A report from Business Insider [businessinsider.com] claims that Google has axed "dozens" of employees from its laptop and tablet division. BI's sources describe the move as causing "roadmap cutbacks" and that Google will likely "pare down the portfolio" in the future.
Google's Hardware division is run by Rick Osterloh and is expected to launch a game streaming console [arstechnica.com] later this month. The division is responsible for the Pixel phones, Google Home speakers, the Chromecast, Google Wi-Fi, and lately, the Nest smart home division [arstechnica.com].
Why is Google having a hard time cracking the hardware market?