This goes a long way towards explaining how Google's engineers might have overlooked the category while updating the website. Google's own website still advertises the Nvidia Shield K1, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0, and Sony Xperia Tablet X4, all of which are from 2015. Nevertheless, Google is not ready to give up single-purpose tablets just yet, albeit it only has three slates in its inventory. So, what's next? My money is on Chrome OS tablets with Android apps. Hence, the removal of the tablet section from the Android website seems to be a sign that Google could be abandoning tablet devices in the future. With the change, the tablet section is nowhere to be found. This is because the Android website only recognizes Android on Phones, Wear, TV, Auto and Enterprise.
Although Google has not confirmed anything, the outlet believes it's time to say, "RIP Android tablets". Now, even if Google would have actually given up selling the devices, this shouldn't have had any effect on the manufacturing companies like Samsung and Lenovo for rolling out more Android tablets.
Over the weekend, Android Police noticed that the Android website was suddenly without its usual Tablet section. Tablets overall as a category hasn't seen much growth in the last couple of years.
However, tablet sales declining as a whole does not have to mean people are less interested in buying them. Well, at the moment, there are still thousands of tablets out there running Android, but we probably need to hear something official from Google on this one on what their plans are for tablets and Android. But tablets are unable to gain a foothold in the market due to the lack of decent technical support and a number of other shortcomings.