Google steps back from the tablet race
Priya Wadhwa
10x Industry

Google steps back from the tablet race

The tech giant confirmed it will not be making any more tablets, as of now.

The tablet market has been dominated by Apple ever since the launch of the first iPad. Whilst Google, although dominating in the smartphone market, hasn’t been able to compete with its arch rival in the tablet sphere.

It has now confirmed that it will no longer be making any more tablets. It did launch the Pixel Slate in 2018, which now seems to be the last of its kind—at least for a while as per Rick Osterloh, SVP Devices & Services at Google. It will however, continue to support the users of the Pixel.

“For Google’s first-party hardware efforts, we’ll be focusing on Chrome OS laptops and will continue to support Pixel Slate.”

By many respects, tablets could be the future of laptops, as we saw the most recent changes to the iPad’s display. And Rick Osterloh’s tweet supports this possible future.

As per reviews online, many agree that Apple’s iPad is much smoother in use, especially when it comes to the touch screen. We’ll be watching Google’s comeback in the tablet market. Perhaps it’s stepping out of the race only to come back with a bang.