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New Google Pixelbook devices reportedly in the works

The hardware will supposedly meet needs not being addressed with the current Pixelbook and Slate.

Looks like Google's Pixelbook and Pixel Slate might be getting a new coworker. 

At the company's Cloud Next 2019 conference on Tuesday, Pixelbook Group Lead Product Manager Steve Jacobs discussed a device coming "down the road" for users to be "be productive on-the-go," 9to5Google reports. The new hardware was mentioned as part of a session called "The Premium, Versatile, & Secure: Introducing Google Hardware for Business," following a recap of the workplaces being addressed by the company's current Chrome OS devices. 

"This was just a presentation on general capabilities for Google laptops and tablets," a Google spokesman said in a statement. "We can't confirm or deny future products. We obviously still have a robust roadmap of laptops and tablets, but cannot share specifics." 

The Pixelbook and Pixel Slate are both premium, 12.3-inch, two-in-one devices running on Google's Chrome OS. Google does not make a small, simple, low-cost Chromebook laptop like those being gobbled up by school districts and office IT departments. 

Talk of new Pixelbook hardware comes as a bit of a surprise. In March, Google reportedly cut back its roadmap and staff for the internal hardware division responsible for the Pixelbook and Slate, according to Business Insider

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