Google has just given up on my hope for a ‘Pixel Perfect’ ecosystem

Since the conclusion of Google I/O 2022, I’ve been publicly (and privately) banging the drum for Google to create an entirely new ecosystem of products. The wheels have been spinning since Google’s Tensor chip was introduced with the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. But at I/O, things escalated further as Google showed off its upcoming flagship phones, its first in-house smartwatch, and even a tablet.

At the time, I openly stated that it was time for Google to announce Tensor Pixelbook 2. It was May, and to my great disappointment, it looks like those plans won’t come to fruition, at least anytime in the near future. Just last week a rumor seems to have confirmed it The Pixelbook 2 is nothing more than that. Those working on the project were transferred to other teams within Google, while the device itself was added to the “Killed by Google” cemetery.

Why was the Pixelbook 2 cancelled?

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According to an internal memo I got the edgeThe Pixelbook 2 project has simply been shut down “as part of recent cost-cutting measures”. Whether you believe it or not, the writing on the wall is kind of stagnant, and we’re already seeing several companies, including Google, poised for impact. This has been proven by someone else Reportwhich was later confirmed by Google by Take Crunch (Opens in a new tab)indicating that half of the projects within Area 120 have been completely canceled.