San Francisco: A media report states that tech giant Google is unlikely to launch a new version of Pixelbook in 2022.
As reported by 9to5 Google, a statement at a recent Qualcomm press event in London indicated that there would be no updates to the original ‘premium’ Pixelbook until 2023.
When asked about a possible 2022 Pixelbook release, Chris Solki, Chromebook retail manager at Google, said, “Nothing is going to launch next year (2022). I don’t know the future.”
The original Pixelbook was launched in 2017 for Chromebooks with high-end internals, but has since been discontinued via the Google Store.
While this is bad news, the introduction of an internally developed Google Tensor chip may offer some hope for a high-end all-Google-powered Chromebook at some point in the line.
Initial sales growth has slowed, but a high-end Pixelbook in 2022 will be a welcome option for those keeping with the original model.
While the Pixelbook Go includes an Intel i7 processor configuration, it includes a touchscreen, but lacks the two-in-one form factor that was found in the 2017 version. The closest to the market right now is the Acer Chromebook Spin 713.
first published:Nov. 13, 2021, 6:37 p.m.