Google calls ‘time’ on the Pixel laptop computer
In a small assembly with journalists on the Cell World Congress in Barcelona in the present day, Google’s senior vice chairman for Rick Osterloh dropped slightly bit of stories: It seems just like the Pixel laptop computer — Google’s premium Chromebook and the unique product bearing the Pixel identify — has hit the tip of the road after simply two iterations.
The Pixel model lately is now being used for Google’s new line of smartphones, which have finished fairly nicely available in the market, though the corporate has had some points with provide and preserving up with demand, Osterloh stated.
There could also be future merchandise that use the Pixel identify and idea of constructing Google merchandise from the bottom up, integrating Google’s software program into Google’s personal , however he hinted that laptops usually are not more likely to be a kind of classes.
When requested if Google had plans to provide any extra Pixel laptops, Osterloh stated that the corporate had “no plans to do one proper now.” He added that the variations which can be already out available in the market have completely bought out and that there are not any plans to make any extra of these, both. Certainly, in the event you go to the Google Retailer in the present day, you gained’t discover any Pixel laptops on the market, although there are many third-party Chromebooks obtainable there.
The corporate shouldn’t be, in fact, speaking about Chrome OS. “Chrome OS is a big initiative within the firm,” Osterloh stated. “Google hasn’t backed away from laptops. Now we have the quantity two market share within the U.S. and U.Ok. — however we’ve got no plans for Google-branded laptops.”
The Pixel was at all times meant to be Google’s instance of what a premium Chromebook might seem like. They had been by no means meant to promote in excessive numbers — and few individuals had been in all probability prepared to drop $1,299 for a laptop computer that solely allow you to run the Chrome browser when it first launched in 2013. As an alternative, the Pixel was at all times meant to be aspirational. It was the primary Chromebook to function a contact display, for instance. It was additionally the primary machine that confirmed that Google might construct vertically built-in units that would compete with the likes of Apple.
The second iteration of the Pixel Chromebook constructed upon the inspiration of the primary one. When it comes to design, they had been virtually an identical. This one, nonetheless, was much more highly effective. It additionally featured USB-C charging forward of nearly another laptop computer line. The Pixel 2, nonetheless, was discounted and not using a substitute final August. Along with utilizing the Pixel model for its new cellphone, Google can also be nonetheless promoting the Pixel C pill.