RIP Android tablets? Google has wiped the slate clean

06 June 2018, 12:52 | Myrtle Hill

RIP Android tablets? Google has wiped the slate clean

Are Android Tablets Dead? Google Removes Tablet Section From Android Website

Google will likely launch similar web apps for other services down the line as Progressive Web Apps can now be installed on Chrome for both Android and desktop.

This goes a long way towards explaining how Google's engineers might have overlooked the category while updating the website. Nevertheless, Google is not ready to give up single-purpose tablets just yet, albeit it only has three slates in its inventory. With its support for Android apps and upcoming support for Linux virtual machines, Chrome OS is shaping up to be more than what Android on tablets has ever been: an all-in-one productivity platform. Manually typing in the URL for the Tablets took you back to the homepage. Some say that Android tablets will not be missed, as Chromebooks represent a better alternative. In addition to tablets, the website also provides information about Telephones, Wear, Android TV and Enterprise.

Google is not exactly known for showing an aggressive push in the tablet space, preferring instead to carve out a section in the smartphone arena with its Pixel handsets.

The tablet section was still up on Thursday. While you can once again see what tablets are available on the platform, the ones displayed are from years ago so it's really not a good sign for manufacturers and users as well. If Google is to be asked, tablets are pretty much dead in the water. For one, there isn't any Android P dev tablet.

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As smartphones have gotten increasingly bigger and more hybrid devices have hit the market, tablets no longer pose the same appeal they once did.

However, tablet sales declining as a whole does not have to mean people are less interested in buying them.



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