After years of speculation, Google finally revealed the Pixel tablet in May 2022 at its annual I/O conference. Google was very vague on the reveal and remained tight-lipped when it came to giving official details about the upcoming tablet.
Luckily, there have been plenty of leaks and rumors about the Pixel tablet that help paint a picture of what fans can expect when it launches later this year. Here’s everything we know about the Google Pixel tablet.
Google Pixel Tablet: Design
The Pixel Tablet’s design is pretty standard in terms of what most people expect from a mainstream tablet. It sports a rectangular shape that is 11 inches long and about 7 inches tall.
As is the case with a lot of recent Android tablets, the Pixel tablet seems by default to be used horizontally rather than vertically, thanks to the front-facing camera that sits in the center of its longest edge .
As of now, we have seen three color options for the Pixel tablet. In the official renders, Google shows a gray design as well as a white/very pale pink colour. We’ve also seen a Pixel tablet in a more charcoal-black color, in some leaked images of someone allegedly selling a pre-lease version of the tablet on Facebook Marketplace.
While tablet color options are usually pretty bland, Google tends to feature at least one fun color for each of its devices, so we’re still holding out hope that we’ll see something bold from Google as we get closer to launch.
Google Pixel Tablet: Specs
There is still a lot of mystery surrounding the specifications of the Pixel tablet. We haven’t heard much from Google, so most information comes from leaks, speculation, or logical reasoning.
One thing Google has confirmed is that the Pixel tablet is powered by its Tensor G2 chip – the same one that’s inside the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. This means it should be powerful enough for most apps/games, in addition to supporting the powerful AI features expected on a Pixel smartphone.
Furthermore, a report states that the Pixel tablet will support Wi-Fi 6 and offer buyers a choice of 128GB and 256GB of internal storage, with both options paired with 6GB of RAM. So far, the rumored specs for the tablet place it relatively on par with the 2022 base iPad. There are still details we’re missing that could make the Pixel tablet better (or worse), so it’s best to reserve final judgment until more is known.
Google Pixel Tablet: Docking Station
What it may lack in groundbreaking specifications, the Pixel tablet should make up for with its unique docking station. In October, Google announced that Pixel tablets would work with its “Charging Speaker Dock” accessory that would effectively turn the Pixel tablet into a Nest Hub smart display.
Using a series of pogo pins on the back of the Pixel tablet, it’s capable of being docked to a clothes stand. A few things happen when you do — the Pixel tablet charges, you can use Google Assistant commands hands-free, and the larger speakers allow you to listen to music and videos with greater fidelity.
Google will (likely) sell the charging dock as a separate accessory with the Pixel tablet, and at the moment, we’re not sure how much it will cost.
Google Pixel Tablet: Software
Depending on the timing of launch, the Pixel tablet will either run on Android 13 and then upgrade to Android 14, or it will launch alongside/after the launch of Android 14, so it’ll just run on that.
Google’s most recent OS updates have focused heavily on optimizing Android for the big screen, so the launch of the Pixel tablet will provide an indication of how well the company can really put it into practice with first-party devices. is capable of.
Google Pixel Tablet: Release Date
So far, all we’ve heard from Google about the Pixel tablet’s release date is that it will launch at some point in 2023. store shelves. It’s probably safe to say that the Pixel tablet won’t arrive until at least May when Google’s next big showcase, I/O 2023, will be held.
There are two possibilities here. Google could fully launch the Pixel tablet at Google I/O 2023 on May 10, or it could just provide more details and wait to release later this fall — possibly the Pixel 8 series in October with.
It’s worth keeping in mind that Google is also gearing up for the release of the Pixel Fold, its first foray into the world of foldable smartphones. As a result there are two schools of thought on Google’s release calendar for 2023: launching the Pixel tablet and Pixel Fold together to show how much the company is doubling down on its focus on the big screen, or to give the two devices a go Launch separately. His time in the sun.
Either way, it looks like we might see at least one device at I/O 2023. If not, it looks like they both may be in decline.
Google Pixel Tablet: Price
Google hasn’t said anything about the Pixel tablet’s price, but based on its specifications, it’s safe to assume that it will retail somewhere around $400 to $500.
Google’s previous tablets have sold for similar prices, but Google has also been known to charge more for hardware with less-than-premium specs. Unfortunately, we won’t know for sure until the company makes an official pricing announcement.
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