Dell Discontinues Its Android Tablets, Active Warranties Still Supported

Dell win soon discontinue its Venue tablets with Android and stop releasing updates. The company will focus on other devices after discontinuing its Venue line of tablets.

A Dell spokesman told The Verge that the tablet market is too crowded and experiencing a decline in demand from consumers, so they decided to discontinue the Android-based Venue tablet line. The spokesman added that its 2-in-1 products are better offerings as they catch the attention of users who want to have PC functions with the mobility of a tablet.

The company will soon stop releasing the tablets but PCWorld reported that the warranties and service contracts would remain. Dell will also discontinue Wyse Cloud Connect.

The Venue tablets made their debut a few years ago but they caught the attention of customers for a few things. But Kirk Schell, VP of Commercial Client Solutions, explained their decision on the tablets and why they will focus on 2-in-1 devices. He said 2-in-1s with larger screens are offering a laptop experience with the convenience of a tablet when needed. He finished by saying this is where their customers are asking them to innovate and invest.

The tablet market does have a lot of options for customers, especially on affordable tablets. But the Venue line stood out because in 2014, it offered one of the thinnest tablets in the market. The tablet also had a large screen and received great reviews after its release. But experts have mentioned in the past that demand for slate-shaped tablets is declining faster than expected. This was not good news for the Venue tablets and Dell decided to focus on 2-in-1 devices.

The company will keep supporting active warranties and service contracts but will not continue OS upgrades for the current products.

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