before the end of the year. Google has reallocated tablet division....

Aiming to focus only on laptops moving forward, search giant Google has announced to abandon its tablet making efforts, meaning there would be no sequel to Pixel Slate.  

‘While the company won’t bring any new tablets in the markets, however, Google’s Android and Chrome OS teams are 100 per cent committed for the long-run on working with partners on tablets for all segments of the market (consumer, enterprise, education,’ Rick Osterloh, Senior Vice President of Devices and Services tweeted on Thursday.

Google will still support its existing Pixel Slate devices. Google launched the Pixel Slate in November of 2018, and comes with a great display and support for a mouse and trackpad. However, many users found it to be expensive in comparison to Chromebooks and other tablets in the market. Users also reported it to be heavy.

According to the media reports, employees working in the Google’s tablet division have now been reassigned to the laptops division which will now direct all its efforts in developing and sustaining Pixelbook family of laptops.

Google is working on a new Pixel 4 smartphone that will be launched sometime in October this year. The Pixel 4 is expected to come with a punch hole camera design which will house a dual camera setup.

The Pixel 4 will also have dual front firing speakers and the smartphone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and will run on Android Q, the latest version of Android.

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