Google will stop making its own tablets just six months after it realised the Pixel Slate, an exec has confirmed.
The vendor released its last tablet, the Pixel Slate, last year - its first new tablet in three years.
However, its ChromeOS will live on in laptop form, with Google also still partnering with other hardware vendors for its Android operating system.
Various media reports of the strategy change were confirmed on Twitter by SVP of devices and services Rick Osterloh.
He reiterated that Google will continue to support and develop tablets across consumer, enterprise and education segments.
"Google's hardware team will be solely focused on building laptops moving forward, but make no mistake, Android and Chrome OS teams are 100 per cent committed for the long run on working with our partners on tablets for all segments of the market," he said.
Google confirmed that it has also cancelled the development of two tablet devices, moving employees associated with these products to different teams.
The Verge reported that "poor quality assurance testing results" were the trigger for Google abandoning both projects.
The Pixel Slate was released to lukewarm reviews, with many believing the 2-in-1 device would fail to compete with Microsoft's Surface and Apple's iPad.
A Google spokesperson said: "Chrome OS has grown in popularity across a broad range of form factors and we'll continue to work with our ecosystem of partners on laptops and tablets.
"For Google's first-party hardware efforts, we'll be focusing on Chrome OS laptops and will continue to support Pixel Slate."
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