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Google is not killing Android tablets, for now

The three tablets highlighted on the site are the older devices like Nvidia Shield Tablet K1, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0, and the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet.

tech Updated: Jun 04, 2018 10:54 IST
Google blames a bug for the disappearance of tablets section from the Android website.
Google blames a bug for the disappearance of tablets section from the Android website.(AP)

The tablet section which had disappeared from Google’s official Android website has been restored. The removal of the section had led to speculations that Google is killing its software and hardware support for Android tablets.

In response to a user on Twitter, Hiroshi Lockheimer, Senior Vice President of Platforms and Ecosystems at Google, replied that the tablet section’s removal was just a bug that popped up while updating the website, 9to5google.com reported on Saturday.

“Oops we had a bug when we updated the site. It’s back up now. Sorry for the confusion!” Lockheimer tweeted.

What’s particularly weird is the fact that the three tablets highlighted on the site are the Nvidia Shield Tablet K1, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0, and the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet, the report said.

Despite the lack of demand for Android tablets, there are newer options available for customers to purchase that would be better suited for the site. Google had launched Honeycomb operating system, especially designed for the tablet PCs. The last major tablet device launched by Google was Pixel C in 2015.

(With inputs from HT Correspondent)