Google has cancelled the new Pixelbook that was in development, separating the team of employees that was dedicated to the development of laptops based on ChromeOS.
According to The Verge, Google confirmed a few months ago at its I/O in-house exhibition that the company will continue to work on other devices in the Pixelbook series in the future.
According to the leak, the reason behind the cancellation is none other than cost reduction within Google, although the employees who worked on the project have not been fired but transferred to other areas of the company.
The last device in the Pixelbook series to date is the Pixelbook Go, which was introduced in 2019. Google introduced the first Pixelbook in 2017. Later we spotted Google’s Fuchsia OS running on the Pixelbook.
Previously, Google had attempted to release their own devices running ChromeOS with the Chromebook Pixel, introduced in 2013 and a revision of the device in 2015. However, these were not able to establish themselves on the market, presumably also because Google laptops were considered too expensive.
It’s unclear how this cancellation will affect ChromeOS, the development of which continues outside of Pixelbooks.