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Google "Pixelbook 2023" is reportedly cancelled, perhaps indefinitely, as the OEM re-directs its resources elsewhere

A "Pixelbook 2023" render. (Source: AppleLe257)
A "Pixelbook 2023" render. (Source: AppleLe257)
Google has been thought to be ready to resurrect the Pixelbook line imminently. However, the Mountain View giant has now reportedly scrapped the project in its entirety, despite the fact that the product in question may have been ready to launch by 2023. The decision is supposedly related to the rise of the Chromebook throughout the decade thus far.

The Pixelbook Go has been projected to get a long-overdue successor in 2023, a device that may or may not have been pitched at a higher-end tier of the PC market. However, according to The Verge, Google has now "dissolved" its efforts in this respect in its entirety, going so far as to shut the division responsible for the upcoming laptop down.

A number of the employees involved are said to have kept their jobs, at least, although they may be working in different areas of the Mountain View giant's business now. Accordingly, those staff members may now be working on Pixel-series smartphones or tablets instead, as Google has reportedly deemed them more likely to succeed on the market compared to a next-gen Pixelbook.

The company may have lost faith in the point of such a device in the face of Chromebooks that have been getting better and more popular by the generation as of late. In any case, a potential Pixel Tablet could conceivably act as a 2-in-1 in any case, presuming a good and cost-effective enough first-party keyboard cover might be available to it.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-09-13 (Update: 2022-09-13)