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(Pocket-lint) – At its annual I/O 2022 developer conference, Google previewed what it’s working on for 2023.
“Normally we wouldn’t announce a new product until a year before it’s ready,” Rick Osterloh, Google’s chief hardware officer, said during the show. “But there’s so much incredible energy around tablets in the developer community that we wanted to update you all.” And with that, the screen behind Osterloh began rolling a teaser video — the very first look at the new Pixel -Tablet. Remember that Google released its latest Android tablet firsthand, the nexus 7, In 2013.
What are the specifications of the Pixel tablet?
Google didn’t reveal the screen size but said it would be “on the larger side”.
It looks a lot like a Nest Hub’s screen, with white borders and a camera at the top (when held in landscape mode). There’s also a camera on the back of the tablet in the corner. The home screen UI includes app icons for Photos, Google TV, Drive, Keep, Sheets, Docs, Play Store, as well as weather and date widgets, and even a Google search bar (with a Google Assistant microphone and a Google Lens icon ). the search field). There was also a menu bar next to search with app icons for Gmail, Chrome, YouTube and more.
Aside from what Google showed in its teaser video and discussed on the I/O stage, details are scant. Here’s what we know about the Pixel tablet so far:
The companion to the Pixel phone
It will be a Pixel-branded Android tablet designed to work with Pixel phones. Executive Rick Osterloh described the Pixel tablet as an Android tablet during his I/O gig, saying it’s the “perfect companion for your Pixel phone.”
Google Tensor powered
Osterloh also said the tablet will be powered by Google Tensor.
Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones were introduced with a new System-on-a-Chip (SoC) inside. Tensor is Google’s proprietary SoC. It uses a mix of components developed or licensed by Google. Google has spent a lot of time carving out Tensor’s AI and machine learning benefits.
Speaking about the capabilities of artificial intelligence and machine learning, Osterloh said the Pixel tablet will be able to “bridge your life on the go and your life at home by working seamlessly with all your Pixel devices to… To provide you with the most useful experience. He added, “We’re designing it to be the world’s most useful tablet.”
If the Pixel tablet can be really useful, it might offer a software experience that leverages Tensor and Google’s extensive AI expertise.
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How much does the Pixel tablet cost?
- Pixel tablet price in the US: Not announced yet
- Pixel tablet price in UK: Not announced yet
Pricing wasn’t disclosed, but Google described it as a “premium-style tablet,” suggesting it might be priced closer to an iPad than a budget Android tablet.
When can you buy the Pixel tablet?
- Pixel tablet release date: in 2023
Google has announced that it will make the Pixel tablet available next year. It tends to release hardware in the fall, so the Pixel tablet could land in the second half of 2023.
You want to know more?
Watch Google announce the Pixel tablet below at 3:05:00:
Google’s Pixel tablet: All the news so far
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Written by Maggie Tillman.