Google's Pixel Slate, launched late a year ago at the company's Made By Google event in NY, is yet to launch in many markets and makes an intriguing case for itself running Chrome OS but also being able to run Android apps.
According to Business Insider, "dozens of engineers and program managers" in the Create division are being helped to find other temporary roles at Google or Alphabet, Google's parent company.
Other hardware teams at Google develop Pixel smartphones, "Home" smart speakers and Wearables. We're glad to know that the employees involved are being reassigned to other projects within the company.
Back in May 2016, Google first announced that it would be releasing updates to Chrome OS that would allow Android apps on Chromebook.
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Google may be cutting down on its work with hardware products in the very near future, per an announcement made to some employees at the business this week.
Today, the Create division is responsible for the Pixelbook laptop and Pixel Slate tablet amongst the company's wider swath of "Made by Google" products. The report says that Google had "a bunch of stuff in the works" that now probably won't see the light of day. While there is no indication that Google plans to abandon the Pixelbook, the staff reductions suggest that Google is unlikely to flesh out its in-house line of Chromebooks with a wider variety of products and prices. Most Chromebooks that are not manufactured by Google itself are much lower priced, like Samsung's Chromebook Plus which starts at $499.
With the Pixel C, Google attempted to re-imagine what a portable 2-in-1 could be by designing a detachable tablet that connected to its keyboard dock via a tilting, magnetic flap that functioned sort of like a reverse kickstand. But it looks like the company might be slimming down its hardware portfolio, as the firm is reportedly moving employees from its tablet and laptop division. Since then, sources tell us that pressure has increased to make hardware at Google into a "real business".