The Google Pixel Tablet was introduced quite some time ago, and you’re not imagining things. Launched in 2023 with the Pixel Fold and Pixel 7a, the tablet was initially unveiled at Google IO 2022. It’s a bold entrance into the competitive tablet market, what with Tensor 2 and Android 13.
Find out all the details below regarding Google’s first Android tablet in more than five years.
Google Pixel Tablet release date and price
After Google’s IO presentation on May 10, pre-orders for the Pixel Tablet began. The tablet alone costs $499 (£599, AU$899), while the speaker dock costs an additional $129 (£105, AU$150). On June 20, the Tablet will begin shipping to Google Play and other major retailers.
Google Pixel tablet design and display
The Pixel Tablet is an aluminum tablet with a neo-ceramic finish; it is simple in design and unadorned in appearance. Looking at it, you might think it’s a mid-range tablet rather than a high-end one, like the iPad Pro 11 or Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, but that’s only because of the pricing in some regions.
It looks like a Google Home Hub without the stand. The Pixel Tablet comes in three different colors: white (Porcelain), green (Hazel), and pink (Rose). While the Pixel Tablet is only available in white, renderings of what an Obsidian or Charcoal version would have looked like surfaced online.
The resolution of the 10.95-inch screen is 2,560 by 1,600. It has a 16:10 ratio and can reach up to 500 nits of brightness.
If you can’t locate a pen, a USI 2.0 stylus will provide a near enough experience to that of an iPad Pro. Unlike the iPad Pro and the new OnePlus Pad, there was no evidence of a rapid refresh rate.
Google Pixel Tablet special features
The Pixel Tablet will arrive with Android, especially Android 13, which was optimized for tablets with big displays following the development of Android 12L. As a Google product, it will also receive frequent and timely software upgrades.
Later this year, Google will release Android 14 for the Pixel Tablet, which will enhance the tablet’s user experience and include support for generative AI features. Up to three years of software upgrades and five years of security updates will be made available for the Tablet.
The image below shows a Charging Speaker Dock that is compatible with the Pixel Tablet. By doing so, the tablet joins the ranks of other smart home devices like the Google Home Hub and the Nest Hub Max. In addition to charging the Pixel Tablet, it also provides superior sound quality.
We think the Pixel Tablet’s ‘Hub Mode’ is its most impressive function. By switching to Hub Mode, your Pixel Tablet ceases to be a standalone device and instead serves as the nerve center of your smart home.
The Tablet may act as a remote for your music and smart home gadgets, as well as an album. Outside of Google’s own line of hardware, Google’s support is extensive. The greatest smart home gadgets, except for those sold by Amazon, will work here.
You may quickly transform it back into a personal tablet by removing it from the Dock and signing in with your PIN or fingerprints.
Google Pixel Tablet specifications
Like the Pixel 7, the Google Pixel Tablet features a Tensor G2 CPU, 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 128GB or 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
Google claims that its 27-watt-hour battery would allow for up to 12 hours of movie playback on a single charge. Both the Dock and a dedicated USB-C charger are available for charging the device.
There is a camera on both the front and back, however, its usefulness beyond making video calls is unclear. Both the front and back of the phone are equipped with 8 megapixel cameras.
Google Meet, WhatsApp, and other consumer applications are supported, however, there is no (native) Facetime. Unfortunately, unlike the Pixel 7, 7a, and 7 Pro, neither of these cameras can be used for face unlock; nevertheless, a fingerprint sensor is integrated into the power button.
The Google Tablet is a powerful and versatile device that has gained popularity due to its sleek design, immersive display, seamless integration with Google services, and enhanced productivity features.
Whether you’re a student, professional, or casual user, the tablet offers a compelling blend of entertainment, convenience, and performance.
As we continue to embrace a mobile-centric lifestyle, the Google Tablet stands out as a formidable choice for those seeking a reliable and feature-rich companion in their daily lives.