Google spoke on new hardware configurations for the Pixel laptops at the Cloud Next 2019 conference today. This could well be an indication that Google is developing new laptops and tablets based on this new hardware announcement. Google already has the Pixelbook and the Pixel Slate devices currently on sale, which comes with its own set of advantages and limitations.
The new laptops from Google is aimed to help on-the-go employees, who have different lifestyles and work ethics and need something better to improve their productivity everyday. Speaking about the same, Pixelbook Group product management lead Steve Jacobs said:
Help the employees that are constantly on the go that have a working paradigm where 60% of them — and this is all of our [Google] employees — are working outside of their desk. And 43% of them are working remotely at least part of the time.
The tools they have aren’t really conducive to the lifestyle and work style that makes them maximally productive and excited about going to work every day. And we think there’s some unique things we can do differently than the Pixelbook and Pixel Slate that are going to really help give them what they’re looking for when they’re working in this new modern cloud-first era.
When asked to comment on any upcoming laptop/tablet device, Google told Android Authority:
We can’t comment on rumors or speculation as this was just a presentation about capabilities/use cases for Google made hardware.
Google is also working on Fuchsia OS, which could completely replace Android from phones and probably Chrome OS from laptops.