SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - 'Tablets' section returns on official Android website

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Google's Android OS does not seem to be doing well for tablet manufacturers, and Google will be pushing its Chrome OS instead of in the future. While initial models of the device were Wi-Fi only, an HSPA+ variant of the tablet with 32GB of onboard storage became available in October that same year. And Dexter M: "Nice, but can someone fix the bug where Google has forgotten to make Nexus / Pixel tablets?"

As of this writing, as you can see from the screenshot above, the Android Tablets section and web page are back online. Google has updated the Android website to remove the tablet section entirely. 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.

Android Police spotted the tab has disappeared from the homepage, while attempting to navigate to the tablet page simply returns users to the Android homepage. According to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker released earlier last month, the number of tablet shipments have seen a gradual decline. 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. Removing the section didn't detract any value that wasn't already being looked at but was yet another nail in the coffin for Android on tablets.


This change wholly removed the tablet landing page.

As explained by Hiroshi Lockheimer, senior vice president of Platforms and Ecosystems at Google, the disappearance of the tablet section on the Android site was not intentional.

Google has been hard at work making Android apps work on Chrome OS.


As smartphones have gotten increasingly bigger and more hybrid devices have hit the market, tablets no longer pose the same appeal they once did.

Although Google has not confirmed anything, the outlet believes it's time to say, "RIP Android tablets". Many claimed that the Android tablet is nearing a slow death.


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