Google Throws in the Towel on Pixel Notebooks

Frederic Lardinois, writing for TechCrunch:

When asked if Google had plans to produce any more Pixel laptops, Osterloh said that the company had “no plans to do one right now.” He added that the versions that are already out in the market have totally sold out and that there are no plans to make any more of those, either. Indeed, if you go to the Google Store today, you won’t find any Pixel laptops for sale, though there are plenty of third-party Chromebooks available there.

The company is not, of course, talking about Chrome OS. “Chrome OS is a huge initiative in the company,” Osterloh said. “Google hasn’t backed away from laptops. We have the number two market share in the U.S. and U.K. — but we have no plans for Google-branded laptops.”

ChromeOS is popular, but it’s popular on piece-of-junk hardware. The idea of a premium computer running ChromeOS was appealing to like a dozen people.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017