Report : Google Is 'Killing' These Chromebooks

Google launched its first Chrome OS-powered Pixel series of laptops back in 2013. But now, it seems that the company has decided to drop the line-up altogether. The information was provided in a closed media event by Rick Osterloh, Google's senior vice president for hardware, as reported by TechCrunch website.

Osterloh added that the company has no plans to make another Pixel laptop for now. He said that besides smartphones, the Pixel brand could be used for other Google products in the future, but laptops won't be one of them.

The Pixel laptops that are already available have been sold out, as per Osterloh. However, users can still buy Chromebooks made by OEMs.

"Google hasn't backed away from laptops. We have the number two market share in the US and UK — but we have no plans for Google-branded laptops," said Osterloh.

Besides Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, Google will still continue selling the Pixel C tablet it introduced in 2015. Until now, the company has launched two versions of Pixel laptops and a Pixel C tablet as well. Last year, Google confirmed that it will be bringing millions of Android apps to Chromebooks.

Several Chromebook laptops have got this ability recently. In November last year, three more laptops - Acer Chromebook 14, Acer Chromebook 15 and ASUS C300 also got support for the same feature.Some of the partners that are working to bring Android apps to their Chromebooks include Acer, Asus, Dell, Haier, Lava (Xolo Chromebook), HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Toshiba and more. Users will be able to view Android apps in three different window sizes in ChromeOS, making it easy to work on different apps simultaneously.

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