Google unceremoniously removes the tablet section from official Android website

Google unceremoniously removes the tablet section from official Android website

Not since the Pixel C has Google shown any intense interest in tablets, but now nearly three years after it was announced Google has apparently given up any pretense of caring about tablets, removing the category from the Android.com website.

The tablet page is back, with information about the Pixel C, Nvidia Shield Tablet K1, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet. In all likelihood, the most common Android tablets users are likely to encounter are those in Amazon's Kindle Fire range, which are not suitable for productivity or business use cases for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the absence of the Play Store.

"Hey Google, why don't you like Android tablets?" Tablets overall as a category hasn't seen much growth in the last couple of years. OEMs started producing a lot of premium and cheap tablets and over-saturation will, of course, lead to non-profitability.

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Google still believes in a bright future for tablet PCs, but they will be on the OS Android. The traditional slate tablet market further saw a decline of 13.9 % As for Google, over the last few months the search giant has given several indicators of finally giving up on the tablets. So while it might still be running the life support machine, Android tablets are practically dead for Google.

This should come as no surprise for those who have been keeping abreast of what is happening in the tech world as Google have repeatedly shown a lack of interest in tablets in the past few years.

Google has been hard at work making Android apps work on Chrome OS. Users suddenly found the tablet section missing on the website that talks about the whole Android platform and could only see Phones, TV, Auto, and Enterprise. That is not a insane idea, because there is not much tension in the tablet market.

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