Google discontinues the Pixel 2 Chromebook
The Chromebook Pixel 2 is a bit of an unusual device. It runs an OS designed for low powered netbooks, but is built from Ultrabook level components and high quality materials. Google has been slowly expanding the functionality of Chrome OS with touchscreen support and Play Store compatibility to enjoy the same apps and games as Android devices. The cheaper i5 SKU of the Pixel 2 went out of stock earlier this year and now the pricier i7 models have diminished as well.
The Pixel 2 launched last February and is a more refined notebook than its predecessor in terms of build quality. The device includes touchscreen functionality and USB type C charging ports, though it has dropped LTE support.
“We’re committed to the Pixel program but we don’t have plans to restock the Pixel 2,” said a Google spokesperson. It is unknown whether or not Google is currently working on a new Pixel Chromebook, but recent job postings suggest a new model may be in the works.