June 27: Google launched its tablet Pixel Slate in 2018 along with its smartphone Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The tablet did not receive much attention though. Pixel Slate runs on Chrome OS as Google was apparently doing its best to forget about the Nexus tablets.
Google has now made it official that they are completely leaving tablets. The tech-world will neither see the successor for Pixel Slate nor is the company developing Chrome OS or Android tablets by Google’s hardware teams.
Google was developing two tablets which were rumored to be smaller than Pixel Slate. Earlier this week, the company called off the development.
The news is that Google from now on will focus on Chrome OS laptops and Android run Pixel smartphones. Google might market its all new Pixelbook laptop by the end of 2019. The company is likely to announce the same together with its Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.
Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL too did not do well in the market. And the sales for Pixel Slate were even worse when compared to the two smartphones. Google will continue supporting the developments until June 2024.
As per the statements made by Google, the company’s Android and Chrome teams are completely dedicated to the long-run on working with partners on tablets for all markets including consumer, enterprise and educational institutions.