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Google officially announces the death of the Pixel C

RIP, Pixel C. (Source: AndroidPit)
RIP, Pixel C. (Source: AndroidPit)
The Pixel C was released back in 2015 and received two major updates and about four years of software support in total. Starting this month, July 2019, though, Google will stop sending out security updates to the tablet. This comes after reports a few weeks ago that Google is planning to kill off its tablet business completely.

Google released the Pixel C back in 2015. The tablet featured some pretty decent specifications for its time and saw two major updates that took it from the Android Marshmallow it launched with to Android Oreo. It never received the updated to Pie, though, and Google has now confirmed that it has pulled the plug on the Pixel C’s life support.

“Your Pixel C will get applicable security updates until June 2019,” Google’s official website reads. “After that, we can't guarantee more updates.”

Two major updates and almost four years of security updates is more than most devices can boast of. Google has done as much as it could do in terms of software support for the C but it’s still a tad saddening to see the tablet go. 

The tablet market has been extremely uninteresting over the past few years, with the only consistent performer being Apple's iPad series. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab series lags behind and the next best options are Xiaomi’s Mi Pad and Huawei’s MediaPad which aren’t exactly available in the US.

Google released the Pixel Slate last year but the device received heavy criticism for its high price and even worse performance. The company has reportedly now pulled out of the tablet business and will not be offering a successor to the Pixel Slate.


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Ricci Rox, 2019-07- 7 (Update: 2019-07- 7)