Google will release a Pixel Tablet … in 2023 – TechCrunch

Providing a sneak preview of the Pixel 7 wasn’t sufficient, so Google’s actually leaning in. At present at I/O, the corporate introduced that it’s returning to the pill enterprise with a brand new system set for, get this, a 2023 launch.

“Usually we wouldn’t tease a brand new product earlier than it’s prepared,” mentioned Google’s {hardware} chief Rick Osterloh, “however there’s a lot superb power round tablets within the developer neighborhood that we needed to convey you all into the loop.”

The Pixel Pill goes to be one thing of a non secular successor to 2018’s Pixel Slate, which the corporate quietly discontinued final 12 months. Just like the Pixel E book, the {hardware} was good, however in a world filled with tremendous low-cost Chromebooks, Google by no means actually nailed the “why.”

The Pixel Pill does break from these merchandise in a single key manner: it’s truly an Android system. In a world of ChromeOS dominance, the corporate is making an attempt to reinvigorate the Android pill market.

Presumably a part of the pondering right here was to seek out one other residence for Google’s customized Tensor processors, which debuted in final 12 months’s Pixel 6. On the very least, using the identical chip means the telephones and Pill ought to play collectively properly, as the corporate slowly builds out a {hardware} ecosystem that additionally consists of Pixel Buds and the forthcoming Pixel Watch.

Past that, particulars are unsurprisingly scarce for a tool that’s not due out for one more 12 months. Because the above picture suggests, we’ve acquired a rear-facing digital camera, some side-facing speaker slits and, I suppose some buttons? Meet us again right here for Google I/O 2023, I suppose.

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The announcement follows information that Google is reinvigorating the Android expertise for tablets, in addition to rolling out extra variations of apps for the shape issue. These will probably be out there in a particular tab within the Google Play Retailer.


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