Google has canceled forthcoming tablet products a company exec confirmed Thursday. The firm will focus on laptop products instead of trying to challenge the iPad.

Google Pixel Slate

Unreleased Google Products Canceled

Business Insider reported that Google halted the production of two unreleased tablet products. Members of the team learned of the decision Wednesday. Following the report, the company’s Senior Vice President Devices & Services Rick Osterloh tweeted:

In a follow-up tweet, Mr. Osterloh confirmed that Google will continue to support existing Slate tablets.

iPad Dominates

It is clear that the firm has decided it can no longer compete with iPad. Apple shipped 14.5 million iPad in Q4 2018 and had over a quarter of the worldwide tablet market.

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archimedes

Unfortunately for Apple, Google’s Chromebooks are beating iPads in the education market.

Among other features, Chromebooks are dirt cheap, interchangeable, cloud-locked devices that have real keyboards and are unappealing targets for theft.