Google is going through a lot of changes and it has warned its employees about those changes again. For those who don't know, there have been some changes such as cost-cutting, canceled projects, and of course the Stadia shutdown.
It is safe to say that there are more changes on the way, but the biggest one is that Google is apparently shifting its strategy altogether so it can start focusing on the hardware division.
Google Finally Realises the Strengths of the Pixel Phones as It Pushes Focus Toward Hardware
Based on a report from The Information, while there have been some significant cuts in the company, it looks like most of the hardware division is safe. As a matter of fact, Google has finally recognized this shifting trend in the Android market, the company has decided to focus more on hardware than on software.
To make sure that everything goes according, Google is going to start shifting labor from all non-Google devices and relocating that labor to work on Google devices. The report also talks about how there are going to be adjustments to the staff working on Google TV as they will be working on Wear OS and the Pixel Tablet. Additionally, Google Assistant for TV and other devices is also seeing a cutdown, because these devices are mainly associated with third-party manufacturers and Google wants to have access to as much man power as possible.
While this does look bad for the manufacturers, some of them will be supported, like Samsung, Xiaomi, and OnePlus. Sadly, it is still a small number when compared to all the other manufacturers that are responsible for making Android products.
Even though this move by Google seems to be drastic, we still have to wait and see the consequences and how these are going to play out. So, let's wait and see.