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Don't expect Google to talk about a new Pixel laptop

Don't expect Google to talk about a new Pixel laptop

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Update Mar 01st, 00:48 AM: Google reached out to The Verge to clarify remarks made to TechCrunch. “It's not ‘no plans,’ more precisely it's ‘we don't have any plans to discuss at this time.’”

The Pixel laptop is no more. At Mobile World Congress, Google’s senior vice president for hardware Rick Osterloh said the company will stop making Chromebooks under the Pixel name, which has recently become more synonymous with the company’s flagship smartphone. According to TechCrunch, Osterloh said Google may still use the Pixel branding for future products that integrate Google’s software with its own hardware, but that is unlikely to come in the form of a laptop computer.

At MWC, Osterloh also admitted that the Pixel smartphones have been experiencing supply and demand issues — which is an understatement, to say the least. Google discontinued its latest version of the Pixel Chromebook last summer after letting it sell out in stores and online. The Pixel C tablet, however, still appears available for sale.