Google has decided to stop production of tablets

В Google решили отказаться от выпуска планшетов

In the coming months the range of Google products, most likely, will not change. But long-term projects if you want.

Google trims the size of its team for laptops and tablets, offering dozens of engineers and managers to look elsewhere in the company. In this case, already designed devices, the company will be sent to production and will submit this year or next year, reports Business Insider, citing its own sources.

According to one source, the team of hardware developers was a “bunch of things”, and reducing the number of hardware engineers and software managers in the team, probably, “trims portfolio” products.

The affected employees have been instructed to look for temporary roles in other teams of Google or Google, it raises questions about the future plans of Google for hardware. However, many employees seek temporary, not a permanent new role, Google can have the opportunity to maneuver.

In addition, Department members Create, produce devices, did not dismiss. Thus, in the coming months the range of Google products, most likely, will not change. But long-term projects if you want.

As for laptops, the rumors about Pixelbook 2 have been circulating since the hardware events of the company in October last year. Although there are no indications that Google plans to abandon Pixelbook, downsizing suggests that Google is unlikely to complement its own line of Chromebooks to a wider range of products.

Recall that the last tablet of the company was Pixel Slate, and laptop — Pixelbook. Probably now the manufacturer will focus on smartphones and Pixel devices of the smart home. Pixel Slate was designed to compete with Microsoft Surface Pro and Apple iPad Pro, but was adopted by very cool.

Recall that in 2018 the share of the iPad various modifications had about a quarter of the tablet market. Next in the list are Samsung, Amazon, Huawei and Lenovo. The tablet market continues to shrink.

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