The new Google Pixel Slate. [credit:
Valentina Palladino ]
Google and tablets just don’t mix. The company tried over and over again to make Android tablets work, peaking with the 2013 Nexus 7 and ending with the Pixel C in 2015.
After a three-year hiatus from the market, Google took a second swing at tablets with Chrome OS and the Pixel Slate. Four months later, we heard Google Hardware’s laptop and tablet division was in trouble. Seven months later—in other words, right now—Google’s Chrome OS tablets are dead.
Following a report from Computerworld claiming Google cancelled two tablets and was quitting the tablet business, Google Hardware SVP Rick Osterloh confirmed the news on Twitter:
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