[H]ardOCP: Google Unceremoniously Removes the Tablet Section from Official Android Website

Are Android Tablets Dead? Google Removes Tablet Section From Android Website

The official Android website had only five sections as opposed to the usual six.

As smartphones have gotten increasingly bigger and more hybrid devices have hit the market, tablets no longer pose the same appeal they once did. Its because Chrome OS now works in the tablet form factor, just like Acer Chromebook Tab 10. Tablets overall as a category hasn't seen much growth in the last couple of years. In a tangible show of the classic economics of supply and demand, the glut of cheap Android tablets has pushed the market down, and with it, demand. And by normal we mean displaying tablets that have been around for years and not anything new like the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 or the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet. It's back now, and its removal appears to have been a mistake. Nevertheless, Google is not ready to give up single-purpose tablets just yet, albeit it only has three slates in its inventory.




The archived version of the website, as saved 24 hours ago, the tablet section was there among the top header bar listing, next to the phones. Google had launched Honeycomb operating system, especially designed for the tablet PCs. If one tries to access the tablet page now, they will be redirected to the home page of the Android website. The company had made no formal announcement regarding its intentions, but the sudden removal seemed to be a testament that tablets are no longer that popular. But if you think Google has decided that "not worth powder and shot", then we hasten to reassure you: Google still believes in a bright future for tablet PCs, but with one important change - they will not be on the OS Android. With its support for Android apps and upcoming support for Linux virtual machines, Chrome OS is shaping up to be more than what Android on tablets has ever been: an all-in-one productivity platform.

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