Google has seemingly made its last Pixel-branded tablet, with the company vowing to focus on its Chrome OS laptops moving forward.
In a statement on Thursday, a Google spokesperson said the company will continue to support the Pixel Slate, likely by pushing out the latest security updates. However, it appears the company8217;s forays in the tablet arena are over.
The company even confirmed that it is scrapping plans to launch two previously unannounced tablets, with the team working on the products shifted to the Pixelbook hardware or other 8220;confidential projects.8221;
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The spokesperson said: 8220;Chrome OS has grown in popularity across a broad range of form factors and we8217;ll continue to work with our ecosystem of partners on laptops and tablets. For Google8217;s first-party hardware efforts, we8217;ll be focusing on Chrome OS laptops and will continue to support Pixel Slate.8221;
The Pixel Slate arrived last year as a 2-in-1 convertible tablet with a 12.3-inch 3000 x 2000 LCD display offering up to 400 nits of brightness.
Starting at £549 for the basic model, users could customise up to 256GB of storage with 16GB of RAM and Intel i7 processors for a whopping £1,549. The full-sized keyboard folio was also deemed by our reviewer to be 8220;better than the iPad Pro8217;s in nearly every way.8221;
In awarding the Pixel Slate 3.5 stars out of 5, our own Alastair Stevenson wrote: 8220;The iPad Pro remains a better choice for creatives on the hunt for a mobile touch-up or sketch station. For desktop users who want a device that’s primarily a laptop, the Surface’s use of full-fat Windows makes it a better choice.
8220;The Pixel Slate is the best Chrome OS tablet ever made, but the operating system needs work if Google wants it to be an iPad Pro or Surface Pro killer.8221;
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