According to an internal memo, Google is killing its Pixelbook laptop The edge. The company also “shut down” the team working on the next generation of the device, which was reportedly “well advanced in development.”
The company has apparently decided to shift resources away from the premium Chromebook to cut costs. Members of the Pixelbook team have reportedly been moved to other roles at Google.
The move means that after nearly a decade of experimenting with notebooks, Google is officially done making laptops. In 2013, the company introduced the — the first Google-made hardware to feature pixel branding — and updated it with a model two years later. Google changed strategy again when the first Pixelbook debuted as a high-end alternative to typically cheap Chromebooks. The 2-in-1 started at $999 and came with an optional Pixelbook Pen accessory.
In 2019, Google introduced the $649 Chromebook as a cheaper but still premium pixel-branded Chromebook. Although the Pixel-branded Chromebooks were meant to show how much was possible when Chrome OS was paired with higher-end hardware, the devices never seemed as popular as the cheaper alternatives that have long dominated classrooms, especially during .
Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
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