Google will no longer pursue making its own tablet devices, According to recent reports.
According to a Google spokesperson, the company has halted the production of two unreleased tablet devices and will not come out with a successor to the Pixelbook Slate. Instead, the company says it will shift resources and focus more attention on its Pixelbook laptop line.
The Pixel Slate – which is Google’s most recent tablet product – will continue to receive software updates, but it will cease to be manufactured and will not have a successor, and there are no more Chrome OS or Android tablets in development by Google’s hardware teams.
“For Google’s first-party hardware efforts, we’ll be focusing on Chrome OS laptops and will continue to support Pixel Slate,” Google said in a statement.
There used to be two tablets in development, both smaller than the Pixel Slate, but earlier this week these were canceled along with the sheer concept of Google ever making tablets again.
The company plans to focus on Chrome OS laptops going forward, and of course Pixel smartphones running Android.