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No more Android tablets for Dell

Dell Venue 7 & 8 Android tablets, no more Android tablets by Dell
Dell Venue 7 & 8
Dell's website has no more Android tablets up for purchase and there is no rumor about a new such device being in the pipeline.

Android tablets are not doing great these days as there are two product categories that simply bury them - Android phablets and 2-in-1 convertibles. Although Dell managed to come up with a few interesting Android slates lately, including the Dell Venue 8 7000 with a high-resolution AMOLED display and Intel RealSense technology, there is no future for Dell's Android tablets.

According to PCWorld, "Dell has discontinued Venue tablets with Android, and won't be pushing out OS upgrades to current customers." Although the company's slates can still be purchased from various retailers here and there, its official website has no Android tablets in stock. Even more, the source mentioned earlier also reveals that Dell also discontinued the Android-driven Wyse Cloud Connect.

An email by a Dell spokesman reads that "The slate tablet market is over-saturated and is experiencing declining demand from consumers, so we’ve decided to discontinue the Android-based Venue tablet line." From now on, the company will focus on 2-in-1 convertibles loaded with Windows. While the latest Dell tablets with Android will remain stuck with Android Lollipop, they will probably get at least a few unofficial Marshmallow updates, but that remains to be seen.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-07- 1 (Update: 2016-07- 1)