21 June 2019
Google's hardware division has released different types of products including smartphones, smart home, smart speakers, tablets, and even laptops. Among these, the last two categories appear to be the one with the least amount of success to show for. Even after that Google is showing faith in the two as it plans to bring more such products in the future.
Google has officially confirmed to The Verge that the team is working on a few new laptops and tablets. It did not divulge any other details, not even a possible release timeline. It only mentioned that the new products are on their way. Since Google I/O 2019 is only a month away, we can expect to hear some more details at the event but nothing can be said with any surety yet.
In a separate report from 9to5Google, it has been mentioned that Google hosted a session at Cloud Next 2019 conference. The session was about Google Hardware for Business where the company talked about existing products as well as products to come in the near future. It suggested that upcoming Pixel tablets and notebooks would be more focused on working professionals. These will aim to deliver productivity on the go which is something Google says currently available products can't.
This is certainly an interesting development as a recent report claimed that Google asked about a dozen tablet and laptop team employees to find some other roles within other Google/Alphabet teams. It raised suspicions regarding Google's plans with many suspecting no more such products. But as Google has officially confirmed, only the time will tell exactly what it will do differently this time around.