Two years ago, Google revealed the Pixel C which was one of the best and most affordable tablets in the market at the time under a $500 price in 2015.
After two years, it has now decided to pull the plug on the Pixel C tablet after it officially confirmed that it will be retiring it to give room for the new $1,000 Pixelbook hybrid laptop released earlier this year.
Google’s earlier statement made everything clear as they voiced their reasons behind the move which shocked a quite number of people. Here’s their statement:
“As is common when a device has been out for a few years, we’re now retiring Pixel C and it is no longer available for sale. However, we are committed to updating and supporting it, including the recent update to Android 8.0, so customers can continue to get the best out of their device. Our newly launched Google Pixelbook combines the best parts of a laptop and a tablet for those looking for a versatile device.”
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Google is well known for shelving it’s devices and the Pixel C wasn’t any surprise. Despite it being a silent entry device, it became one of those hardware pieces that never really received much attention at all.
Android hasn’t had much luck with tablet devices for years now as it seen rivals from other tablet makers like Lenovo, Microsoft Surface to mention but a few take on Microsoft Windows as their main operating system.
Now that the Pixel C tablet is about to meet its maker, what other Google product is line to face the same verdict?
Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre and Spur Magazine. He is also the co-founder of the Innovware project.
He is a freelance consultant passionate about tech, programming, games and entertainment.