Dell has made some interesting Android devices as part of its Venue line, like the thin Venue 8 7000 Series (shown above) and the Venue 10 7000 Series with its cylindrical front speakers. We haven’t heard much about Dell’s Venue devices for a while, but that’s changing today, and the news isn’t good.
Dell says that it is discontinuing its Venue line of Android tablets. What’s more, the company has no plans to provide any future OS upgrades to devices that are already out in the wild, though Dell does say that it’ll support active warranty and service contracts until they expire.
As for why it’s killing its Venue line of tablets, Dell says that “the slate tablet market is over-saturated and is experiencing declining demand from consumers.” Dell plans to shift its focus to 2-in-1 devices because they “provide a more optimal blend of PC capabilities with tablet mobility.”
Finally, Dell said that it’s not closing the door on Android entirely, so there’s a chance that we could still see new devices from them in the future. It’s still kind of a bummer to learn that the Venue line is coming to an end, though, because the Venue 8 7000 Series and Venue 10 7000 Series were interesting devices. That said, it’s also not hard to see where Dell is coming from, as most folks would probably agree that the tablet market isn’t exactly booming right now.
Did you ever use Dell’s Venue 8 7000 Series or Venue 10 7000 Series?