Google kills Pixel C tablet, points customers to Pixelbook

Google kills Pixel C tablet, points customers to Pixelbook


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Google quietly eliminated its Pixel C tablet through the Bing Play shop on Thursday.

circulated in 2015, Pixel C was Bing’s first Android tablet and showcased a 10.2-inch screen and detachable keyboard. Google confirmed it will continue upgrading and supporting the Pixel C tablet, however it is no more on sale.

“as it is typical when a computer device has been out for a couple many years, we are now retiring Pixel C which is no more available for sale,” Bing said in a declaration. “However, our company is focused on upgrading and encouraging it, including the current inform to Android os 8.0, so clients can still get the best out of their device.”

See additionally: Google Pixelbook is very good, but the iPad Pro 10.5 does much more on the cheap

Bing happens to be pointing tablet people to its Pixelbook that operates Chrome OS and Android applications. The web link when it comes to Pixel C on Google Play now directs to your Pixelbook lineup that just debuted in October (viaAndroid Police).

Bing carried on with its declaration Thursday: “Our newly established Google Pixelbook integrates best elements of a laptop and a tablet for many trying to find a versatile unit.”

In CNET’sreview of this Pixel C in 2015, it was called a tablet worthy of replacing an iPad and also the most powerful Android os tablet yet.

Google slashed the Pixel C cost from $500 to $349 in 2016 to provide developers a method to test their particular Android apps on cheap. Using Pixelbook beginning at $999, Google no more provides an affordable alternative — for now.

In a change released for Chrome beta on Friday, Google added the ability for Android os apps to run in the back ground on Chrome OS, rather than pausing. This could develop a smoother knowledge operating Android apps from the Pixelbook laptop/tablet hybrid.

Posted at Fri, 29 Dec 2017 15:05:00 +0000