Google scaling down its hardware plans, big cuts made in laptop and tablet groups

Posted on Thursday, March 14 2019 @ 11:15 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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It looks like Google is significantly dialing back its hardware development plans. Business Insider heard from people close to Google that dozens of engineers and program managers of the Create laptop and tablet hardware group have been told to find temporary roles within the Alphabet parent company. There's no official word from Google, but the news points to a significant scale back of the Internet giant's notebook and tablet roadmap:
Manufacturing roles on Create were not impacted by the recent downsizing, signaling Google’s near term product lineup will likely not change. But according to one person familiar with the matter, the Create group had a “bunch of stuff in the works” and that the cutting the number of hardware engineers and program managers on the team will likely “pare down the portfolio” of products.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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