At its yearly I/O conference in May 2022, Google officially unveiled the Pixel Tablet after years of rumours. At the unveiling, Google was quite evasive, and the company has continued to be mum on any official information regarding the impending tablet.
Fortunately, there have been numerous leaks and rumours regarding the Pixel Tablet that assist give fans a better idea of what to anticipate when it is ultimately released later this year. What is known about the Google Pixel Tablet is listed below.
Google Pixel Tablet: design
The Pixel Tablet's style is very typical of what most people have come to anticipate from popular tablets. It has a rectangular shape and is about 7 inches tall and 11 inches long.
Thanks to the front-facing camera that is positioned in the middle of its longest side, as is the case with many current Android tablets, the Pixel Tablet appears to be designed to be used horizontally rather than vertically by default.
There are now three colour variations available for the Pixel Tablet. Both a white/very light pink colour and a light green design are displayed in Google's official renders. In a few leaked photos from someone allegedly selling a prerelease model of the tablet on Facebook Marketplace, we've also seen a Pixel Tablet in a more charcoal-black hue. The Pixel Tablet will reportedly be available in a total of four colours, according to a report from 9to5Google, though the publication doesn't specify which colours to anticipate beyond the white and green possibilities seen in Google's marketing materials.
While tablet colour options are typically very dull, Google typically includes at least one colourful colour for each of its devices, so we're still hoping that as launch day approaches, we'll see something daring from Google.
Google Pixel Tablet: specs
The details of the Pixel Tablet's specifications are still shrouded in secrecy. The majority of the information comes from leaks, rumours, or logical reasoning as Google hasn't given us much to go on.
The only thing Google has revealed is that the Tensor G2 chip, which also powers the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, is what powers the Pixel Tablet. This means that in addition to supporting the potent AI features you would expect on a Pixel smartphone, it should be more than adequate for the majority of apps and games.
In addition, according to one report, the Pixel Tablet would feature Wi-Fi 6 and provide customers with the choice of an internal storage capacity between 128GB and 256GB, with both having 6GB of RAM. While a different rumour concurs with the storage possibilities, it asserts that the Pixel Tablet will contain 8GB of RAM rather than 6GB (contrary to earlier reports' assertions). It's difficult to predict exactly how much memory the tablet will have when it launches due to contradictory rumours, but it seems reasonable to assume that it will feature at least 6GB of RAM. We won't be upset if it comes with 8GB, for sure.
The Pixel Tablet will include UWB (ultra-wideband) connectivity, according to a recent visit to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The tablet's alleged specifications thus far seem to place it roughly on par with the base iPad from 2022.
It's wise to hold off on making a final judgement until more information is available because there is still information that we are missing that could improve (or worsen) the Pixel Tablet.
Google Pixel Tablet: docking station
The Pixel Tablet's distinctive docking station should make up for any shortcomings it may have in terms of ground-breaking specifications. Google revealed that its "Charging Speaker Dock" adapter, which should effectively transform the Pixel Tablet into a Nest Hub smart display, will operate with the Pixel Tablet in October.
The Pixel Tablet's rear has several pogo pins that allow it to dock onto fabric support. When you do this, the Pixel Tablet charges, hands-free Google Assistant instructions become available, and larger speakers enable more accurate audio and video listening.
The charging dock was rumoured to come in the box with every Pixel Tablet purchase, but an Amazon listing for the dock that has since been removed hints that it might be offered separately for $129 instead. However, it does seem to imply that Pixel Tablet purchasers may need to spend a little extra if they want to get the most out of the tablet. Just because Google will be selling the dock separately from the tablet doesn't mean it won't also be included them with every tablet purchase.
Google Pixel Tablet: software
The Pixel Tablet will either launch alongside or after the release of Android 14, so it will only run on that, or it will launch with Android 13 and subsequently update to Android 14.
The introduction of the Pixel Tablet will provide insight into how successfully Google is able to put its most recent OS changes, which heavily focused on optimising Android for larger screens, into practice with a first-party device.
Google Pixel Tablet: price
The Pixel Tablet's pricing hasn't been disclosed by Google, but given its specifications, it's safe to estimate that it will retail for anywhere between $400 and $500.
Similar amounts were charged for Google's earlier tablets, but the company has a history of overcharging for subpar technology. Sadly, we won't be able to be certain until the business releases an official pricing announcement.