Google recently decided to shut down two of its hardware projects. The first project to get canned was the Chromebook Pixel.
It was released in February 2015 and inventory has been exhausted both within Google and at Best Buy stores. It was offered into variants, the simple Chromebook Pixel and the Chromebook Pixel LS. The former was available for $999 while the later costed $300 extra.
With both of them becoming unavailable Google no longer has a laptop computing device. Google Ara which was one Googles more interesting projects has also seen the end as it was dismissed after three years of development.
It was basically a modular smartphone which allowed separate aspects of the device to be exchanged. Because of its uniqueness Project Ara was what distinguished Google from others and we are sad that we won’t be seeing the finished product, even though it was highly ambitious.
With these two projects seeing the axe, Google has freed up some of its resources both in terms of labor and money, so it shall be exciting to see what it comes out with next.