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[Update: More devices] Chrome OS 75 rolling out again, but just for the Pixel Slate

The seemingly delayed Chrome OS 75 update finally landed two weeks ago, but last week that rollout was suspended, potentially in the wake of issues like crashes/freezes and Android apps losing internet connectivity. Today Chrome Unboxed reports that the update is rolling out again, but only for the Pixel Slate. Google's Chrome OS update dashboard confirms the Pixel Slate is currently the only device set to receive Chrome OS 75 on Stable channel.

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Google killing its tablets in 2019 is as shortsighted as it was in 2016

Today, Google announced it was giving up on tablets... again. I have never been a cheerleader for Google's tablets. I have never been very happy with its primary tablet platform. And I found its first tablet in three years to be a fairly massive disappointment. So, you'd think the news today that Google is, once again, killing its tablet hardware division would be of little consequence to or face much disagreement from me. After all, the Pixel Slate was a flop, likely sold poorly, and Google even cancelled the entry-level models because they were just that bad. Nothing here says success.

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RIP: The Celeron Google Pixel Slate is officially dead

The writing has been on the wall for months, so it must not be a surprise for anyone that the Celeron Pixel Slates, the lower-end $599 and $699 models that were very briefly available and didn't impress much, are now completely gone from the Google Store. All mentions of both variants have been wiped off, as if they never existed in the first place.

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Core m3 Pixel Slate now costs just $599, all models are $200 off

Google's first tablet in years, the Pixel Slate, got off to a rough start when it was released at the end of last year. It's the first Chrome OS tablet aimed squarely at consumers, but software issues were widespread especially on the lowest-end Celeron model. Thankfully, the software experience has improved quite a bit since then, and the Celeron Slate is currently MIA. Now you can get the Core M3, Core i5, and Core i7 models for $200 off the original prices at multiple retailers.

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It sure looks like Google's $599 Celeron Pixel Slate is dead

The watchful folks over at 9to5Google have been keeping an eye on one of Google's least-loved products in recent memory, the Pixel Slate, and have noticed something a bit odd: the Celeron models are nowhere to be seen. They've been out of stock on the Google Store - the only place these models were very briefly available - since shortly after launch, four months ago.

The $599 and $699 versions of the Pixel Slate brought sub-iPad Pro pricing to Google's prosumer tablet, even if it turned out that the tablet itself beat the iPad in pretty much no sense that mattered.

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Pixel Slate tablet mode lag attributed to rounded UI elements in Overview, fix is on the way

The Google Pixel Slate is an expensive and impressive piece of hardware, but reviewers — including our own David Ruddock — mostly agree that Chrome OS isn't quite ready for tablets. Even higher-specced versions seem to struggle with animation lag in certain situations, but we may have an explanation for one such case.

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Chrome OS 71 includes new Camera app, improved app launcher, and more

Chrome 71 arrived for desktop platforms and Android earlier this month, and now Chrome OS 71 is starting to roll out. This release includes a ton of new features, but many are limited to Google's Pixel Slate at the moment.

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Google is advertising the Pixel Slate on the Google.com homepage

The most visited webpage on the internet is, without the shadow of a doubt, Google.com. It is thus the most interesting advertising avenue and Google is best placed to know this. However, it has kept the page's pristine white look, only supplementing it with a doodle every now and then, and new About and Store shortcuts in a few countries. But from time to time, Google uses the power of its homepage to advertise its own products. We've seen it with Allo, Duo, the Pixels, and now it's happening with the new Pixel Slate too.

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The Google Pixel Slate is a Chrome tablet from the future - with all of today's problems

The Pixel Slate is one of the most confounding products I’ve used in my time at Android Police. On the one hand, it feels mature: Chrome OS truly is a real operating system in 2018, and using the Slate as I would any other Chromebook is a pretty great experience. On the other, it’s also frustratingly unfinished: Chrome OS isn’t much of a tablet operating system in 2018, and that’s not something that’s going to change overnight. That can make the whole “slate” part of the Pixel Slate seem like an afterthought. (Note: This isn't our review, which will go live later in the week, because I want some more time with this thing.)

And sure, you could have easily predicted as much the moment the hybrid detachable was announced last month.

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[Update: No date] Google Store mistakenly bumps up expected Pixel Slate delivery dates

The Pixel Slate was announced alongside the Pixel 3 at Google's NYC event in early October, but it took almost another month for it to reach the Google Store in pre-order phase. Those of you who pre-ordered one might be glad to know that delivery dates are being bumped up, with the earliest appearing to be November 20-21.

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