When asked about Google’s Chromebook Pixel by TechCrunch earlier this week at MWC, Google SVP Rick Osterloh pretty much said there were no plans to continue with the Pixel laptop lineup.
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 original TechCrunch article was updated with additional comments by Osterloh stating that Google simply has no plans to discuss at this time.
“Regarding the future of Google-branded laptops (whether called Pixel or not), I should clarify that we don’t have any plans to discuss at this time.”
In a further reversal/clarification of those statements, Osterloh tweeted early this morning that Google’s Chromebooks aren’t “dead” as was reported.
Hey all, Google’s own Chromebooks aren’t “dead” as has been reported. They will live on, we just have *no plans to share at this time* 😉
— Rick Osterloh (@rosterloh) March 2, 2017
So for the time being, we’re left wondering just what exactly Google is planning for future Chromebook iterations. Perhaps Google Chromebooks might not be returning under the Pixel name but as something else instead.
Do you have a Chromebook Pixel? Were you hoping for an updated version from Google down the road? What do you think about Osterloh’s statements? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Source: TechCrunch