Google canceled its next Pixelbook and shut down the team building it

A black Pixelbook Go laptop sitting on a desk.
The Pixelbook Go will be the last of Google’s laptops, it seems. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

Google has canceled the next version of its Pixelbook laptop and dissolved the team responsible for building it. The device was far along in development and expected to debut next year, according to a person familiar with the matter, but the project was cut as part of recent cost-cutting measures inside of Google. Members of the team have been transferred elsewhere inside the company.

As recently as a few months ago, Google was planning to keep the Pixelbook going. Ahead of its annual I/O developer conference, Google hardware chief Rick Osterloh told The Verge that “we are going to do Pixelbooks in the future.” But he also acknowledged that the Chromebook market has changed since 2017 when the original (and best) Pixelbook launched….

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Author: Alex Heath