Google Has Killed Its Tablet Business

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Google has conceded to the Apple iPad. While there hasn’t been an official announcement, a Google spokesperson has confirmed that the company would no longer produce tablets.

This makes 2018’s Pixel Slate the last of its kind. According to Computerworld, there were two smaller-sized tablets under development, but these have been canceled.

Google will focus on laptops going forward.

As for that future, a Google spokesperson tells me it’s quite possible we’ll see a new laptop-oriented Pixelbook product before the end of this year. The existing Pixel Slate will continue to be supported and to receive regular software updates all the way through June of 2024, meanwhile, as had initially been promised — nothing’s changing there.


Tsing Mui
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