Monday, 14 October, 2019

Google is redeploying Pixel staff, raising questions on its future hardware plans

Google is reportedly cutting back on hardware, moving some workers to new jobs Report: Google Pulling Engineers, Managers From Tablet and Laptop...
Emmett Howard | 14 March, 2019, 21:57

But now, according to a source who spoke to Business Insider, plans for some upcoming Google hardware may be in jeopardy after "dozens" of employees from Google's "Create" division have been asked to temporarily find new roles in other departments of the company.

Meanwhile no major changes seem to have happened at Google in their other hardware product area divisions: Pixel, Home, and Wearables.

Google admits that its hardware business is not profitable enough to accommodate a large number of employees and therefore has chose to trim the fat.

The "roadmap pushout", as one source familiar with the matter described the move to Business Insider, raises questions about the extent of Google's commitment to building its own line of laptops and tablets, a fiercely competitive market with thin razor profit margins.

The Pixel Slate, the company's first attempt at a 2-in-1 was greeted with similar "yes, but dat price" enthusiasm when we first saw it launch alongside the Pixel 3 range.

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Manufacturing roles on Create were not impacted by the recent downsizing, signaling Google's near term product lineup will likely not change.

However, at least once source said that there was a "bunch of stuff in the works" that may now no longer see the light of day. Unfortunately, this impressive performance doesn't extend to the company's tablets and laptops, and it now seems Google is taking action. But with the Pixel C limited to running stock Android instead of Chrome OS like you get on more modern Google-based convertibles, and equipped with a buggy and often uncomfortable keyboard, the Pixel C was ill-prepared at the time to go up against competing products like the Surface 3.

Google makes most its money on advertisements and services.

So it probably shouldn't come as a surprise that Google's dedication would waver in some of its Chrome OS hardware projects.

Since the start of the Nexus smartphone program, Google's made hardware as a sort of guide for the rest of the industry.

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