What you need to know
- Google confirmed that its future hardware plans will not include tablets.
- Senior vice president Rick Osterloh confirmed the news on Twitter.
- It will still support Android and ChromeOS tablets from its partners along with its own Pixel Slate.
It seems we are never going to get that perfect Pixel tablet. Google on Thursday confirmed that iit's shifting its hardware plans away from tablets, ending hopes of a future Pixel tablet.
Of course, Google has implemented many versions of a Google tablet with the Pixelbook and Pixel Slate, but none have been particularly good. In fact, the Pixel Slate was critically panned, leaving many disappointed with the tablet/laptop hybrid.
Regardless, fans were still holding out hope for a Pixel tablet, but that will never happen.
Google SVP of Devices and Services Rick Osterloh came out and confirmed the news on Twitter while clarifying that Google will still support the Android and ChromeOS tablets of its partners along with continuing software support for the Pixel Slate.
Hey, it's true...Google's HARDWARE team will be solely focused on building laptops moving forward, but make no mistake, Android & Chrome OS teams are 100% committed for the long-run on working with our partners on tablets for all segments of the market (consumer, enterprise, edu)— Rick Osterloh (@rosterloh) June 20, 2019
Moving forward, expect only laptops, phones, and smart home devices to come out from Google's hardware line-up.
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