Google has no plans for future laptops, future of Andromeda OS uncertain

Long before Google started shipping flagship phones under the Pixel brand, it offered Pixel laptops.

The company has recently launched its own smartphones under the Pixel line, while it continues to expand hardware operations through Google Home, Daydream VR, Chromecast and the Google Wi-Fi router. We're talking about Google's high-end, $1,299 Pixel Chromebooks. Osterloh met with reporters at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. The company doesn't plan to make anymore of those either, according to TechCrunch. It may make sense for Google to move away from giving laptops the Pixel moniker. The push behind Android apps on Chrome OS, and Google's close work with Samsung on the new Samsung Chromebook Plus and (upcoming) Pro proves that Google is all-in on Chrome, which Osterloh said holds the "number two market share in the U.S. and U.K." for laptops. In October, the search giant unveiled the Pixel phone, a premium, Google-branded phone that it poured a lot of resources into - including marketing and design.

Google wants to chop the entire Pixel line down to just the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, as well as the Pixel C tablet, though there may be other devices carrying the brand name in the future.

Google has no plans for future laptops, future of Andromeda OS uncertain

The future of the so-called Andromeda OS is now in question, especially seeing as Android apps and the Play Store are now available on Chrome OS.

The news comes at a time when there has been a lot of speculation about Chrome OS, Google's operating system for laptops.

  • Arturo Norris